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Commercial Floristry

Course Code(s):  5M2686
QQI Award Code:  5M2686 Floristry
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Sallynoggin College of Further Education

Sallynoggin College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M2686
QQI Award Code 5M2686 Floristry
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Start your career blooming with this one year course in Professional Floristry. Students will develop the necessary skills to design, create and arrange floral and plant displays for interior environments and special occasions.

What will you Study?

Retail Floristry:
Flower Conditioning and Handling
Floral Design for occasions
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794

Floriculture and Plant Care:
Floristry plants
Interior planting
Plant design and care

General:
Retail Selling 5N1619
Retail Display 5N1861
Communications 5N0690
Customer Service 5N0972
Computer Skills
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

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CFLOR 5M2686

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Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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