Erasmus+

FlorCert for future – Master (FFF-M)

Number of project: 2021-1-HR01-KA220-VET-000025762

FlorCert for future – Master (FFF-M) is a project funded by the Agency for Mobility and European Union Programs for a period of 30 months from 1. November 2021 – 30. April 2024. The project was created as a logical continuation of previous projects that schools in the FlorCert network have successfully implemented. With the aim of unifying basic knowledge and raising the level of professional skills for the florist profession, partners from Sweden, Slovenia, Serbia, Italy, and Croatia are involved in the project.

 The project will develop the systematization of knowledge development through modules for teachers and employers who work with students of the florist profession. Teachers and employers who complete the training (from basic to master) will receive an international certificate for the acquired knowledge and skills. This project includes interactive content such as videos, quizzes, memory games, and various types of questions in the florist’s teaching process, the application of which will contribute to a more innovative and attractive approach to learning. The teaching content will also focus on environmentally friendly ways of making floral arrangements with biodegradable materials and recycling and waste management.

 One of the goals of the project is also to develop an application for florists to facilitate communication between teachers, students, and mentors with employers. The developed application will provide the basis for facilitating international communication and exchanging ideas and expertise. By increasing the skills of teachers and employers, the quality of the school and the employer will be strengthened, which will positively impact the profession, and students will be better prepared for the challenges of the European labour market.

FlorCert specifies knowledge, understanding of specific professional competencies and skills that underpin best practice in the floristry. This is reflected by a common global understanding of the role of the associated florist(s) or profession(s) for the flower industry. Proficiency in the Certificate is intended to reflect the best national practices described by FlorCert. Standard Specification is therefore a guide to the necessary training and preparation for work in the florist trade. The assessment of professional skills and understanding takes place through the Diploma as a degree project in upper secondary school. Professional competency assessment takes place through an exam on each module. FlorCert assesses only the skills listed in the Technical Description for each module, which will reflect the standard specification within the professional qualification.

RESULTS OF THE ERASMUS PROJECT FLORCERT FOR FURURE

  1. RESULT

Systematization of knowledge development through modules with a connection: teacher – employer/mentor in the flower shop – student/adult education candidate

INTERNATIONAL FLORCERT CERTIFICATE STRUCTURE

HOW TO BECOME MASTER FLORIST BY FLORCERT

  1. RESULT

Sustainable floristry learning content and interactive content – videos (decoration design techniques, organic gardening

Short video clips are available for free on the Floweracademy.si (Akademija cvetja) YouTube channel, such as :

  1. RESULT

An application that connects a teacher – an employer / mentor in a flower shop – a student / adult education candidate

ADDITIONAL RESULT

According to the Swedish education system, FlorCert experts from partner institutions have successfully obtained the FloristMaster title.

Blanka Pazman, Sredna škola Arboretum Opeka Marčan, Hrvaška

Dr. Silvia Romagnoli, Tradizione e Cultura, Italy

Daniela de Rubeis, Tradizione e Cultura, Italy

 

Dr. Sabina Šegula, Floweracademy.SI, Slovenija