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. The course is designed to enable funeral arrangers to have a full understanding of all aspects of arranging a funeral, including interpersonal skills. Over 160 students have passed the exam since its inception.
  • 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 

***  New venue in Hertfordshire added for 2018 ***

Course P will be held at St Paul’s Church Centre, Blandford Road, St Alban’s Hertfordshire,

commencing on 10th January 2018 and culminating in an examination on 28th March 2018

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

Download details of the course here                                    Download an Application Form here

Two further courses are planned for 2018

Course Q will be held in Central London (details here)

commencing on 18th April 2018, with the examination on 11th July 2018

applications are now being accepted for Course Q

Course R  is being arranged to be convenient for students from the south (details tbc)



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