This four-week online course will take place in 2024/2025, and will be intended to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the main aspects related to the proper management of deceased persons in all circumstances and environments from when death occurs, until lawful disposal, and beyond. Please contact the Academy office to register your interest.
The examination is open to all candidates who have successfully completed a course in Management of the Dead.
For further details regarding the examination, please follow this link.
This course aims to offer participants an understanding and practical knowledge of the main aspects related to the management of the dead. It also explains the processes involved in ensuring the dead are managed in a proper and dignified manner, including consideration for the needs of bereaved families. The course will also provide an understanding of all aspects of how deceased persons are managed from when death occurs to their lawful disposal and all related issues. Both single and multiple death situations will be covered.
Satisfactory completion of the course (attendance of at least 80% of the course) will lead to the award of a Certificate of Attendance. Candidates may then wish to sit for the examination leading to the award of Diploma in Management of the Dead.
The course will be delivered in the form of scheduled live Zoom sessions taking place during the week on either Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, normally at 3-5pm. Some lectures will be delivered as a pre-recorded session. Students are encouraged to join live lectures, however this is not compulsory as the sessions will be recorded and made available via the online learning platform Moodle if students are not able to join live lectures. The recordings and supplemental documentation will remain accessible until the date of the Diploma examination following the course. We also encourage students to send us questions via email or Moodle, which will be answered by the relevant lecturers.
The full schedule will be sent to the students prior to the course start.
The course is suitable for Continuing Professional Development purposes (CPD) and students are able to claim 32 CPD points after successful completion.
Satisfactory completion of the course will lead to an award of a Certificate of Completion, for those who attend at least 80% of lectures.
Candidates may then wish to sit for the examination leading to the award of Diploma in Management of the Dead.
The fee for the course is £900 payable prior to the commencement of the course.
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