Judith Blacklock
Flower School

Accredited Online Professional Business of Floristry & Events Styling Course


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2022 – 2023 is proving to be a bumper year for event florists, so now is the time to develop those skills.

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Master the skills and techniques of the floristry business with our online floristry courses from the comfort of your home. This online professional & events styling business course offers a similar content to our world-renowned Professional Business of Floristry & Events Styling Course that Judith has been running to great acclaim for 16 years at her school.  It follows the same curriculum, but with modifications to make distant learning possible.

The course provides you with one-to-one learning at every stage, with your own personal tutor who guides you through the theory and practical work. This intensive training will enable you to open up your own business successfully. There is no other course like this on the market.

Dates: You choose, that’s the joy!

The Judith Blacklock Diploma is awarded upon successful completion of the course. On successful completion of the professional online course students are eligible to receive an invitation from the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) to become a Certified Floral Designer.

NEW: Once you have completed our accredited Online Professional Business of Floristry & Events Styling Course Judith will be offering a 20 mins one-to-one Zoom session where you can ask her anything about working with flowers. She will also advise on getting work experience and how she can help.  Just email school@judithblacklock.com

NEW: We have added a brand new 70-minute video on sustainability and large-scale event work to our online professional business & events styling course. The video shows three of Judith’s top teachers taking you through the mechanics and techniques of creating soaring columns, big structural hanging designs and impressive floral arches. This video is realistic and practical with no corners left unturned. There is no extra coursework attached to this video but it will get you itching for a large-scale assignment so you can have a go.

Click here for our other online courses:

Online Floral Design Course

Online Wedding Flowers Course 



Master the new skills and techniques of the floristry business with our online floristry courses from the comfort of your home with your own expert floristry tutor.

This business-focused professional & events styling online floristry course is for anyone who wants to become a florist, but is unable to attend classes at the flower school in London. Students do have to buy the flowers and foliage for each module, and we anticipate £10-£15 per module. We believe it is the only fully comprehensive online professional floristry course that gives all the specialist information and practical skills necessary to earn money working with flowers.

Suitable for:

  • Those who want to study part-time or who are seeing a career change
  • School leavers
  • Anyone who would prefer to retrain while still working
  • International students with English as a second language
  • Time-pressed parents and carers
  • Those with no previous experience with flowers

About the business floristry course:

  • Starter pack of essential flower arranging equipment and sundries worth more than £100, sent free of charge to you to any country in the world to help you get started
  • Led by Judith and her team of expert and experienced tutors – all of whom have both professional floristry and teaching qualifications
  • 20 modules covering practical and theoretical work, both of which are assessed by your personal tutor
  • Access anywhere in the world, at any time, via the secure website
  • Covers up-to-date floristry practices worldwide
  • Reference information on more than 180 important flowers and foliage
  • 20 comprehensive professionally-produced films to accompany each module. Can be watched over and over again.
  • Information and guidance on just about every aspect of floristry
  • 10 hours of one-to-one tutorials via a 30 minute video per module
  • Support and guidance from your personal tutor, with access to Judith via email at any time
  • Easy to understand comprehensive teaching anticipating difficulties before they happen!
  • 12 months to complete your studies which can be extended on application
  • Unlimited access to the course material and videos until course completion
  • The Judith Blacklock Diploma, with a numbered certificate, is awarded upon successful completion of the business floristry course – Pass, Credit or Distinction

You will be taught:

  • Arrangements for large venues such as churches, marquees or reception halls
  • Flowers in a vase and handtied bouquets
  • Large scale designs (high and low table arrangements)
  • Table decoration and top table designs
  • Flexible garlands
  • Pedestal (large raised designs to be seen from three sides)
  • Buttonholes, wedding bouquets and comprehensive wiring techniques
  • The latest trends and techniques with up-to-the-minute materials
  • How to set up your own business
  • How to buy and manage stock
  • The elements and principles of design
  • Contracts
  • Sympathy work
  • Online marketing
  • The trade secrets that will enable you to make a few flowers go a long way

and a lot more…

Students are required to purchase their own flowers and foliage for each module.

The Judith Blacklock Diploma is awarded upon successful completion of this professional business online course and students are eligible to receive an invitation from the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) to become a Certified Floral Designer.

Dates: You choose, that’s the joy!

A few examples of what past students who have taken this course have gone onto achieve – we are immensely proud:








  1. Nicola Marshall – February 2023

    The online course is well thought out and comprehensive with excellent support and help from the school tutors and Judith. I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone wishing to learn floristry.

  2. Emma from Wandsworth

    I have just completed the year long professional floristry course which has been such an amazing learning curve. I cannot believe that I can actually put together and create my own designs now with absolute confidence. The course has been thorough and extremely informative. I am very grateful to Judith Blacklock and her fantastic and supportive staff for an inspirational course and an incredible new skill that brings me a lot of joy and prospectively a new career.

  3. Emma Linsley – April 2022

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. My tutor has been a fantastic support. From start to finish, the videos, written instructions and theory work have all been so well put together, easy to follow and are great reference materials to go back to!

  4. Tracey Parmenter – recent graduate

    The help given by my tutor completely encouraged me through my journey and I can honestly say that I have had the best time doing the course. I have learnt so much and really feel ready to continue this journey and open my own business. I cannot thank you enough for all the help and support given. I will certainly be recommending The Judith Blacklock Flower School to everyone I meet who is interested in floral design.

  5. Maria Ross

    I had looked far and wide for an online floristry course and I am so glad that I chose the Judith Blacklock Flower School. The quality of course material, both video and written, is excellent and my personal tutor was very knowledgeable, supportive and encouraging. The course was a real pleasure and I have learnt surprisingly much. It gave my skills and confidence to create more sophisticated arrangements and is a solid foundation of my professional development as a floral designer.

  6. Tracey Parmenter – current student

    I feel like I have learnt a lot already and i’m only on module 2 and i’m really loving the course. The smell and sight of fresh flowers in a room makes every day a great day!

  7. Emma Linsley

    Doing this course (which is just wonderful!) has confirmed to me that floristry is absolutely what I want to do. All I think about is floristry! So, this week I resigned from my job in order to dedicate 100% of my time to finishing my training and setting up my business. I already have people wanting to place regular orders. Looking forward to starting on buttonholes and corsages – the wedding modules are the ones I’ve been looking forward to the most! I’ve read Judiths Wedding book cover to cover, several times and the cut flower guide has become my bible!

  8. Emily Gasche – May 2021

    Judith’s online professional business of floristry course has been perfect for my busy lifestyle. As a full-time teacher and with a baby on the way, I hadn’t been able to find a qualification that suited me. I saw this one advertised and couldn’t wait to start. Having my own tutor has meant that I certainly don’t feel like I’ve missed out on the face-to-face element. She had challenged and inspired me, and I’ve learnt so much. The course has been an excellent foundation, as it covers all the essentials and more.

  9. Marie Leahy

    Claire is a wonderful tutor and I am learning so much. Thank you for all the professionalism shown and for enlightening a creative spark in me. I love flowers and I am enjoying the course so much and look forward to all the modules ahead.

  10. Natasha Gibson – N. Ireland

    I received my Judith Blacklock Online Professional Floristry Course as a christmas gift, and what a fantastic gift that was!
    What can I say about the course other than it was simply amazing. I am based in N.Ireland and I wasn’t sure how exactly it would work to begin with but soon found my way around the course.
    It is a truly professional course, with a wealth of knowledge on every aspect of the floral industry, the modules are so well laid out and its so easy to upload your photos. I learned so much from this course and loved every assignment from the theory side through to the practical side, my tutor Liz was fantastic, she always gave such detailed and constructive feedback and she had so many tips to share.
    I just loved waiting to see my results and feedback and it was so exciting to see what the next assignment video instructions by Judith would be.
    Judith has such a great way of teaching, she is so clear and knowledgeable in her instructions with so many great tips throughout her videos, they are very detailed and she always has great ideas on flowers to substitute with when they aren’t available in your area or season.

    For anyone interested in flowers whether it be for a career or even a new hobby I would highly recommend the online courses by Judith Blacklock, or even as a gift for someone who loves flowers, you will not be disappointed.

    I enjoyed every minute of the course and I am proud to say that I was taught by the best!

    And a massive thank you to Judith Blacklock & her amazing team, thank you for a wonderful experience.

  11. Amanda Belsey

    The tuition is 1st class and tutors are always on hand with helpful tips and advice. I cant recommend this course enough, a must for anyone thinking of of working with flowers.

  12. Mirona Barac

    Judith, your course is amazing. In the beginning I was really skeptical about an online flower arranging class, but now I’m a fan. I feel that I learned so much just by watching the first video and reading all the info in the module.

  13. Julie Larson

    My experience completing the Judith Blacklock Online Professional Floristry Course was that it truly delivers the comprehensive curriculum, professional instruction and quality mentoring promised in the course description. I enrolled in the online course to learn while working full time. The anytime-anywhere access enabled me to review the theory section or watch the complementary instruction video for a module during lunch or while commuting. I appreciated that each video instructor conveyed their wealth of floristry experience in an understandable presentation. My mentor also willingly shared her experience in answering my questions, including everything from sourcing and purchasing flowers to mechanics for stabilizing stems. Her feedback, whether kind encouragement or constructive criticism, was invaluable to my success in completing the Professional Floristry course.

  14. Tracy DeMuro Raleigh

    I completed the Online Professional Floristry Course, and could not be more pleased with the quality of the program and the overall experience. While I was initially hesitant about taking such a “hands – on” course online, I quickly found that the way the course is designed with such thorough instruction through excellent videos and written material truly allows for a comprehensive learning experience. My tutor was amazing – she offered timely feedback and was very helpful when I had questions. Because you photograph your work from many different angles, it is possible to receive great feedback. I was worried that not being physically present would make that difficult, but it truly wasn’t an issue. Most importantly, my tutor offered constructive help and encouragement, and I felt that my skills greatly improved over the course of the program. While occasionally I found it difficult to secure the flowers I was hoping to use because of availability in my area, in the end I realized this was a good lesson in learning to make substitutions when necessary! Judith’s videos were informative, clear and an important addition to the written material provided. I am grateful for having learned from the best – many thanks for a wonderful experience!

  15. Cathy Lange

    I dropped into the school, as I was visiting London on vacation last week & met Katharina & Tom, who were absolutely lovely to me & helpuful in every way they could be. I am doing an on-line course with the school because I live in Australia and am enjoying every minute of it. Lynne, my tutor is positive & honest & I have been helped by all of the staff, along the way. I AM VERY PROUD TO BE BEING TRAINED BY THE JUDITH BLACKLOCK FLOWER SCHOOL. Thank you to all involved.

  16. Claire Wallace

    I have recently completed Judith’s online floristry career course, which has taught me all the essential skills required for a career in floristry and has given me the confidence to set up my own floristry business, Miss Mollie’s Flowers. Feeling very disillusioned with my previous career as a Secretary in the NHS for many years, I made the decision to do Judith’s course in the hope that I would be able to realise my dream of a career in floristry and thus Miss Mollie’s Flowers was born. It has completely changed my life for the better and I am loving every minute of my new career with flowers. It has been a steep learning curve, much hard work, early mornings, long days, but so satisfying when you see the end product and the joy that your flowers give to so many people. Thank you Judith and your incredible team for providing this course and making my dream come true, I am very grateful.

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