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Funeral Director Training


Become a Funeral Industry Professional


Intensive full of practical information on becoming a caring funeral director. 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 director. 

The course will give you the required skills to enable you to be well trained when working with the bereaved, and to confidently conduct 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 director.



What's in your Funeral Directors Course?

There are Eight Modules, which each contain several units.

Topics that will be covered in-depth:

  • Funeral industry overview.
  • The role of a funeral director.
  • Identification procedures.
  • Thinking on your feet.
  • Liaison with the funeral arranger and other staff.
  • Coffin entry & exit of all styles of venues.
  • 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.
  • Bearing the coffin. 
  • The on call team.
  • Pre checks before the funeral
  • Conductor report 
  • Funeral transport
  • The Funeral cortège
  • Courtesy pre calls
  • Accurate written and verbal instructions.
  • Listening skills, grief awareness, empathy, confidentiality and respect.
  • Understanding how to work with different personalities.
  • Accurate interpretation of verbal and written information and instructions.
  • The ability to improvise and problem solve with limited resources.
  • 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.
  • Before and after the funeral service. 
  • Appropriate resource selection.
  • Dealing with the officiant & third parties.
  • Information about the mortuary and crematorium.
  • Legal documents / certification
  • Burial & Cremation funerals
  • Church funerals
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Funeral Director FAQ's.
  • Homework, projects and role play.
  • A fantastic insight into the funeral Industry.

We've left nothing out


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

The Funeral Director Course is what you are looking for if you want to become a Funeral Director to help out families in their time of need by conducting and managing meaningful funerals. 

The Funeral Director Course aims to provide a complete look at every aspect of traditional / eco friendly funerals, including transporting the deceased and dealing with the family on the day of the funeral service. 

We'll cover the structure of the industry. What happens before, during and after the funeral service. The course includes burial and crematorium funerals.  

We'll teach you the tips, tricks and techniques. Learning to cope with families in stressful situations and as well as many other things.

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.



Here is what you will get from us

You will receive (Our Bible) A sturdy bound training manual. Perfect to refer back to. The Director 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 funeral 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 Director. 

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 director 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 performed 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"

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES?


WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES?


  • Dealing with death is never pleasant, but there is a lot of satisfaction to be found in helping families celebrate the life of someone who has recently passed away.

  • You will need to be comfortable with being around, and potentially manual handling coffins and the deceased person.

  • You don’t have many opportunities to get a funeral service right, and clients and families will be feeling especially vulnerable meaning there isn’t much room for mistakes.

  • Funerals are highly emotional, which means that you may have to deal with upset, anxious or distressed individuals.

"The team delivered a high impact, challenging session, sharing brilliant examples to bring the content to life! Outstanding Training"

J.S - Halifax

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Our past graduates say it best


"I would highly recommend going through the funeral directing course with the Academy as you can build up a good relationship and they develop an understanding of you as an industry professional, which can the be used to accurately promote your profile to
funeral providers.

This increased my chances of landing an interview, rather than relying solely on a CV or application form.

Great course!"

- Gerry, Academy Graduate 

Our training will result in sharp shifts in your confidence.

And enable you to conduct and manage meaningful funerals.

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 Directing from The Academy


Full Membership


Become part of our UK network of directors 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 Arranger and families to ensure funerals go as planned 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 directors course will last 2 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.
We recommend our funeral arrangers course to start with, then go from there onto our funeral directors course. 

Fast-track your Funeral Career Today!

A dedicated Academy for the complete funeral professional.