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De Gruchy Funeral Care director achieves funeral administration diploma

De Gruchy Funeral Care director achieves funeral administration diploma

03 April 2019

Shane Hatherley has achieved the Diploma in Funeral Arranging and Administration.

A funeral director at De Gruchy Funeral Care, which is part of The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited, Shane completed the year long course and was awarded his diploma at a ceremony at Birmingham City University.

The National Association of Funeral Directors’ (NAFD) course is designed for professionals working in the funeral service for six months or more as a funeral arranger and administrator or funeral director. As a part of the course, Shane completed five mandatory modules designed to equip funeral arrangers and administrators with the comprehensive knowledge and skills required to perform effectively in the role.

Shane is now working towards the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Directing. When he achieves this qualification, Shane will be the only funeral director in Jersey to hold the highest qualification in the funeral directing profession.

De Gruchy Funeral Care manager Gary Tye, said: ‘Shane’s hard work has enabled him to build his knowledge and skills which will help us to continue to deliver our trademark professional and caring service.  By continuing to invest in our professional development, we are able to effectively support local families. We are delighted that Shane is continuing his studies in funeral directing; his expertise will make a huge difference to families at a very difficult time.’

‘I'm really pleased to have attained the diploma and am looking forward to furthering my learning with the funeral directing diploma, as well as progressing my career in the Society's funeral care sector,’ added Shane.

(Photo: Left: NAFD President for 2018-2019 Abi Pattenden, middle Funeral Director  Shane Hatherly, right Associate Dean at Birmingham University, Lynn Fulford).