Managing and Arranging Modern Funerals

Managing and Arranging Modern Funerals

Taught by award winning funeral directors, this new course combines our Modern Funeral Arranging and Managing the Funeral Process course.

This 3-day intensive course covers all you need to help a family arrange and organise a memorable, meaningful, personal funeral as well as all the things that happen behind the scenes to bring funeral arrangements to fruition and ensure the smooth running of your funeral business.


About this course

At the end of the course, you will be able to inform, support and advise on all aspects of the funeral. You will be able to support your work with robust business practices which will give you the confidence and efficiency you need to make all the necessary decisions in any given time frame.


Type: Live
Location: Nationwide
Length: 3 days

What will I learn?



  • Understand what makes a good and meaningful funeral.
  • Give clear information on the many choices now available e.g. cremation and burial options, different types of ceremony, venues, coffins, transport etc.
  • Enable families to be involved in the preparations and funeral arrangements to the extent that this helps them.
  • Make arrangements for the infrastructure of the funeral to support the ceremony.
  • Listen and communicate well with newly bereaved families.
  • Learn how to help newly bereaved clients and children
  • Understand and explain the necessary paperwork according to different situations.


  • The procedure when someone dies
  • Dealing with the coroner and doctors
  • Office procedures and staffing
  • Forms & paperwork in-depth, registration, cremation and burial forms, coroners
  • Pricing and invoicing
  • Donation administration
  • Repatriation from abroad
  • Flowers, Death Notices, Music
  • Costing a funeral
  • Booking ministers, celebrants, crematoria, gravediggers, etc
  • Burial and Cremation regulations
  • Paying for the funeral (incl. Social Fund and Bereavement Benefits)
  • Liaising with families
  • Liaising with families
  • Memorials
  • Completing the relationship with the family

Assessment Criteria

You will need:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • customer service skills
  • business management skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

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