Floristry & Plant Maintenance (IAMI GUEST Unit 10)

Floristry & Plant Maintenance (IAMI GUEST Unit 10)

Directed at steward/esses of all levels looking to gain skills in floral design and plant care

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • £255.00 excl.


The Crew Academy’s GUEST-accredited Floristry and Plant Maintenance eLearning course provides a comprehensive guide to creating stunning floral displays and caring for a wide range of indoor plants.

Learn the main principles of floral design and understand how to prepare and plan floral displays pre-guest arrival, taking into consideration guest preferences, location, colour schemes, budgets, and dimensions.

The course covers optimum storage conditions and proper stem preparation to extend the life of fresh flowers. This will include becoming familiar with all the tools, equipment and skills required to correctly cut, prepare, and store cut flowers and foliage, and how to properly use them to create arrangements. 

Alongside floristry skills, you will also learn to identify various indoor plants, while developing the skills to care for and maintain popular indoor plants for healthy growth.

Finally, the course will provide participants with an understanding of the relevant health and safety practices including waste disposal, COSHH, and HASAWA regulations, as well as personal safety considerations when working with sharp tools, poisonous and irritant materials, and heavy items.

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Your Trainer: Sarah Wood

Born and raised on Canada’s Great Lakes, Sarah spent over ten years working between luxury estates and various superyachts, working her way up to Chief Stewardess on 40-85m vessels.

After moving ashore and working as a consultant for a UK based recruitment and management company, Sarah relocated to Australia with her family and founded a boutique yacht crew recruitment company.

Since joining the Crew Academy team Sarah has been refreshing the interior courses and is excited to share her experience and love for the industry as an IAMI GUEST approved trainer, teaching an assortment of interior courses.


Course Format

Total 12 hours of blended learning online, allowing students to join from any time-zone and location

  • Video introduction to Unit (10 minutes)
  • Guided e-learning / Self-study through VLE (8.5 hours)
  • Series of multiple choice knowledge checks throughout course
  • 1:1 tuition with trainer (1 hour)
  • Practical assessment comprising of 2 video submissions
  • Online written examination (1 hour)


Required Equipment:

  • Good internet, computer and printer
  • Device with video capabilities
  • Selection of flowers and foliage
  • Access to water (sink or tap)
  • Scissors, secateurs or floral knife
  • Floral foam
  • Vase, container, or flower tray
  • String, floral tape, wire, or floral pin holder
  • Decorative accessories (optional)


  1. The key principles of floral design 

  2. How to store, condition and handle fresh flowers 

  3. Health and safety procedures 

  4. How to order flowers 

  5. Container and foam flower arrangements 

  6. Plant care and maintenance


Key Takeaways

 A certificate will be issued through the successful passing of the online examination.

After completing the course, you will officially be part of our Alumni community and will have free access to our Mental Health courses for free as well as discounts on other courses.


Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • £255.00 excl.