Latest News

NAFD earns title promotion for newly accredited funeral directing programme

Successful students will be awarded the title of ‘diplomate in funeral directing’ – so the post nominal DipFD can still be used – maintaining a valued NAFD tradition

The NAFD has secured confirmation that the qualification formerly known as the diploma in funeral directing should bear a higher level title and so will be known as the level 4 NAFD higher funeral directing programme, after being newly accredited by OneAwards.

Successful students will be awarded the title of “diplomate in funeral directing” – so the post nominal DipFD can still be used – maintaining a valued NAFD tradition.

NAFD said “to ensure consistency” students who successfully complete the course will continue to earn the title of ‘diplomate in funeral directing’ and so will still be able to use the post-nominal DipFD after their name.

Karen Van-Richardson, director of education and development, said: “This is welcome confirmation of the enhanced value of the new, accredited course to students and employers.

“The old diploma in funeral directing was broadly equivalent to a level 3/AS level in England, whereas the L4 DipFD is more comparable to the first year of a university foundation degree course or higher national certificate, due to the number of credits available to students following successful completion. Similar standards apply in the other home nations, but qualification levels are different.”

Back to top button