Floral Design

Bringing beauty to life with floral design

Hours: 270 Hours
Duration: 12 months
Level: Beginner
Average Completion: 6 Months
Language: English
Occupation: Florist/Floral Designer
Enrolled: 13 Students

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Floral Design

Floral Designers are responsible for creating and arranging flowers in a variety of settings. They must have an eye for design, be creative and have the ability to work quickly and efficiently.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Design and create floral arrangements for events, weddings, and other occasions.
• Consult with clients to determine their style preferences, color schemes, and budget.
• Order flowers and supplies as needed.
• Prepare fresh flowers for design work.
• Manage inventory, stock, and pricing of floral products.
• Care for plants and ensure their longevity.
• Assist with in-store displays and window displays.
• Ensure customer satisfaction by providing high quality products and services.
• Adhere to safety and sanitation regulations.

12 months of Full Access
8% Predicted 10-Years Job Growth

Is This the Right Career for You?

If you love working with flowers and creating beautiful designs, then floral design could be a great career choice for you. It is a profession that requires creativity, knowledge of flowers, and strong customer service skills. Depending on the type of job you pursue, it is possible to earn a good salary and enjoy a lot of job satisfaction.

1. Start today

Begin your transformation and learning journey right away.

2. Learn your way

Achieve your training at your own pace, according to your own schedule.

3. Get hired today

Complete industry-recognized certification and develop your employment strategy to begin your dream job.

6 Reasons to Complete Your Floral Design Training With Us


With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.


Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.


We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.


Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.

Simulations and Case Studies

Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.

Engaging and Interactive

Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.

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Program Description

Our Floral Design course prepares students for a career designing floral arrangements and running a successful florist business. The course balances theory with practice, covering the history of design, artistic elements, floral anatomy, and nomenclature, along with techniques, tools, and specialties. Students will be prepared for the real business world with discussions on distribution, marketing, advertising, and the other industry-specific issues needed for success in the field.

The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to gain employment as a Floral Designer and/or to prepare for the CFDA exam.

After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Identify steps for harvesting and caring for flowers
• Recall ways to design and compose flower arrangements for special occasions and life events
• Recognize the tools and containers needed for floral arrangements
• List the steps for cutting flowers properly and how to increase vase life
• Identify the history of floral design throughout civilizations
Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
Though you are provided a full 12 months access to your program, the average completion time is only 6 months!

Floral Design FAQs

To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

Floral Design Module 1
Harvesting and Care
• Harvest Distribution
• Flower Retailing
• Product Presentation
• Shop Layout
• Careers
• Continuing Education
• Flower Nomenclature
• Inflorescence Patterns
• Postharvest Physiology
• Metabolic Processes
• Care and Handling
• Refrigeration

Floral Design Module 2
Design and Composition
• Design and Style
• Harmony and Unity
• Color Schemes
• Physiological Effects of Color
• Balance
• Proportion
• Scale
• Focal Point and Rhythm
• Line and Form
• Space and Depth
• Texture
• Fragrance

Floral Design Module 3
Tools and Containers
• Mechanics of Arrangement
• Foundation
• Wiring
• Flower and Foliage Forms
• Flower Shape Groups
• Mixing Forms
• Shapes of Floral Arrangements
• Oriental Style
• European Style
• Geometric Design
• Western Line Design
• Knives and Clippers

Floral Design Module 4
Special Occasions
• Holidays
• Expressing Sentiments
• Seasonal Themes
• Novelty Designs
• Flowers to Wear
• Corsages
• Boutonnieres
• Accessorizing Designs
• Everlasting Design
• Artificial Flowers and Foliage
• Silk Flowers
• Dried and Preserved Plant Material

Floral Design Module 5
Oriental Style of Design
• History of Floral Design
• Flower Art in Ancient Civilizations
• Egyptian Period
• Greek Period
• Sacred Lotus Flower
• European Periods
• Clean Lines of Nature
• Simplicity
• Symbolism
• Careful Placement
• Symbolic of Nature

Floral Design Module 6
Weddings and Funeral Flowers
• Contemporary Designs and Techniques
• Classic-Mass Design
• Traditional European Period Style
• Mille Fleurs Design
• Wedding Flowers
• Floral Romance
• Promotion and Advertising
• Wedding Consultation
• Sympathy Flowers
• Trends and Regional Differences
• Casket Sprays
• Easel Sprays

Floral Design Module 7
Flowers and Foliage
• Cut Flowers
• Plant Nomenclature
• Hybrids
• Cultivar
• Pronunciation
• Common Names
• Techniques to Increase Vase Life
• Conifer Greens
• Grasses
• Herbs
• Bamboo
• Leafy Stems

All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

Internet Connection
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
Hardware Requirements
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

Software Requirements
• Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader


Upon successful completion this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Floral Design Associate (CFDA). Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


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Certified Floral Design Associate (CFDA)


A Floral Design certification can benefit individuals in many ways. It can give them the opportunity to become a floral designer, increase their knowledge of floral design, improve their technical skills and design abilities, and help them stand out amongst other floral designers. It can also open up new job opportunities and provide the chance to work in a variety of settings, such as florists, wedding planners, event planners, and more. Additionally, a certification can help build a successful career in the floral industry, as well as demonstrate a commitment to the profession and a dedication to quality.


• 100% Online, Self-Paced
• Open Enrollment
• Admissions and Student Support
• Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content
• Industry Certification Exam, when applicable
• Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion