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Tutors target more flexible training

Two East Anglian tutors have teamed up to make the Diploma in Funeral Directing more accessible to students that feel they are too busy to commit to intensive studying.

Anne Beckett-Allen and Mark Hall from Rosedale Training have identified a pattern that once students have passed their Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration, they often wish to have a break before continuing with their studies, but because the amount of coursework required for the second diploma is much heavier, they can be put off by the tight deadlines and cramming for the exam, and so often never return to their studies to become fully qualified.

“It is such a shame when people don’t feel able to complete their studies, owing to combined pressure of work and family and we wanted to try and find a way around this,” explains Anne. 

“Mark and I put our heads together and came up with the idea of a ‘dip in dip out’ version of the Diploma with the modules running on a rolling basis over a two-year period.

Mark adds, “We have noticed a rise in tutors delivering the course over intensive weekends of study, but we want to turn this on its head and allow students the opportunity to study at a more natural pace that fits in with their family and work commitments, without pushing themselves to breaking point by trying to do everything.”

Anne and Mark are keen to hear from potential students from anywhere in the country that might be interested in enrolling in such a course. To register your interest, or to arrange an informal chat, please contact

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