KEITS Training service Provider - British Florist Association

KEITS Training service Provider

KEITS courses & apprenticeships provide expert support to assess florist staff within the workplace.  

Floristry programmes available with KEITS:

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Floristry

The framework is comprised of:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-Based Floristry
  • Lantra Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English at level 1

Advanced Apprenticeship in Floristry

  • Level 3 Diploma in Work-Based Floristry
  • Lantra Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English at level 2

Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry

This qualification is designed to provide:

  • an industry recognised qualification at level 4
  • a competent workforce at level 4
  • a suitable qualification for progression from level 3
  • a suitable qualification to lead on to the level 5 Professional Diploma

General Information:

The qualification is suitable for florists who have achieved a Level 3 Floristry qualification and have established industry experience. If they have sufficient industry experience but have not achieved a Level 3, they will be required to demonstrate prior to starting the course that they are working to at least Level 3 standards.

The learners will also need to have a sufficient level of literacy and numeracy to enable them to research the underpinning knowledge, carry out the practical tasks and complete the assignments.

The learners will need to be working in the industry while completing this qualification.

General Structure:

To gain the Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry (ICFS), candidates must pass all ten units.

  • Unit 001: Botanical Concepts & Practices for Floristry
  • Unit 002: Historical Studies for Floristry
  • Unit 003: Floral Event Practices
  • Unit 004: Business Practices for Floristry
  • Unit 005: Marketing & Promotion Practices for Floristry
  • Unit 006: Technical Floristry Skills – Tied Designs
  • Unit 007: Technical Floristry Skills – Wired & Glued Designs
  • Unit 008: Technical Floristry Skills – Designs in Mediums
  • Unit 009: Technical Floristry Skills – Design Trends
  • Unit 010: Design Concepts for Floristry

Assessors will provide up to 9 face-to-face visits (6/7 at your premises and 2/3 at a central location). These will include mock examinations/assignments as necessary. The learner will need to provide a quiet uninterrupted place to work/create arrangements during visits and should allow up to 5 hours for each visit.

Minimum length of course will be 18 months.


There are three integrated assignments and an externally set and marked practical and knowledge exam at the end.


Price on application.  There is an advanced learner loan available if required.

Learners will provide their own flowers/materials


KEITS has experienced Business Development Consultants and an Assessment team who will be on hand to advise on which qualification is right for you. KEITS will provide guidance on individual programmes of training most suited to your needs.

KEITS understands that everyone learns differently, and we will tailor your program to bring out the best in you with your learning style.


With the support of your KEITS assessor, you will build up a portfolio, which will include a range of evidence to demonstrate how you meet the standards for your qualification.

The range of evidence includes:

  • practical assessments
  • oral questioning by your assessor
  • written questions
  • photographs
  • witness testimonies
  • job reports
  • professional discussion
  • job description and daily routine

By assessing you in your workplace, KEITS will be assessing you on your true abilities and skills.

Your KEITS assessor will visit you regularly and will give you guided support throughout your programme.

Are you looking for an Apprenticeship?

KEITS Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain a nationally recognised qualification, get practical hands-on work experience and valuable skills, all whilst earning a wage.

As an employee, you can earn and learn alongside experienced staff and gain vital job-specific skills. Once you have qualified you may move into an advanced apprenticeship, or into other employment. Whatever happens KEITS has an experienced team who will be on hand to advice on which option is right for you. We understands that everyone learns differently, and we will tailor your program to bring out the best in you.


KEITS provide expert support to assess your staff within your workplace, allowing employers to observe and take part in the assesments. All elements of the Apprenticeship are completed on the employer’s premises.

To become a KEITS approved business, a KEITS Business Development Consultant will visit you to verify Health and Safety and to complete the necessary paperwork.

KEITS Business Development Consultants will then discuss with you and your staff their individual training needs, and recommend an appropriate programme, and sign up accordingly. The learner will then be assigned an assessor, who will visit every 4 weeks for landbased programmes or 8-10 weeks for business services programmes, and support the learner through the length of their programme.

There are Government grants available for employers taking Apprentices aged 16-18yrs. Registration fees will apply to learners aged 19yrs and over, please contact KEITS for further information.

Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service

This free government service is aimed directly at employers who wish to advertise their Apprenticeship Vacancies. This is a dedicated website that future Apprentices are constantly searching for appropriate employment. For further information on this exciting opportunity please visit

Contact Details

For further information, please contact KEITS Head Office:

KEITS Training Services Ltd
502 Centennial Park
Centennial Avenue
Elstree Hill South


Tel: 0208 327 3800
Apprentice Vacancies: 0208 327 3804
Fax: 0208 236 0374

Please note that the information provided was accurate at the date of publication. However, courses are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change, please see their website for the latest information

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