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David Barrington1) David Barrington28 Crosby Rd N, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 4QF, UK
Debbie O'Connell2) Debbie O'ConnellMy first experience within the funeral industry was at the age of 14 while on work experience at school.
At 18 I started at University studying Forensic Science and at... [more]the same time started working for a family run, independent funeral firm. I stayed with them for 4 years learning all elements of the funeral profession and gaining my first funeral qualification.
From here I moved to a larger funeral firm gaining a rounded view and vast amounts of experience dealing with large funeral numbers and alternating pressures, while here I completed my Diploma in Funeral Directing (2012). Eventually deciding a smaller family run firm was where I could excel, I returned to the independent firm.
While a funeral director I was involved with the army reserves and joined the army full time for a brief period, before becoming injured, which lead me back to the funeral profession having completed a total of 7 years service.
While with the military I kept my funeral skills and knowlege up to date by participating in funeral work during my leave periods. This whole experience gave me invaluable skills and a more dynamic life experience having been in the funeral industry from a young age.
I have now been in the funeral industry for 12 years and experienced bereavement first hand at the age of 16 when my Dad died.
I have worked up from the basics of work experience to a qualified funeral director and manager.
I gained my teaching qualification to pass on the knowledge I have and encourage all interested in the funeral industry to be the best they can be for themselves, the reputation of the industry and the families they serve, regardless of weather you have been in the industy for a short or long period of time.
I provide a fully inclusive learning environment for students to build on knowledge, gain confidence and share experiences.
I am available for students to contact me when they require additional help and support and have access to a wide range of resources and external sites that will help with student studies, to build a practical as well as a theoretical understanding.
I explain the course in depth at our initial meeting and I will also dicuss your aims, requirements and expectations. As well as my expectations of you as my student.
Much of the course content and submissions are accessed online, if you struggle with computer skills this is an element we can work on together. Additional help and support is always available to any student who may need it, at any stage.
My tutorage is completely inclusive and I have experience in teaching students with additional learning needs.
I look forward to hearing from you and I am happy to answer any questions you may have. [ ]Lincoln
Dominic Lister3) Dominic Lister2nd generation Funeral Director.
I joined the Funeral Service with a small independent Funeral Director in 1992 now Funeral Director and Tutor with A W Lymn, The Family Funeral Service... [more]since 2009.
Over the last 28 years I have continually learned from my experiences within the Funeral Service entering the education system in 2001 firstly with the Foundation Certificate in Funeral Services, Followed by the Diploma in Funeral Directing and finally in 2014 began studying for the level 4 Certificate in Education which I completed in 2016 enabling me to become an approved N.A.F.D. tutor.
I run face to face workshops and will provide individual tutor support and guidance to ensure that my students are clear about what they need to achieve for each of the modules they are working on.
Courses usually run one Saturday per month but can be made flexible to suit the learner.
2017 Good Funeral Awards Winner, Best Traditional Funeral Director, highly commended alongside A W Lymn, The Family Funeral Service.
All fees shown are subject to student registration and examination fees.
Fees for more than one student or a group class can be negotiated upon request.
[ ]Newton Ave, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8FU
Emily Houghton4) Emily HoughtonI started working in the funeral profession at the age of 19 and have now been in the industry for well over ten years. I have held various positions... [more]throughout my career and am now an Area Manager. I have been lucky enough to have been able to experience first-hand all elements of the funeral profession so have a wealth of experience I can draw from when tutoring students.
I have completed both the Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration and the Diploma in Funeral Directing. I have found these qualifications invaluable and am enthusiastic about people taking the courses. These courses will not only help you develop in your role but the knowledge you gain will benefit your clients. Whether you have been in the industry for a long time or a short period of time you will learn a great deal.
I provide a fully inclusive learning environment where students have the confidence to share experiences and knowledge. I encourage students to ask questions and am available for students to contact me when they require additional help and support.
I have access to a wide range of resources that will help with your studies and will arrange external talks and visits where appropriate.
I will explain the course in depth at our initial meeting and will also talk through the online learning tool Moodle. This online facility is where all learning material can be accessed and where all your coursework will be submitted. I will also discuss the homework involved in the course, my expectations of you as my student and your expectations to make sure you get the most out of your learning experience.
I look forward to hearing from you and am happy to answer any questions you may have.
The Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration and the Diploma in Funeral Directing.
Course availability – Rolling course, entrance available in March and September [ ]Colchester
Ian Reynolds5) Ian ReynoldsHello, I'm currently not accepting new students.Farrington Gurney, Bristol BS39
Jill Thompson6) Jill ThompsonI started working in the funeral profession in 2004 and have now been in the industry for well over 15years. I have held various positions throughout my career with... [more]a number of corporate and independent funeral companies. As well as being an experienced qualified funeral director I am also a fully trained Celebrant as well as an Accredited Tutor. I have been lucky enough to have been able to experience first-hand all elements of the funeral profession so I have a wealth of experience I can draw from when tutoring students.
I have found that the Diploma in Funeral arranging and Adminisitration and Funeral Directing qualifications invaluable and I am enthusiastic about people taking the courses. These courses will not only help you develop in your role but the knowledge you gain will benefit your clients. Whether you have been in the industry for a long time or a short period of time you will learn a great deal.
I provide a fully inclusive learning environment where students can have the confidence to share experiences and knowledge. I encourage students to ask questions and I am available for students to contact me when they require additional help and support.
I have access to a wide range of resources that will help with your studies.
I will explain the course in depth at our initial meeting and will also explain the online learning tool "Moodle". This online facility is where all learning material can be accessed and where all your coursework will be submitted. I will also discuss the homework involved in the course, my expectations of you as my student and your expectations to make sure you get the most out of your learning experience.
I look forward to hearing from you and I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
Courses that are available:
The Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration
The Diploma in Funeral Directing.
Course availability – Rolling course, entrance available in March and September.
Course Fees : Enquire for fees. [ ]Deeside CH5
Julia Milton7) Julia MiltonI have worked for a local family run business since 1983 and gained my Diploma in Funeral Directing in 1987. The company was established in 1875 and is still owned... [more]and managed by descendants of the orignal family.
I have many years of experience handling a variety of different types of funerals which include repatriations, childrens funerals, exhumation all with varying requirements and faiths (i.e. Church of England, Catholic, Muslin, Sikh, Hindu, non-religious).
I have a desire to pass on the hands-on knowledge and experience that I have gained over a period of 34 years. With this in mind in 2013 I embarked on the NAFD Tutoring course and achieved the Certificate of Teaching in Lifelong Learning Skills which has now enabled me to become a tutor for the NAFD.
My aim is to encourage and ensure that students gain the knowledge and experience they need to achieve their diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration and to go on to also achieve their Diploma in Funeral Directing.
I am able to offer students a variety of learning experiences and encourage student participation where appropriate. Students who may need a little extra support are also welcome as I can provide access to a range of learning resources that you can link into for a little bit of extra help.
I run face to face workshops and will provide individual tutor support and guidance to ensure that my students are clear about what they need to achieve for each of the modules they are working on.
I currently only teach in-house and am unable to take external students.
Tutor Fees: TBA.
Kate Edwards8) Kate EdwardsKate Edwards B.Ed (Hons), Dip. F.D.
Kate’s experience both within the funeral profession and field of training will be invaluable to students wishing to study for the Diploma in Funeral... [more]Arranging and Administration and Diploma in Funeral Directing. A holder of the Diploma in Funeral Directing with both training and practical experience and with over 20 years’ experience in funeral service, Kate also holds a B.Ed (Hons) from Cardiff University. There are few tutors with the breadth of both practical and academic experience as Kate.
Availability: Kate is able to offer students throughout United Kingdom tuition through residential courses or at times and venues convenient to the student.
Course commencement: Please contact Kate for discussions re course commencement dates. Tutor fees are dependant on the qualification requested and your choice of delivery from a range of options.
Contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07966 148837 to find out more.
[ ]Fairford GL7
Mark Hall9) Mark HallAfter a varied career path which included being a Butlins Red Coat, selling cars, performing magic tricks and running my own jam and chutney business I was privileged to... [more]join the funeral profession, where I have worked for over 5 years, achieving the Diploma in Funeral Directing in 2016.
I discovered I possessed a natural talent for teaching and once I was let loose in the classroom I’ve never looked back.
I have achieved my Certificate in Education which has given my employer the confidence in me to enable me to tutor and write training material for my workplace.
I have a passion and drive for developing and supporting those interested in achieving their true potential and I can offer all the support necessary to help students along the journey to achieving the Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration (Dip FAA), and the Diploma in Funeral Directing (Dip FD) helping learners gain knowledge and understanding of the course material and preparing them for the examinations, but most of all, wanting them to grow as individuals and raise professional standards within the Funeral Industry as a whole.
I understand that most people hate role playing and ice breaker exercises but I aim to get the students having fun in the classroom, with lots of practical sessions, fast paced activities and a blended style of learning that encourages sharing of best practice and is inclusive for everyone. All of my students have all of my contact numbers including home because I understand that for some students they will be working at night or over the weekend and I am always available by phone or email to support and guide.
Dip FAA courses commence in September, meeting regularly over the ensuing year. I adapt my teaching style, to suit individual learner’s needs. The course takes approximately 12 months to complete, taking the examinations the following September.
Dip FD courses commence in March, meeting throughout the year. The course takes approximately 12 months to complete.
Dip FAA & Dip FD - From £1950 (Excludes NAFD registration and exam fees)
For more information contact me at Rosedale Funeral Training 01953 452538 or email@example.com [ ]Diss
Peter Linford10) Peter LinfordWendover, Aylesbury
Robert Cook11) Robert CookI have been in the funeral profession for over 28 years, passing my Diploma in 1997, achieving the Harold Rivett Award for the highest marks within the London Area.... [more]I studied to become an NAFD Approved Tutor so that I can pass on my knowledge and experience to others within the profession.
Courses will start in March or September, fortnightly or monthly depending on students needs. The course is based on eleven months, to coincide with next years exams.
There will be an induction session a month before commencing the course, to introduce you to the course expectations.
Correspondence courses are available.
The style of teaching will be adapted to suit all students, making learning fun and worthwhile.
Area; London, South East and Kent (will travel to other locations)
Tuition fees: £2374.00 (This does not include Registration and Exam Fees).
Tutor accepting students for March and September 2021 courses [ ]48 High St, West Wickham BR4 0SL, UK
Lorraine Charter12) Lorraine Charter
David Hall13) David HallSouth East School of Funeral Service
60 Hydean Way, Stevenage, Herts. SG2 9XL
Telephone: 07793 557445
Flexible solutions for training
Offering; Evening Classes, Day Release & Weekend Seminars
Tutor fees £2195.00
Accepting Registrations for... [more]courses starting in March.
Please contact David on 07793557445 for information
David Hall Dip FD LMBIFD
Born in 1969, David is married with two children and currently lives in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. After leaving school David successfully applied to the Harrods Management Training scheme and spent a number of years gaining management experience and attaining the role of Executive buyer for Fresh Produce. David completed a number of management training courses including “train the trainer” and won Trainee of the Year in 1989.
The Funeral Service has had a major influence on David’s life from an early age, as his father Ivan was a local authority cemetery manager / registrar in Hertfordshire for 35 years. It was always in David’s career plan to move into the Funeral Service, once he had gained management experience in another industry; he made the move full time into the Funeral Service in 1991, having previously been part time.
Once David changed careers, he continued studying and successfully obtained the Diploma in Funeral Directing. Once this was completed, David continued his interest in studying and became a Tutor in 1993. In nearly two decades David has tutored many individuals in mainly the Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Funeral Directing. Eight years ago, David faced his greatest tutoring challenge when his wife Kerry, studied under his tutorship. Kerry passed the Diploma, and soon afterwards David and Kerry founded the South East School of Funeral Service.
In 2006 the London Association of Funeral Directors approached David, to become a member of a committee charged with reviewing educational qualifications in the London area. As part of this group, David helped with the creation of the London Association of Funeral Directors Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration: the forerunner of the National Certificate. After this certificate was introduced, David was the only tutor in the South East to deliver the necessary training to obtain this qualification. To date over 100 candidates have successfully achieved this award. The qualification is shortly to be launched Nationwide and David has acted as consultant on a number of key issues and looks forward to its successful launch in the near future.
Although working full time as a Funeral Director, David is pleased to offer one to one tuition, as well as small group and full class room tuition. Over the years, David has successfully assisted many individuals in obtaining service sector based qualifications.. David’s professional fee for support and assistance in gaining this nationwide qualification is £2195.00, depending on the location and size of the class.
Programmes are run, to the individual and company needs, to meet your targets. The programme will take approx 10 months on a fortnightly basis.
For further information please contact David Hall directly, on 07793 557445 [ ]Stevenage
Anne Beckett-Allen14) Anne Beckett-AllenI qualified as a Funeral Director at an early age and had to wait until my 18th birthday before I could receive my Diploma In Funeral Directing Certificate. I... [more]also completed the Certificate in Funeral Service Management, a Certificate in Personnel Management and a Masters in Business Administration. I have been tutoring for over 14 years now with the British Institute of Funeral Directing, the National Association of Funeral Directing, the University of Bath and Mental Health First Aid England.
I run Rosedale Funeral Home with my husband Simon, our own funeral business which we established in 2004. Although I enjoy all aspects of teaching Funeral Directing, my particular areas of expertise are marketing, environmentally friendly funerals, children’s funerals, child bereavement and Mental Health First Aid.
Having gained my Certificate in Teaching in the Life Long Learning Sector, I am passionate about helping people who are keen to enter the profession and who are motivated to progress and gain new skills and qualifications, and that is why I run my courses on a flexible basis, making the training as accessible as possible. I have found that most students prefer to meet for full days rather than shorter periods in the evenings after work and so I organise block training days during the week, or for companies sending four or more students, weekend training can be negotiated. All training takes place in either Diss or Beccles, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border and because of the way it is structured it suits students from much further afield, with overnight accommodation being available on site if required.
I will teach a maximum of 15 students at any one time.
The course for the Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration is being replaced with new NAFD qualifications and my course starting in October 2020 will be my last student intake for this course. The fees are £1,950 excluding exam and assessment fees.
[ ]Diss, UK
TEST TUTOR (PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE)15) TEST TUTOR (PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE)Melbourne, Derby DE73
Gary Lewis16) Gary LewisI distinctly remember my first week in the funeral profession and a colleague saying "if you enjoy the first two weeks, then you will be in this profession for... [more]the rest of your life".
He was right! My passion for this job is something I find difficult to explain, but feel on a daily basis.
I have always felt priveleged to be involved in what can only be described as a vocation, so teaching it to others is a real honour.
I know how daunting it can be to obtain a qualification, but believe me it is worth it!
My workshops and general approach are informal, interactive and engaging whilst ensuring all the material is covered and you are fully prepared for the final exams.
As I work in a funeral home Monday to Friday my availability to tutor are evenings and weekends.
If you feel I am the tutor for you then please make contact so we can start your journey in what is a truly worthwhile qualification! [ ]Willenhall
Natasha Gidley17) Natasha GidleyI have worked in the funeral profession for 30 years, achieving the Diploma in Funeral Directing in 2000.
Along with looking after families I have a passion for supporting and... [more]developing people, helping them to achieve their goals. To help me I have attained the following qualifications, CIPD Learning and Development Practice qualification and the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS). These courses have allowed me to understand different learning styles, this enables me to identify a person’s learning style and adapt the way I teach.
The NAFD DipFD course will commence in September 2021, meeting approximately once every 3 weeks. The course takes between 12 - 18 months to complete.
Tuition fees: £2300 (Excludes NAFD registration and exam fees)
For more information please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org [ ]Lincoln
Andrew Cutmore Dip FD LFMBIFD CTTLS18) Andrew Cutmore Dip FD LFMBIFD CTTLSAndrew Cutmore - Tutor Profile
I am a highly motivated Funeral Director and I started working within the funeral profession when I was seventeen, nearly thirty six years ago, so... [more]my funeral experience is vast and I have progressed my career, starting as a driver/bearer, to where I am today.
My passion for excellence is what drove me to sit the Diploma in Funeral Directing to become a qualified Funeral Director in 1998. The diversity of my roles have awarded me the chance to learn each individual job and how they all work together, which allows me to provide the best service to the families that I have had the privilege to help and look after.
I found inspiration in people that have taken the time to help me with my career progression and with my studies and they proved to be invaluable to my own personal development. This has encouraged me to want to inspire others in this industry by imparting the knowledge I have gained to newer people entering the funeral profession.
Because of this, my most recent course of study was to complete the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) to allow me to tutor the new syllabus for the NAFD, the Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration and the new Diploma in Funeral Directing.
Course commencement Date: March 2020 working towards the exam March 2021. Course registration by end of February 2020. Then, September 2020 working towards the exam September 2021. Course registration by the end of August 2020. However, I enroll students throughout the year and I cover England & Wales.
Where and When: Courses will be held fortnightly (or as often as needed to facilitate your learning) for 3 hours on a weekday evening usually on a Wednesday between 5.00pm and 8.00pm (this may be subject to variation). The venue will be dependent on the number of students and their location, but will be as central as possible to everyone, where practically possible. I also teach at your place of work (subject to your location)
Tutor fees: for the Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration are £1800 per student (this amount does not include the NAFD fees for student registration and examinations).
Tutor fees: for the Diploma in Funeral Directing are £1950 per student (this amount does not include the NAFD fees for student registration and examinations).
Methods of Payment: There are 3 ways to pay for the courses:(example shown for Dip FAA course only). Payment options for the Dip FD course are available upon request.
Option 1) 1 payment of £1800 (payment in full).
Option 2) 1 initial payment of £600, followed by 2 equal payments of £600 at 2 monthly intervals.
Option 3) 1 initial payment of £280 plus 8 equal payments of £190 per month (by standing order only).
Contact: Andrew Cutmore. Dip FD LFMBIFD CTTLS
Mobile number: 07885 416458
Email address: email@example.com [ ]Fareham PO16 0UT, UK
David Campbell19) David CampbellI am a highly motivated Funeral Director who has worked for Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors in Glasgow for the last 14 years. During this time I have had the... [more]opportunity to learn the Funeral industry from the bottom up, starting as a part-time driver/bearer and eventually becoming a Senior Funeral Director and Training Officer.
My passion for excellence is what drove me to become a qualified Funeral Director obtaining the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing in 2011. The diversity in my roles have afforded me the opportunity to learn each individual job and how they all work together, which allows me to provide the best service to the families that I have had the privilege to help.
My experiences within the profession have inspired me to want to impart my knowledge to others within the funeral industry.
Because of this, my most recent course of study was to complete the Certificate in Education and Training, the National Teaching qualification, to give me dual professionalism and allow me to teach the syllabus for the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration and the Diploma in Funeral Directing.
Course commencement Date – Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration: April 2020 working towards the exam in March 2021. Diploma in Funeral Directing April 2020 working towards the exam in March 2021.
When & Where - Courses will be held fortnightly for three hours on a weekday evening (usually Wednesday) at Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors, 15 – 17 Hamilton Street, Polmadie, Glasgow G42 0PL.
Tutor fees for the Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration £2000 per student (this amount does not include the NAFD fees for student registration and examinations) for the Diplmoa in Funeral Arranging and Administration and £2200 for the Diploma in Funeral Directing.
Methods of Payment
By negotiation with Funeral Academy Scotland. For more information please contact me on 07983462520 or firstname.lastname@example.org [ ]Polmadie, Glasgow G42
John Adams20) John AdamsJohn Adams Dip F.A.A, Dip F.D, Cert Ed..
I am a Fourth-generation Funeral Director, who has been around the funeral industry from a very early age.
I left school at the... [more]age of 16 and joined my Family business, after a year of being ‘full time’ I felt too young to be in the industry. At the age of 18 I joined the Royal Navy, and at the age of 21 became an ‘Electronic Warfare Director’, this role enabled me to react in high pressured situations and handling highly sensitive material. Serving in the Gulf War in 2008 and seeing some very interesting places all over the World in my 8 years served, I felt at the age of 26 I was ready to re-join the Family business. On re-joining in 2013, I immediately carried out my Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration, and went on to complete my Diploma in Funeral Directing in 2015. These courses enabled me to voice my thoughts, discuss other options and express myself in a safe, confidential environment, a teaching method I also provide.
My personal experience with bereavement is when I lost my Mother at the age of 12, despite this being an extremely hard time, it has given me the ability to have a greater understanding of what people are going through, I also find myself being drawn to try and help bereaved youngsters when they suffer a close loss.
With my teaching, students who may need a little extra support are welcome too, as I can provide access to a range of learning resources that may be useful for students who may need that little bit of extra help.
I am approachable, honest and fair, and want to develop training and standards for the individuals within the funeral industry at all levels.
The workshops I carry out for students provide clear objectives about what we will cover for the lesson they are working on, I will cover future modules to look at in advance, and what homework will need to be done in-between sessions. I am available 24 hours a day to talk to if further help is required, I will, however, maintain good communications throughout using the online tool ‘Moodle’, which is where your coursework and course-notes are obtained and submitted.
My teaching techniques have evolved since qualifying as a Tutor, taking on individual students from afar, to classes of 12 students.
For more information, please get in touch.
The Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration and The Diploma in Funeral Directing
Course Availability: Rolling course, available in March and September.
Course location: Perry and Phillips Funeral Directors, 4, Underhill St, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4BB (or online or at your location)
Course Duration: 12 Months, 1st Saturday (or Sunday) per month, lunch is provided (Please inform of any dietary requirements)
Please get in touch with me if you would like any further details on the courses available. [ ]Bridgnorth
Hilary Clark B.Ed, Dip.FD, CTD21) Hilary Clark B.Ed, Dip.FD, CTDI worked for Dignity Funerals for 17 years, for the last 11, as a Funeral Director across South London, but am now a full-time tutor with 11 years experience... [more]of delivering Dip.FAA/Dip.FD courses to large companies and family run business across the UK, including Guernsey.
My next DipFD Course, using the NAFD's new syllabus will be starting on 28th May 2021 and will be delivered via Zoom, apart from the Induction session, when I hope we will be able to meet in person, in Caterham, Surrey. I take a maximum of 8 students on each course, which we aim to complete within a year to eighteen months.
I, also, offer practice sessions for the DipFAA Oral exam.
My fee is £1500, though I offer a discount for businesses who register more than one student with me. Any student who wishes to extend their course beyond 18 months, can do so for £250 per 6 months extension.
Support for the DipFAA oral exam is also available for £250, covering one preparation session and 4 practices. [ ]Caterham
Sabina Rhodes22) Sabina Rhodes