About this course
Our Level 3 Funeral Director apprenticeship will provide employees with the skills to arrange, conduct and manage a funeral.
A funeral director has overall responsibility for the client and the deceased by arranging, conducting and managing the funeral. The funeral director will act as a role model, mentor and coach to the team.
They will liaise with a wide range of other organisations and services on behalf of the client to deliver the funeral. On the day of the funeral, a funeral director briefs and leads the team and is the central point of contact, coordination and escalation of feedback.
Creating and developing sensitive working relationships with clients and stakeholders such as suppliers, the police, coroners and medical personnel is a key part of the role.
Funeral directors are the first point of contact for colleagues regarding specialist funeral services such as exhumation, bequeathal, repatriation, military funerals, burial at sea and multiple funerals. Day to day operations include planning and coordinating arrangements and resources for funerals; overseeing pre-funeral checks; ensuring the funeral meets the needs of the client; assisting in the preparation and presentation of coffins and the deceased; delivering third party products and services; pre-need and aftercare services.
- Entry requirements: Set by employer
- Duration: 12 months
- Course delivery: Blended – direct teaching and self-directed learning
Employers will determine their own entry requirements for an employee to commence this apprenticeship, but general entry requirements apply.
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As an apprentice, you’ll gain a highly regarded qualification, valuable work experience and get paid!
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