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The funeral industry is surely not an easy career option. However, it can be very fulfilling and rewarding. If you’re interested in learning how to manage a funeral home or ceremony and arrange the details of a funeral, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Funeral Service Business Course course is intended for you to develop the up-to-date skills and knowledge of funeral services. You’ll learn about responsiveness surrounding funerals, with an emphasis on the social and cultural practices associated with this service. Learn how to carry out all the plans and procedures required for the successful arrangement and direction of a funeral, including the administrative duties related to funeral management. In addition to that, you’ll enhance your knowledge of the psychological, social and cultural behaviours correlated with death.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to participate in an automated multiple choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for CPD accredited certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

In addition, to enhance the depth of your knowledge regarding the course and further assess your learning, you are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, which you can complete anytime you wish. After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.


CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Funeral Service Business Course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Course Curriculum

Funeral Service Business Course
Module 01: Introduction to Funeral Service Management
Basic Concepts of Funeral Arrangement 00:15:00
General Funeral Etiquette 00:20:00
Module 02: Funeral Homes and Business Advice
Funeral Homes 00:20:00
Marketing and Business Advice for Funeral Service 00:30:00
Module 03: Funeral Director and Bereavement & Grief
The Funeral Director 00:15:00
Bereavement and Grief 00:15:00
Module 04: Different Funerals
Catholic Funerals 00:20:00
Church of England Funerals 00:10:00
Thanatology 00:20:00
Module 05: Payment through Social Fund and Planning Your Funeral
Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment for an Adult 00:10:00
Planning for Your Funeral 00:30:00
Module 06: Skills and Consumer Information
Interpersonal Skills and Communication in Funeral Services 00:15:00
Skills for Assisting the Bereaved 00:50:00
Consumer Information in Funerals 00:20:00
Module 07: Current Trends and Green Funerals
Current Trends in the Funeral Industry 00:15:00
Natural or Green Funerals 00:20:00
Module 08: Trends in Cremation and Funeral Marketing
Trends in Cremation 00:20:00
Funeral Marketing and the Internet 00:20:00
Module 09: Funerals for Pet
Pet Funerals 00:20:00
Module 10: National Association of Funeral Directors
National Association of Funeral Directors 00:20:00
Module 11: Natural Burial Grounds
Natural Burial Grounds 00:30:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Funeral Service Business Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Funeral Service Business Course 00:20:00
Assignment – Funeral Service Business Course 01:00:00


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