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Work with experienced crime scene officers and anatomical pathology technicians on this two day course to develop skills and learning approaches within mortuary science. You will develop a sound understanding of the science involved within a mortuary from a medico legal and a forensic perspective.

Dec 2/3  

Location: Tameside Hospital. Click here for a map

We have two easy ways to pay for this course.

A one off fee of £199 includes all the equipment you need including your own set of scrubs to take away and two full days of hands on workshops. Payable through credit card, debit card or PayPal fees (you will be taken to a PayPal site to pay. You do NOT need a PayPal account to pay with a credit or debit card).

Direct Debit

Or if you would like to pay for this course in three equal instalments of £74 (admin fee is included) please click the button below and create a payment schedule which will be taken over three simple paymentsAll payments are made through our partner GoCardless and are safe with full encryption and the Direct Debit Guarantee.

Only 20 places available for each course and you must be paid in FULL before the date of the course to attend.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the legal documentation required in a mortuary
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of staff involved in the post-mortem and investigative process
  • Conduct the daily requirements to successfully maintain a mortuary department and the associated procedures
  • Explain the importance of health and safety considerations relating to potential infection and disease
  • Identify the difference between hospital, coronal and medico-legal (Forensic) post-mortem examinations and the varying techniques used
  • Differentiate between different types of Body indicators and the associated pathology found at postmortem
  • Explain what the Human Tissue Authority is and the statutory laws that apply from its introduction
  • Explain the process applied to conduct a full postmortem examination, detailing the evisceration, dissection and reconstruction process
  • Identify the role of the funeral director in the embalming process
  • Walk away with your very own scrubs

You MUST be 18 or over to attend this course.

No exceptions.


I would just like to thank you for the opportunity and helping me complete the mortuary science course. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The knowledge and professionalism were amazing and an eye opener. From worksheets to projector slides, and practicals in THE MORTUARY!!… You were extremely nice and friendly and made me feel welcome from start to finish and helped me to and from where I was staying. 
Doing this course made me realise what I wanted to do as a living. I loved the practical’s, wearing the scrubs! I felt the part.
Before doing this course I applied EVERYWHERE for a mortuary assistant position / trainee APT position too.. But was getting nowhere!. Ever since I did the course, I have used the knowledge I learnt and put it into my own words in my applications. Also since I completed the mortuary science course I have had two fantastic interviews, I knew what I was talking about and I felt confident in the knowledge from what Gary and Gareth taught me. Only to find out I actually got the job!   I will honestly say, doing the course has raised my success on being asked to attend an interview, then the rest is up to you! I am now waiting to start my dream job as a mortuary assistant at a hospital!.  And I know that I have made some life long friends along the way, and will be there on the other end of the phone if I need any help. Thank you both so much. RegardsKelly

Point to note Kelly is now one of our success stories and is employed as a Trainee APT. Congratulations Kelly!