Representing Funeral Directors & Associated Businesses in London & the Home Counties



The London Association of Funeral Directors actively supports the education of members’ staff. Oversight of education activity rests with the Education Sub-committee. The Association’s Charitable Fund may be used to facilitate a wide range of educational objectives.

Activities and initiatives include –

The popular Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration (Cert FAA) course.

Holding periodic evening seminars on topical issues.

Awarding the Harold Rivett Award to the student, employed within the Association’s region, who attains the highest marks (gaining a distinction) in each exam of the National Diploma in Funeral Directing (DipFD).

Please contact the Secretary for information on current and future courses and evening seminars.


 International Transportation Seminar

The next seminar will be held online – date to be advised


CPD certificates will be sent to all registered attendees


 Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration 

Since its inception in 2007, over 400 successful candidates have gained this qualification, aimed at equipping frontline staff with the knowledge and skills essential to assist the bereaved with all aspects of arranging a funeral.

The course is overseen by David Hall DipFD, an NAFD Approved Tutor with many years of funeral service experience, and Dr Brian Parsons, training consultant, researcher and acclaimed author of several books on the funeral industry and funeral practices, including The London Way of Death and The Evolution of the British Funeral Industry (




Cert FAA (Course No 32) now available for booking

This online training takes place on Thursday evenings commencing

14th September to 30th November 2023 – Download details here

The 11 seminars will be tutored online, followed by a written examination held in Central London


Please check that you are available on relevant dates before submitting an application for this course

Completed applications should be emailed to the Secretary

Download an Application Form here


To be added to the waiting list for a place on a future course (and thus eligible for priority booking), please forward your completed application form now


The course now is offered both via fully interactive online seminars

OR by classroom attendance, according to demand

Classroom based seminars are held in central London

To learn more about future courses, or for any other enquiry, please contact the Secretary