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 –

  • Launching the Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration (Cert FAA) in 2007.
  • 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.


 Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration 

Since its inception in 2007, over 300 successful candidates have gained this qualification, aimed at equipping frontline stafff 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 (


* Online courses scheduled for 2022 *

An online course is planned for Autumn 2022

to register interest or to book a place, please forward your completed application form now


The course now is offered by both classroom attendance OR via fully interactive online seminars

classroom based seminars are held in central London

Applications to secure places on future courses also now are being accepted

Download details of the course here

Download an Application Form here

completed applications should be sent to the Secretary

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