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Funeral Director

Arranging and conducting funerals.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £4,500 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Apprentices must have a level 2 funeral team member (arranger or operative) qualification or at least a year’s industry experience.

What apprentices will learn
  • treating customers with empathy and sensitivity
  • respectful management of funeral services
  • business management
  • team leadership
  • industry legal rules and regulations

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C).

Professional registration

None specified.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.