The London Association of Funeral Directors actively supports the education of members’ staff and has an Education Sub-committee responsible for oversight of educational activity. The Association’s Charitable Fund may be used to facilitate a wide range of educational objectives.

Activities and initiatives include –

  • Launching the Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration (Cert FAA) in 2007.  
  • Holding periodic evening seminars on topical issues.
  • Awarding the Harold Rivett Award to the student, employed within the Association’s region, who attains the highest marks (gaining a distinction) in each exam of the National Diploma in Funeral Directing (DipFD).

Please contact the Secretary for information on current and future courses and evening seminars.

Note: As stated above, educational opportunities arranged by the Association are offered as a benefit of membership to member firms only. Registration is available only to sponsored staff of those firms and cannot be accepted from individual applicants.


 Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration 

Since its inception in 2007, over 230 successful candidates have gained this qualification, aimed at frontline stafff with the knowledge and skills essential to assist the bereaved with all aspects of arranging a funeral.

The course is overseen by David Hall DipFD, an NAFD Approved Tutor with many years of funeral service experience, and Dr Brian Parsons, training consultant, researcher and acclaimed author of several books on the funeral industry and funeral practices, including The London Way of Death and The Evolution of the British Funeral Industry (

Course Q is now running in Central London,  it wil culminate in an examination on 11th July 2018


Application now are being accepted from candidates across the SouthEast for Course R

Commencing on Wednesday 29th August, with the examination on 7th November 2018, seminars will be held at The Hallmark Hotel, 680 Purley Way, Croydon CR9 4LT, (on A23 near Croydon Airport)

Download details of the CertFAA course here                                    Download an Application Form here


To learn more about future courses, or for any other enquiry, please contact the Secretary



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