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A Florist is a professional who has specialised knowledge of plants and flowers and is skilled at producing floral designs to a high standard for all occasions.


The competition has been designed to reflect the work role of a florist, including skills such as time management, planning and problem solving.

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of team entries per organisation 
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competences (these can be found in the Tools section below) and not have more than 5 years’ industry experience

Steps to taking part in this skills competition

  1. Register to enter this competition by 5 April 2019
  2. Individuals will be invited to a National Qualifier during Spring/Summer 2019, further details will be released in the New Year.
  3. WorldSkills UK quality assure the results and finalists will be notified by September 2019.
  4. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final at the NEC in November 2019 as part of WorldSkills UK LIVE

Please note: this Competition has a preliminary phase, which involves submitting a photographic entry for initial assessment.

Find out more about this preliminary phase

Additional information

  • Download the competition overview and core competences from the Tools section to find out more about this skills competition and help with your preparation.
  • Pre-competition activity pack will be available soon


Competition organising partner

Competition organising partner

The British Florist Association is the competition organising partner for the floristry competition.

Find out more