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Welcome to the new NAFD Funeral Service Operative training programme which has been designed and delivered in conjunction with the North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

This is the first training programme of its kind offered by the NAFD, which is specifically aimed at funeral service operatives, assistants and directors who are working directly with the deceased, following the initial notification that a death has occurred.

The objective of the training programme is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to carry out the functions of funeral service operations, including all physical and administrative responsibilities safely, and with care and consideration at all times.

This training will be completed over a period of 6 months via a series of online workshops, assessments and portfolio of evidence. Each cluster of units within each module will be completed within an estimated timeframe of one month, with some application of acquired skills testing carried out through the form of basic test / completion of learning, examination questions, a visual competency test or by the student providing reflection and a portfolio of evidence throughout the duration of learning.

Registration and Payment:

Eligibility for this qualification is for funeral service employees working within the funeral service aged 16+.

Initial registration is completed through the NAFD Education website
The total cost of this course is £750 – £780 and includes:
NAFD registration fee (£150 for NAFD members and £180 for non-members)
External verification fees
2 full teaching days
Online resource access
Regular access to course facilitators
Support for both the student and the mentor
Lecture programme / training notes

Last registration date for students is 1 month before commencement of each course at the North Tees Centre.

For further information on the FSO programme, please contact the NAFD Education team.

2022 dates have been scheduled for February, March, May, September and November.  Please see the product booking page for details of these dates. 

If you would like to register with NAFD for the FSO course, please click here to access the page.

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