The Independent Funeral Directors (IFD) College was founded in November 1995. This virtual college was born from a need to provide basic vocational training to those employed in the Independent sector of the Funeral profession, and who were members of the National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). At the time the only access to training for those in the Independent sector was via the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) Diploma course. Although a good course, it is relatively lengthy, expensive and not appropriate for all staff employed in the profession.
SAIF set about providing training that was appropriate for all and of a practical nature, hence the foundation of the IFD College. The IFD College now has its own identity acting as an educational source for all within the funeral profession.
In September 2005, thanks to generous sponsorship from within the funeral profession, the IFD College produced a DVD, A GUIDE TO SAFE WORKING, to provide a useful support to encourage in-house training. Workbooks are provided to assist students work through the four episodes.
The IFD College currently offers the following range of courses:
Health & Safety for Funeral Staff: Units 1/HS1 & 2/HS2
An introduction to Health & Safety at work: Units 1/HS1 & 3/HS3
Foundation - Funeral Practitioner: Units 4/G1 & 5/G2
Funeral Operative: Units 6/OP1 - 9/OP4
Funeral Administrator: Units 10/AD1 - 15/AD6
Certificate in Funeral Practice (Cert. FP) and Fellowship
For more information visit the IFD College Website HERE
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