Funeral Celebrant Training

Becoming a celebrant is a challenging, but exceptionally
rewarding career

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This training course is designed for anyone who is interested in understanding about the role of a celebrant, the process of the funeral service, and in helping people in a very difficult time of need to personalise and design a beautiful and fitting end of life ceremony for their loved one.

Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy

Space for this increasingly popular training is limited to 12 delegates per course,
early booking is recommended
ONLY £800

Next training courses for Funeral Celebrants

DateLocationCourse Leader
Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th November 2015GlasgowLita Hallyburton
Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th November 2015 Sorry, course now fullWorthing, West SussexTerri Shanks
Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd January 2016Hebden Bridge, West YorkshireLita Hallyburton
Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th March 2016SalisburyTerri Shanks
Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th April 2016Hebden Bridge, West YorkshireLita Hallyburton
Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th June 2016SalisburyTerri Shanks

Certificate in Funeral CelebrancyThe 3 DAY course will cover all aspects of Funeral Celebrancy, including:

  • Helping families in Grief
  • Family Meetings
  • Service Planning
  • Music/Poetry/Reading Resources
  • Eulogy Writing
  • Presentation Skills
  • What to do on the day, and how to conduct a funeral
  • The working of a crematorium
  • How to market yourself to funeral directors and to the public.
  • Course fee £800 includes refreshment and buffet lunch.

The course fee does not include accommodation, but there are plenty of Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts close by.

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Course Leaders

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Terri Shanks

Terri became a celebrant after training with Carol Poole who was then the UK President of the Australian based ‘International Federation of Celebrants’. Terri subsequently built up a very successful celebrancy business throughout both East and West Sussex, conducting Funerals, Weddings, Civil Partnership Blessings and Baby Naming Ceremonies.

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Lita Hallyburton

Lita spent over 30 years working in the public and voluntary sectors; initially as a teacher; with a PGCE degree after achieving a BSc, and then as a safeguarding coordinator; with a CQSW degree, a Social Care Manager; with a Management Qualification, and during that time was a consultant and trainer; with a Training the Trainer Qualification.

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What past delegates have said about this training course

Celebrant training for Funeral, Weddings & Baby Naming Ceremonies – The original & most experienced Training College in the UK for Independent Celebrants, established by reputation, “We lead, others copy”