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Funeral Arranger Training


Become a Funeral Industry Professional


Intensive full of practical information on becoming a caring funeral arranger. This is a comprehensive course, with a suitably qualified tutor & funeral director that provides you with the necessary knowledge required to be a successful funeral arranger. 

The funeral arranger course will give you the required skills to enable you to be well trained when working with the bereaved, and to confidently arrange and create a fitting funeral service. 

Our enriching and rigorous curriculum covers theory and practical, real-world issues, to assist students in launching and establishing themselves as a professional funeral arranger.



What's in your Funeral Arrangers Course?

There are TWELVE Modules, which each contain several units.

Topics that will be covered in-depth:

  • Funeral industry overview.
  • The role of a funeral arranger.
  • The first call.
  • Viewing the person who has died. 
  • Embalming / last offices overview.
  • Identification procedures.
  • Liaison with the funeral director and their personnel.
  • Gaining the appropriate information to allow you to contact the family, and the ongoing need to communicate with them.
  • Liaising with family and friends.
  • Client communication techniques.
  • Client Q&A.
  • Pre paid funeral plans.
  • Working out the estimate / cost & invoicing.
  • Booking the funeral service with crematoria / cemetery dept. 
  • The on call team.
  • Post mortem information.
  • Dealing with doctors and associated fees.
  • The Coroner & Procurator fiscal.
  • Accurate written and verbal instructions.
  • Listening skills, grief awareness, empathy, confidentiality and respect.
  • Understanding how to work with different personalities.
  • A funeral arrangement that reflects the wishes of the family.
  • Accurate interpretation of verbal and written information and instructions.
  • The ability to improvise and problem solve with limited resources.
  • We will look at baby funerals, infant funerals and sudden deaths.
  • Living funerals.
  • We look at why the funeral industry is a big business and why the trends and dynamics are changing in this sector.
  • Role and overview of others.
  • Appropriate resource selection.
  • Dealing with the officiant & third parties. i.e Florists & Newspaper intimations.
  • Information about the mortuary and crematorium.
  • Legal documents / certification
  • Burials including natural & woodland funerals
  • Memorial funeral services.
  • Green / eco friendly funerals.
  • Cremation by flame.
  • Cremation by water.
  • Health regulations regarding burials and cremations.
  • Ability to relate to people from a range of social, cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Working with bereavement services.
  • Time management skills.
  • Working with funeral staff, and other associated professionals within the required protocols.
  • Inside trade secrets and tips.
  • Repatriation from overseas.
  • Burial at sea.
  • Adherence to professional dress standards.
  • Ability to display dignity and solemnity.
  • Stress management skills and the ability to manage emotions.
  • The working of the Crematorium front and back of house.
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Arranger FAQ's.
  • Homework, projects and role play.
  • A fantastic insight into the funeral Industry.
  • Carry out a full funeral arrangement  – with peer and tutor feedback.

We've left nothing out


Becoming a Funeral Arranger isn't just about learning how to arrange funerals. Our courses offer you a lot more!

It is also about learning to deal with families in stressful situations and as well as many other things. 

We'll cover the structure of the industry. You'll learn the legal bits you must understand. We'll teach you the tips, tricks and techniques.

By the end of the course you will be ready to step into this exciting and new career with a plan to execute and a community to support you along the way.

This Funeral Arranger Training Course is suitable for anyone interested in working in this sector or who wants to learn more about the topic. 

If you’re an individual looking to excel within this field then The Funeral Arranger Training Course is for you.

Whether you’re an existing arranger or aspiring professional, this training will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills.


Here is what you will get from us

You will receive (Our Bible) A sturdy bound training manual. Perfect to refer back to. The Arranger USB flash drive (Our Vault) containing forms, ready made sheets and documents done for you, and much more. A note pad and pen along with a useful carry bag to keep all your course materials together. You will also receive a free copy of "The Good Funeral Guide"

(Online delegates will receive all of the above by special delivery in advance of course going live)

On top of your ongoing unlimited support, we hold funeral C.P.D workshops and meetings every quarter with all our past students so, we can keep them on track and continue to support and mentor them. 



LEARNING WITH THE ACADEMY

With a friendly and professional approach, The Academy delivers funeral training that is affordable, practical and consistently relevant to your needs. Our courses tackle many of the most challenging areas of business, where mistakes can often prove costly. 

Our presenters are experts in their field and most importantly, they are all working in the industry, enabling them to use their own experiences to clearly apply the training in a relatable way.

If you are looking for on point training that works - Consider training with our Academy

Our courses will take you from ground level up and show you how to be a Confident Funeral Arranger. 

Securing the right training has never been so important.


We specialise in small groups. 

We don’t believe in overfilling our courses and feel this lessens the quality of training we provide to our students. 

(maximum of 6 per class)





You can commence as a funeral arranger immediately following this training

Why Choose us?

✓ Our courses are ALWAYS taught LIVE ✓ Over 15 years experience ✓ We are transparent. ✓ A proven record of 'walking the walk' ✓ You won’t leave empty handed. ✓ Every piece of documentation to get you started. ✓ Full access to our online mentoring and support. ✓ Our team have arranged 1000’s of funerals between them. ✓ Big or small, no question will go unanswered. ✓ Unlimited ongoing aftercare and mentoring ✓ We leave no stone unturned

All of the above is INCLUDED in your course fee.. We focus on modern trends in the industry, ensuring that you leave the training ready to go. "Probably the most comprehensive & cost effective training provider you're likely to find"

Helpful Information (face to face only)


The dress is casual. This is an active, participant-driven training. We want you to be comfortable however, please note that a group photo and individual photos with the trainer will be taken on the last day for your use. (Please let us know if you don't wish your photo taken) If you prefer to do your writing on a laptop, it is recommended but not required that you bring yours with you for the funeral presentation work.

You will be writing a funeral arrangement on the second day. However you may wish to hand write your presentation. Since there will be homework, many attendees elect to stay local, near our training venues. You must attend all three sessions to become certified. Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you a confirmation with other details.

“I never thought I could love a job and impact as many lives as I do as a funeral arranger”

A.G - London

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Our past graduates say it best


I recently took the course for Funeral Arranging from The Academy. Stuart Logan taught this course.

This course helped me truly understand the end-to-end process and what it takes to successfully arrange a Funeral, along with the many different people and groups needed to ensure all needs are covered.

The course was highly detailed, I felt confident in being able to ask any questions I had. This course was inclusive, interesting and up-to-date to include all eventualities in today's climate.

We were also given "hands-on" practice working with other fellow students.

I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to expand their knowledge in the Funeral industry and is looking to get a foot in the door with funeral directors.

I can highly recommend taking this course.  And most certainly knowing the training is coming from The Academy lets you know that you will always have their support and guidance.

- Therese, Academy Graduate 

Our training will result in sharp shifts in your confidence.

And enable you to create on point funeral arrangements

Could you?


  • Be discreet, sensitive and empathetic.
  • Be highly organised.
  • Have a passion for delivering great client service.
  • Understand that precision is key because you only have one chance to get the funeral right.
  • Be able to build strong community links.
  • Have the ability to keep calm under pressure.
  • Be able to listen to and take on board a clients’ needs.
  • Be able to work as part of a close-knit team in a fast-paced environment.

When you complete your training 



A framed Certificate of Distinction in Funeral Arranging from The Academy


Full Membership


Become part of our UK network of arrangers where you can converse and share experiences through our closed online platforms.


Unlimited aftercare, ongoing telephone and email support

WHAT WILL I ENJOY ABOUT THIS Career?



  • Being a support figure for clients and families during some of the most difficult periods of their lives can be highly rewarding.

  • Helping clients and families say goodbye to loved ones in a way that is special to them.

  • Working with the Funeral Director to arrange funerals from start to finish and seeing it all come together at the end.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days

If you felt we did not meet your expectations within the first 30 days of buying and starting your training with us, please let us know within this time frame and we will offer a full refund, taking into account how much of the course and training materials you have undertook and completed with us.

The Academy offers one of a kind funeral training across the UK Are you ready to make the change?

Common Questions


Yes, the group offers live online training through the zoom platform along with our in person training.

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In life there are no guarantees, the group cannot guarantee employment after successful completion of the training. It is true to say, however, that a certified applicant with a good work ethic has a significantly greater chance of securing a position within the sector.

The funeral arrangers course will last 3 full days.

The minimum age at enrolment is 17 years.
It is not essential to be a part of the profession before applying for the training course but it is encouraged that you are pro-active in affiliating yourself with a service provider after your training with us.
Yes, please give us a call and we'll will work out a monthly plan for you. Once all instalments have been received, you will then be able to come on the Course.
What's different about us - we are practicing successful industry professionals who are only more than happy to share our experience and resources with others.

We are accessible to you at all times. A real person is there with you every step of the way via phone or email. This course offers you direct contact with your trainer with many years experience in the industry.

Fast-track your Funeral Career Today!

A dedicated Academy for the complete funeral professional.