Apprenticeship in Funeral Operations and Services
Funeral Directors in Suffolk are urged to consider work-based training for staff
SME’s in Suffolk and the UK are turning to Apprenticeships to fill skills gaps by recruiting fresh, new talent or by encouraging existing members of staff to develop their skills. This is driven forward by the government’s 2020 Apprenticeship Vision which aims to deliver 3 million quality Apprenticeship starts by 2020.
A local training provider has taken this profound, national effort a step further by dedicating an assessor entirely to the high quality Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeship in Funeral Operations and Service. As part of the Apprenticeships Suffolk Business Service’s (ASBS) commitment to empowering Suffolk employers with information to improve training in the workplace, we thought you’d like to know more about it.
Funeral Operatives and Arrangers will benefit from the 12 month Intermediate apprenticeship which includes units teaching how to deal sensitively with business clients, caring for the deceased and understanding how others contribute to the work of a funeral business. This is in addition to Functional Skills (English and Maths) if not already achieved and takes place within the workplace.
If you are a Funeral Director who has overall responsibility for arranging and conducting funerals and handling client accounts, you will benefit from the 18 month, Advanced apprenticeship. Units on this work-based learning scheme include managing funeral arrangements and planning and co-ordinating pre-need services and masonry, understanding the embalming process and leadership and team work, amongst others.
The Apprenticeship in Funeral Operations and Services frameworks are available to start immediately and bring the added benefit of nationally recognised accreditation for your business.
For further information on apprenticeship funding, see our employer information section on our website.