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

September iThe London Association of Funeral Directors actively supports the education of members’ staff and has an Education Sub-committee responsible for oversight of educational activity. The Association’s Charitable Fund may be used to facilitate a wide range of educational objectives.

Activities and initiatives include –

  • Delivery and assessment of the LAFD Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration (Cert FAA)
  • Holding periodic evening seminars on topical funeral service related 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  Diploma in Funeral Directing (DipFD).

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

Note: As stated above, educational opportunities arranged by the Association are offered as a benefit of membership to member firms only. Registration is available only to sponsored staff of those firms and cannot be accepted from individual applicants.


 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 (

Registration and application for Course 34 commencing

5 September 2024 

is now open

Download the Cert FAA Syllabus here


Download an Application Form here – registration closes Friday 23 August 2024.

Completed applications for the Cert FAA should be sent to the following email address: