Best Practice for Modern Funeral Directors

Within the funeral service, there are many dedicated people who work tirelessly on behalf of those suffering loss and bereavement. These people are simply getting on and doing the job, using skills built up over many years. However, in this modern age, where the expectations of clients are greater than ever, the need for training and education is greater than ever.

We believe training and education are vitally important. We have teamed up with one of the leading funeral training companies in the UK, Green Fuse, to develop a brand new training for funeral directors. Best Practice For Modern Funeral Directors is a practical, hands-on programme covering the whole funeral experience, everything from the first call, through care of the deceased and funeral arranging, to conducting the funeral and the relationship with the family. It covers customer care and changing trends, from those funerals which remain very traditional, to green and contemporary funerals.

Key to the course are the following principles:

  • The training is designed to help funeral staff to respond to the needs of each individual family, rather than using a prescriptive approach.
  • The funeral director's role is to enable each family to think about and devise an individual funeral of their own choosing, based on their own culture, beliefs and rituals, with practical help, information and impartial advice.
  • The training encourages participants to think for themselves and solve problems, as well as provide them with practical guidance and best practice in each area.

For more information about the training for funeral directors click here>>

Stephen Nimmo is one of the tutors on Green Fuse’s Funeral Arranger Certificate. This training is very much in line with the Chester Pearce ethos. It is run in an inclusive way taking into account the many varying elements of the funeral service, including geographical differences. For further information relating to the Funeral Arranger Certificate click here>>

We also recommend Green Fuse’s Funeral Celebrant’s Diploma Programme. For further information click here>>

These courses are designed to give a flexible approach to learning, and an outcome which creates better and more knowledgable funeral directors. The course content is aimed at addressing the complexity of the work. Click here for further details of the courses on offer.