I was attracted to the courses by the title "Best Practice In Modern Funeral Directing". Having attended the course I can confirm that the course lives up to its title. As a funeral director in an independent family owned business I have witnessed for myself changing attitudes and expectations in families of the bereaved. Families are obviously frustrated by some of the more intractable formalities that are placed upon them. I believe that I have benefited greatly from attending the course and have reviewed significantly the way that I carry out funerals."
Alan James; John Edward and Sons.
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Funeral Arranger training:
3rd – 5th November 2014
9th – 11th March 2015
8th – 10th June 2015
Care & Management of the Body:
6th – 7th Nov 2014
12th – 13th March 2015
11th – 12th June 2015
Our courses, Funeral Arranger and Care And Management Of The Body, form the core of the funeral director training we provide.
For just 8 students, this practical hands-on course by the award winning Angie McLachlan and Green Fuse has to be the nearest to working with a body you can get, without an actual body. Angie built Ichabod Smith, fully articulated to give you a real experience of body care! With our focus on how to look after the dead with care and attention, respect and ritual, we follow Ichabod on his journey from the point of death to his final resting place.
Angie teaches not only the most fundamental tasks when caring for the dead, but how to gain confidence and practical skills in managing and repairing damaged tissue, cosmetic work, preparing the body for viewing and working safely in the mortuary environment. Taking place in our funeral home, we have devised the course to give you the best possible knowledge of how to safely manage a great many mortuary situations, with lots of information on health and safety issues.
Please note: this is not an embalming course.
Care and Management of the Body - a unique approach to learning
This 3-day course covers all you need to help a family arrange and organise a good, memorable and personal funeral. It is open to those working in and those wanting to work in the funeral sector, and to those who want to help provide "home funerals" within their community.
The public's expectations of funerals continue to change, bringing new and urgent challenges to funeral directors, and tremendous opportunities to those who respond. Your first response can be to attend this ground breaking training.
With an emphasis on working alongside and listening to a family to create a unique funeral according to their lifestyle, values and beliefs, this course covers all aspects of the funeral arranging process. You learn:
You will be able to inform, support and advise on all aspects of arranging a funeral. You receive a 100-page manual, something you can keep referring back to.
COST: 3 days - £550
You have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the subject and practice the skills and resources necessary to be an excellent funeral arranger or adviser. green fuse founders Jane Morrell and Simon Smith, who are leading contemporary funeral directors and celebrants, and Steve Nimmo, are the principal facilitators.
This ground-breaking and practical funeral training programme is for you if you want to:
Green Fuse's funeral training courses, Funeral Arranging & Care And Management Of The Body, have inspired many and helped around 15 new funeral directing companies and other funeral enterprises with the knowledge they need to get started. Jenny came from Australia for the training and has now had a mainstream TV documentary made about her work within her community. She wrote "I really want you to know that the time I spent learning from you continues to inspire me and I would love you to see the film. See the trailer here http://www.tenderdocumentary.com.au/#trailer
Experienced funeral director Allan James wrote
"I believe that I have benefited greatly and I have reviewed significantly the way that I carry out funerals in light of the course." Alan James: Manager, John Edwards Funeral Directors
You can book a course by completing the application form in the prospectus, or email or phone us and we'll send you one.
Please contact us on 01803 840779 or via our enquiry form without obligation.
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