There are many different careers to investigate and we have brought together the accredited training courses on this site so you can easily contact the organisations that you need. Just follow the links or call the organisations listed and find out how you can start a satisfying new career.
The National Association of Funeral Directors provides education and training for funeral operatives / assistants, funeral arrangers and funeral directors. New qualifications are being developed for launch in May 2012. The following qualifications are tailored specifically for people employed in the funeralservice:
• National Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration
• National Diploma in Funeral Directing
For anyone interested in joining the funeral service, but unsure which career path to take, training in Funeral Service Awareness is an option. The association also offers vocational qualifications for people already working in the funeral service.
IFD College provides accredited vocational training for the funeral profession. 14 units of training accredited by Open College Network is appropriate for anyone working in the sector from the newest employee to those with years of experience. The units cover driver/bearer skills, administration, reception, customer care, bereavement and funeral planning amongst others. In some circumstances the training may be accessed by those not currently employed in the sector.
Accredited Training Courses
NAMM has a 25 year history in training and is a City & Guilds NPTC Accreditation Test Centre providing training to nationally recognised standards
NAMM offers cost effective, professional training courses to all within the memorial masonry industry. NAMM's qualified training staff, who are also City & Guilds NPTC registered assessors, can provide training in all aspects of memorial masonry from craft skills through to full national accreditation in the Safety Inspection and Assessment of memorials in burial grounds.
A Funeral Celebrant creates and delivers the funeral. This work involves: meeting and interviewing bereaved families, writing and constructing the funeral ceremony and delivering the ceremony. Celebrants are usually self – employed and work is referred to them by Funeral Directors.
The BIFD will be accepting students for its new qualifications in Funeral Directing early in 2012.
The British Institute of Embalmers promotes the proficient education of persons seeking to study and practice the said art and science.
Embalmers are responsible for preserving and disinfecting a deceased until the cremation or burial is carried out. Their job is to try to make them look the best they can, so they are able to be viewed by the bereaved.
Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM)
Founded in 1913, the Institute produces and promotes best practice guidance for all aspects of the management and operation of cemeteries and crematoria. It also provides accredited education and training opportunities to those working or wishing to seek a career in this sensitive service area.
Click through to the training section of our website and please feel free to look around all of the site where you will gain an insight into the work of the Institute and the assistance and support that it provides to its members.
The primary purpose of BRAMM is to establish a recognised uniform standard of workmanship to meet the requirements of BS 8415 in all burial grounds throughout the UK.
To enable this BRAMM created a register of accredited memorial fixers and can certify through training that memorial installers possess the competencies and licence that should be required by burial authorities.
Whilst providing training and assessment to qualify for a BRAMM Fixer Licence other CPD training is provided to enable licence renewal.