An innovative method of tutoring the NAFD’s Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration was recently heralded a success.
Kate Edwards B. Ed. (Hons), Dip F.D., a registered NAFD tutor, hosted the event at the Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel where a total of twelve students over two weekends were coached through the syllabus, made a mock funeral arrangement and learned from each other in the excellent facilities at the hotel.
There is a follow up weekend just before the September exams and Kate will facilitate one to ones with the students during 2017.
Kate, who has just had another cohort of successful candidates at the September 2016 exams, both Dip FD and Dip FAA, said: “I was delighted with how each weekend went. The students made it work by contributing to each other’s learning and getting involved with the tasks set”.
Many of the comments from the students were very encouraging such as ‘I found the content and pace of the course to be spot on’ – ‘I had a great time on the course’ – ‘Kate was very informative and knowledgeable but also made the weekend and learning enjoyable’.
Kate has arranged further weekends for 2017 with a view to the March 2018 exam and with the success of these weekends any student interested in signing up is advised to do so quickly as places are limited.
Dates for 2017 are 31st March, 1st and 2nd April and 2nd, 3rd, 4th March 2018 with a maximum of six students to ensure that each student has an opportunity to be heard and to ensure enhanced educational attainment.
Kate added: “Not everyone can commit to a series of weekly or monthly meetings with a tutor due to the nature and unpredictability of the funeral profession.
“The residential courses give students the opportunity to set a couple of weekends aside well in advance so they can plan their learning more easily. We have projects and revision exercises between the weekends and the one to ones add real value”.
Anyone interested in the courses now booking for 2017 should contact Kate at Kate_edwards@aol.com; or mobile 07966 148837.