EDUCATION GUIDE

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Is Floristry Right for Me?

Before you start looking at schools, read this guide on how to decide whether floristry is the right career for you.

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How to Choose a Florist School

This guide walks you through how to choose the right florist school, including questions to ask yourself and practical advice on checking out schools.

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Questions to Ask Florist School Staff and Students

Find advice on how to research florist schools here, including sample lists of questions for instructors and students of the schools you’re interested in.

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Floral Design School or Classes

Learn the differences between floristry programs and classes, the advantages of each and what you might expect out of each format.

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Florist Training Options Other than School

Maybe you love floristry but aren’t keen on school. This page explains the pros and cons of other, more hands-on training options

Welcome to the Education Guide! If you’re thinking of starting a career as a florist, you probably have lots of questions. We hope we can help.

This guide is for anyone who wants to know what learning opportunities are out there for florists. Whether you’re thinking about becoming a florist, considering a career change to floristry or just looking into floristry classes to become better at arranging your own flowers, you’ll find practical information here.

You might be wondering what your options are for learning floristry. Do you need to go to school for floristry? What kind of florist school should you go to? How do you decide which school is right for you? Should you take florist classes or a whole florist program? This guide aims to answer those questions and more.

In these pages, you’ll discover how to assess whether floristry is the right career for you. You’ll gain insight into important factors to consider when choosing a florist school. You’ll learn what questions to ask florist school staff and students before you start a program. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to make sure that the school you’re thinking of attending will be a good fit for you.

We’ll also lay out your options when it comes to floristry education. Full or part-time program, classes, workshops or alternative education – this guide will give you the ins and outs of each kind of schooling so you can decide what will work best for your career.

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