Floristry Returns to North Shropshire College

Floristry Returns to North Shropshire College

The course tutor, Eileen Avery (Far Left), and her learners L to R: Kathryn White, Maggie Jones, Lisa Nurse, Tracy Nurse, Thea Ryan

Floristry has made a welcome return to North Shropshire College (NSC) after a long absence. The new floristry course is run by Eileen Avery at NSC’s Oswestry Campus, it is aimed at people of all abilities. Eileen commented ‘I am pleased the Floristry course has returned to NSC after such a long absence, the College is now offering professional City & Guilds qualifications in floristry, the course is ideal for anyone who is looking to add to their CV or seeking part-time work. There is also an opportunity to progress onto higher qualifications.’

Kathryn White a floristry student from St. Martins, works at Stan’s Superstore in the Floristry Department, Kathryn commented ‘I wanted to improve my skills and be able to become a qualified florist to offer better service to the customers, the course is really good and I feel more confident in the workplace. I can apply what I’ve learnt in the classroom into practice. I find Eileen very good and knowledgeable she’s helpful and if you aren’t sure, you can ask. To anyone thinking of doing the course, I’d say just go for it, you won’t be sorry it’s well worth it.’

For more information about Floristry courses at NSC or to apply, please visit You can also apply by calling Reception at NSC’s Oswestry Campus on 01691 688000.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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