Funeral Conducting

Funeral Conducting

This unique course provides the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective funeral conductor in the lead up to a funeral and on the day itself. It gives confidence and helps future conductors to be efficient and calm as they carry out tasks including setting up the venue, interacting with family, the crematorium or burial staff, the celebrant or minister and the funeral team.

About this course

This course is taught in a setting where any conductor will find themselves, and gives space and time for the students to become familiar with the environment, assess the potential pitfalls, and develops the skill of visualising the process in advance. This is a critical skill to have when conducting funerals in many different locations. The course is set up to be as real as possible, and to challenge the students to better understand the many facets of the service day itself.


Type: Live
Location: Nationwide
Length: 1 day

What will I learn?

  • Assessing a venue
  • Preparations for leaving your premises
  • Organising your bearing team and briefing family bearers; paging the hearse
  • The coffin and the hearse; route planning and timing
  • Dress and style
  • Going via home or meeting at the place of the funeral
  • Orders of Service and objects, flowers, music
  • The entrance of the coffin
  • During the funeral
  • Setting up for and overseeing burials
  • The exit from the funeral
  • Immediately after, flowers, family, cars
  • Following up on the family
  • After care and support

Assessment Criteria

You will need:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • customer service skills
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • active listening skills

Available Dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this course.
If you'd like to know when this course is next available, please contact us.
  • Jules Davis-King
    I felt I was being personally cared for, looked after by someone who gave importance to what I wanted and who empathised completely with my needs and wishes. I was so grateful for that.
    Jules Davis-King
  • Alan James
    I have benefited greatly and I have reviewed significantly the way that I carry out funerals in light of the course
    Alan James
    John Edwards Funeral Directors
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  • Hannah Vaughan
    I came to Green Fuse with no experience of running a business or in the funeral industry. They gave me the knowledge and confidence to set up a successful funeral home which had now been running for nearly two years and has helped over 100 families plan lovely funerals. We have 5 star ratings and have had nothing but positivity from the families who we serve.
    Hannah Vaughan
    Signature Funerals
  • Holly Clarke
    I can't recommend Green Fuse Funeral Director training enough. Simon, Jane, Stephen and Angie, my tutors were all so very kind and helpful. We followed a programme and were presented with a folder which had everything we ever needed to know about funeral directing, a certificate and the reassurance they were there should we ever need support and advice. Having completed the course, I felt confident enough to go on and set up my own funeral company. The training is a mixture of both practical skills but also emotional skills too. I admire greatly their ethos and wouldn't be where I am now without this valuable training.
    Holly Clarke
  • Ash Rao
    The Green Fuse funeral course was incredibly useful and very real. If you want to start a funeral business go and do this course with Green Fuse. When we filled in our first funeral form we remembered the game we played on how to complete them. It was very good.
    Ash Rao
    Moksh Funerals