Career Course


Vida Flores Certificate in Floral Design and Floristry

Due to many requests, we are thrilled to be offering a Vida Flores Certificate in Floral Design and Floristry.  There has been much demand from our customers for a floral design course that delivers the stunning Vida Flores aesthetic, and prepares individuals for a career in floral design.  We are elated to be able to offer you this opportunity.

Floristry is a wonderful career choice, opening the doors to many exciting opportunities.  Florists go on to work in varied creative fields, both inside and outside of the floral industry.  Our industry-ready 6 week intensive course will teach our students all the skills required to work as a florist.  Davina Prankherd is the course tutor.  A classically trained florist herself, Davina has been working in the industry for over 20 years, 18 of these as the owner of Vida Flores. Davina has been a floral design tutor since the inception of Vida Flores.  Her knowledge base and industry experience are invaluable, and she passes these on to her students, along with her incredible create talent.

Class topics include design and creation of all forms of floral arrangements.  These include bouquets, vase and container arrangements, wedding flowers, large scale installations, corporate flowers and the like.  You will also learn about flower markets and wholesalers, customer service, meeting with clients, quoting, costings and billing, ordering, flower knowledge and care, marketing, and much more.

This course in not NZQA accredited.  It is our very own curriculum, based on the practical and theoretical requirements for being a florist in the current industry.  We are very proud of what this course delivers, and we love that we are able to teach floral design in the beautiful aesthetic of Vida Flores.

The course is held every Tuesday for 6 weeks, from 5:30-8:30pm.  Our June/July intake is now full, and we are now taking bookings for the August/September 2019 intake.

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to complete 5-10 hours of approved industry work experience.  This will be at Vida Flores, or with other notable florists.  Upon completion of the course and work experience, you will be awarded your Vida Flores Certificate in Floral Design and Floristry.

ALL MATERIALS AND FLORALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.  You are not required to buy additional materials for this course.

Please refer to our Flower School and Career Course Terms and Conditions upon booking into this course.  Once first or full payment has been made, we do not accept refunds of any part of the course fees.