Course O is underway!

September 20th saw the launch of the latest CertFAA course in Central London.

Fifteen students from 8 firms are pictured (right) at the first seminar

As ever, the students have a variety of experience of funeral service, which will contribute to the learning experience of the group as a whole.

They are working towards the examination on 6th December.



Three courses are planned for 2018

In January Course P will be held in a new venue, accessible to potential students from the north of London, in St Alban’s Hertfordshire.
Course Q will return to Central London in April
Course R will be convenient for candidates from the south.
Visit the Education page of this website for details.

Western District AGM 15th March 2017

Posted by on Feb 21st, 2017 in General News, Western District | 0 comments

To be held on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, Chiswick at 6.30pm Download details here.

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Annual Banquet & Ball 4th March 2017

Posted by on Feb 21st, 2017 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

  Stop Press  – Tickets are still available, but don’t delay – you don’t want to miss the best night of the year Following the success of last year’s event, the 2017 Ball again will be held in the beautiful Westbourne Suite at the Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, W2 2TY. Join us for this special evening, with a delicious four-course meal and dancing to a superb live band. For a real treat, why not extend the evening with an overnight stay? Special...

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CertFAA Course N – New venture for LAFD

Posted by on Jan 19th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

Not one, but two groups of students commencing CertFAA in the same week?   How? In an exciting development for the popular course, for the first time LAFD Certificate in Funeral Arranging & Administration is being offered outside the London area. This week, London students began their studies at our Hatton Garden venue and 12 Sussex students joined the parallel course at the new Burgess Hill venue. Both groups are working towards the examination on 5th April. Pictured on Tuesday are the Sussex students...

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Christmas Elf ‘n’Safety – A timely reminder

Posted by on Dec 13th, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

It might seem obvious, but simple precautions sometimes are forgotten in the busy Christmas period: Don’t let decorations obstruct smoke or heat detectors. Don’t obstruct safety signage. Check last year’s Christmas lights before using them again. Check that the plug and transformer are not damaged. Don’t forget to switch lights off when the workplace is empty. Restrict electrical cables and extensions as far as possible. Tape wires to the floor or use cable protectors, or run them along walls. If you want external lighting make sure that...

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Autumn General Meeting 2016

Posted by on Nov 26th, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

The Autumn General Meeting was held on Thursday 10th November 2016 at Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge and followed by dinner enjoyed by 54 members and guests. President James Gallagher reported the Association’s recent focus on education opportunities and the continuing difficulties for local members dealing with the West London Coroner Service. Members were concerned about the continuing deterioration of service and staffing levels and the suspension of Senior Coroner Mr. C Inyama, pending completion of investigations by the...

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Explosions at crematoria linked to angina treatment

Posted by on Nov 22nd, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

During the last few weeks there have been a small number of explosions at crematoria in the UK . It has been suggested that the cause might be the presence of a GTN Skin Patch present on the deceased.   GTN – Glyceryl Trinitrate – in the form of skin patches, is a treatment used to treat Chronic Angina and is derived from TNT, though the amount is very small. The matter has been referred to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) who will advise shortly. In the interim...

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CertFAA course M

Posted by on Oct 5th, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

The latest cohort of students made a great start to their studies on September 21st. Immediate Past President John Lodge welcomed the 18 keen candidates, from 8 member firms, to the Central London venue. The students (pictured, with John) are working towards their exam on 7th December.  ...

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Members’ Update Seminar – 10th October 2016

Posted by on Aug 22nd, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

The Seminar will cover recent developments and topical issues affecting Funeral Directors and their staff. To book please contact the Secretary. Places now booking at £35 each (cost includes course materials and light refreshments) ** special discounted price for CertFAA holders, only £15 each ** Download full details here Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid...

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Celebrating Success! CertFAA Course L students

Posted by on May 3rd, 2016 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

During the recent AGM, held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel on 14th April 2016, certificates and prizes were presented to students successful in the Certificate in Funeral Arranging & Administration examinations of December 2015.   Particular congratulations to Carol Coyte Lawrence of Harold Wood Funeral Services on winning the President’s Award for the highest mark in the exam. Nine of the twelve successful candidates were able to attend to receive their certificates from President John. Arnolds Funeral Service Daniel Telford...

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New President elected for 2016-17

Posted by on Apr 16th, 2016 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

The Association’s Annual General Meeting was held on 14th April at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel. John thanked the Executive and London members for their support throughout the year and agreed to continue to provide the Executive with his wise counsel and experience for a further year, by serving in the office of Immediate Past President. Graham Saville (G. Saville & Son) will continue as Treasurer. Many Executive Committee members were re-elected and the Executive welcomed new member Adam Ginder. In addition to the usual AGM business,...

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