Funeral Service Management

Funeral Service Management


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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 Management 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

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must submit two assignment questions. The answers should be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own convenience time. Each answer needs to be around 200 words (1 Page). After submission of the assignment, the tutor will check and assess the work.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £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 Management 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 Management
Basic Concepts of Funeral Arrangement 00:15:00
General Funeral Etiquette 00:20:00
Funeral Homes 00:20:00
Marketing and Business Advice for Funeral Service 00:30:00
The Funeral Director 00:15:00
Bereavement and Grief 00:15:00
Catholic Funerals 00:20:00
Church of England Funerals 00:10:00
Thanatology 00:20:00
Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment for an Adult 00:10:00
Planning for Your Funeral 00:30:00
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
Current Trends in the Funeral Industry 00:15:00
Natural or Green Funerals 00:20:00
Trends in Cremation 00:20:00
Funeral Marketing and the Internet 00:20:00
Pet Funerals 00:20:00
National Association of Funeral Directors 00:20:00
Natural Burial Grounds 00:30:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Funeral Service Management 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Funeral Service Management 00:20:00
Refer a Friend
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  • 1 year
  • Number of Units22
  • Number of Quizzes2
  • 7 hours, 55 minutes

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