Welcome to the NAFD DipFD Direct Entry Route
The Direct Entry Route is a fast track route to registration for the NAFD Funeral Directing DipFD, for experienced funeral professionals with no previous formal funeral related qualification.
The Direct Entry Route contains the following 3 steps, which all need to be successfully completed before you can apply for the NAFD Funeral Directing DipFD.
- Online Assessment
- Online Application Form
- Spreadsheet upload providing evidence of 75 funerals arranged and / or conducted over a 3-year period including two written references.
Once you have completed the Direct Entry Route and it has been approved by your chosen tutor, you will be required to register for the DipFD at a cost of £170 payable to the NAFD, plus tutor fees. You will be notified by the NAFD once your completed Direct Entry Route work has been approved.
Please note, during completion of the application form you will be required to provide detail of any existing qualifications held at Level 3 or above. This is not a prerequisite for the NAFD DipFD Direct Entry Route. In addition, whilst the NAFD do not routinely check whether students hold a Maths and English qualification at Level 2, we strongly recommend that if you don’t have this Level of qualification, you should make steps to obtain this as there will be a lot of written assessment required for completion of the NAFD Funeral Directing DipFD.
If you have any questions regarding any of the steps above please contact NAFD Education.