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La Calavera College

A dedicated college for the complete mortuary and funeral professional.

Become a Funeral Industry Professional

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Situated in Blackpool, North West England, La Calavera College is the first dedicated college of its kind in the U.K.

The aim is to educate, train and introduce a new wave of mortuary and funeral professionals ensuring industry recognised qualification and providing an essential safeguard for both the practitioner and the client.

The college currently offers tuition for the professional diploma in the art and science of embalming as prescribed by the British Institute of Embalmers (B.I.E.) and will soon offer the professional diploma in funeral services under the auspices of the British Institute of Funeral Directors (B.I.F.D.).

The mission is simple, to continue to build and develop a reputable college committed to delivering the highest level of education and training for the funeral professionals of the future.

Proudly Affiliated

with the funeral profession’s most-respected organisations




Gain a Professional Diploma in the Art & Science of Modern Embalming.

The ‘gold standard’ professional diploma in embalming education, internationally recognised and the complete course for introducing a new generation of effective, problem solving embalmers into the funeral profession.




Earn a Certificate & Diploma in Funeral Services

The educational evolution of the National Association of Funeral Directors, the British Institute of Funeral Directors provides a university accredited syllabus solely designed to encourage, educate and inform the latest generation of dedicated, empathetic individuals into the funeral directing vocation.




Advice on working towards the RSPH Certificate and Diploma in Anatomical Pathology.

Course Information Coming Soon.

Why Choose La Calavera College?

Here at La Calavera College our aim is to educate and train our collegiate to the highest levels of professional practice and over time form a community of multi-disciplinary alumni that feel proud to serve the mortuary and funeral services and one another.

The college aspires to provide its students with innovative methods of learning, opportunities for multi-lingual support and establishes preferred personal learning styles prior to enrolment.

The college offers class based and distance learning options and all students are afforded access to La Calavera’s specialist virtual learning environment, connecting learners regardless of distance.

Finally the Carolus library, on site at the college, is a comprehensive and ever expanding resource for mortuary and funeral specific literature. Select texts are available for student loan and a fully functional library lending facility is currently in development.

A Great Place To Learn, a better place to belong.

Our Facilities

La Calavera College boasts exciting facilities, old and new, for the benefit of its collegiate, both within the bricks and mortar of the locally listed ‘Fenestra House’ and as part of its online extension through an exclusive virtual learning environment.

The Carolus Library & Reading Room

An ever expanding resource for field specific and associated reading, offering students formative support in the areas of human anatomy, pathology, forensic and mortuary sciences and the history of embalming and funeral practices.

The library and adjoining reading room serve as a quiet space for private use by prior booking and will soon provide a dedicated library service for students past and present.

Virtual Learning Environment

La Calavera College is pleased to offer its students access to their own personal learning space, the space can be used as a bridge between classes or a solution for distance learning.

It serves as a one stop shop for course resources and a valuable communication and collaboration tool between fellow learners. It is the students that really make this space their place.

Multi-Lingual Faculty

With tutor and teaching assistant hailing from the UK and Latin-America and contacts throughout Europe, La Calavera College are in a position to facilitate tuition on select courses in multiple languages.


Contact Us

Do you have a question regarding any of our courses or the college in general? The answers to some commonly asked questions can be found in our FAQ section on our Contact page, you may find some usual information there. If you haven't found what you're looking for there, feel free to contact us via any of the methods below or fill out our Contact Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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07964 539429

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