Training Opportunities

Cemetery Operatives Training Scheme (COTS)

COTS provides City & Guilds accredited qualifications for gravediggers and others working in natural burial grounds.

Courses will be delivered at your burial ground.

Full details are available from the COTS page (link)

The above courses can be arranged directly for individual authorities or companies or on a host basis.

Details of the benefits for host authorities or companies can be obtained from the National Office by emailing


Why not host a course and receive training for 2 people free of charge.

All that you need to do is provide a suitable room for the courses. We would ask that lunch is ordered locally with the invoice being passed to the Institute for payment therefore there are no costs to hosts.

WE WILL – Advertise the course, carry out all administrative functions and provide all teaching material for the day.

Contact Julie at the National Office for further details –