The Independent Funeral Directors College (IFD), has revealed plans to enhance its course offering next year.
According to the school, places are “filling up fast” for upcoming training in early 2021 which will include ‘arranging infant and child funerals’ and ‘funeral administrator’ courses.
It is believed additional modules such as ‘conducting funerals’ and ‘care of the deceased’, will also be available to further students learning next year.
The expansion comes in conjunction with the college’s 25th anniversary, however official celebrations for the occasion have been postposend as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Christine Parker, IFD college principal and director of curriculum development said: “It’s no secret that we would have loved a gathering this December to mark 25 years of achievement and celebrate our work in equipping a generation of funeral directors with best-in-class qualifications.
“However, that’s not to be and instead, we’ve focused our efforts on preparing a new NVQ Level 4 funeral director course.”
She added: “This is planned to go live in 2021 and will complete our prospectus of courses for modern funeral directors. Modules will include conducting funerals and care of the deceased.
“It’s an incredibly exciting development for the College, and I believe it will play a vital role in promoting best practice as the profession prepares for statutory regulation. Indeed, I am confident the sector will view it as the industry standard in training.”