The Celebrant Training Course Content


This comprehensive course is designed to provide an in-depth and practical look at the processes required to be an effective and respected Professional Celebrant.

What you need:

  • Confidence
  • Be of smart appearance
  • Personable
  • A good clear speaking voice
  • Able to talk to a large group of people
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Your own transport
  • Access to a telephone, computer and printer
  • Good common sense

You will learn how to conduct a Funeral Service be it religious, part religious, non-religious or secular and also whether the content is to include words or rituals from different religions be it:

  • a Cremation or Burial
  • an Interment of Ashes
  • a Memorial Service

and as you will be self employed the celebrant training course also includes a section on how to set up your own business as well as advertising and marketing your business as a Professional Funeral Celebrant.

Over time Celebrant Training Services has trained and certified many Celebrants and despite what others may say, you do not need an expensive qualification to become a Professional Funeral Celebrant – all that does is goes part way in trying to justify high course fees.

In England and Wales there is no national standard or qualification that is legally required for you to become a Celebrant.

However, it is advisable to be able to produce some certification to show that you have attended a training course and that you have attained a high level of competency and knowledge, and to be able to conduct a service or ceremony.

At the satisfactory completion of the course you will be presented with a Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy which confirms your training knowledge, proficiency and experience that has been gained on the course enabling you to commence working as a Professional Celebrant immediately.

All courses are run over 3 days and are not available as an on-line training course. Howard strongly believes that because of the special work that we do as Celebrants it is essential that the training is done face-to-face with interaction - not by looking at a screen or a book.

The fee for this Funeral Celebrant training course is set at an affordable price of £625 per delegate and remains constant throughout the year for each course, there are no hidden extras– so why pay more?

For 2019 the course dates that are available so far are –

Tuesday 16th July 2019 Wednesday 17th July 2019 Thursday 18th July 2019
Tuesday 20th August 2019 Wednesday 21st August 2019 Thursday 22nd August 2019
Tuesday 17th September 2019 Wednesday 18th September 2019 Thursday 19th September 2019