College Certificate in Grave Digging (Manual Only)

In Durham

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Job opportunities after this course:
This course covers the practical skills and knowledge required by a gravedigger. On completion of this course you would have the practical skills and knowledge to manually dig a grave.




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East Durham College, DH1 3SG


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There are no formal entry requirements

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Course programme

Overview of the course:

A practical course - 2 days. Over the two days you will learn about the grave digging process from start to finish, including aftercare of the grave. Day one will be in the classroom learning about all of the regulations attached to this subject, days 2 will be the manually digging of a grave.


All aspects of practical grave digging.
1. State the Health and Safety requirements in Cemeteries

2. Demonstrate the general requirements of Grave Digging

3. Pre Excavation preparation

4. Know the types of shoring

5. Preparation for internment

6. State and undertake the duties of the grave digger on the day of the funeral

7. Back filling and removal of shoring and state procedures for aftercare of graves

8. State the Health & Safety implications involved in the exhumation of graves

Additional information

Further study options after this course:
Additional practical units can be added for example NPTC Safe use of Plant & Machinery

College Certificate in Grave Digging (Manual Only)

Price on request