Funeral Celebrant Training

Becoming a celebrant is a challenging, but exceptionally
rewarding career

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Our Funeral Celebrant Training courses are 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 £880 (£733.33 plus £146.67 VAT)

Next training courses for Funeral Celebrants

DateLocationCourse Leader
Wed 3rd - Fri 5th May 2017 Sorry, course now full.WorthingTerri Shanks
Wednesday 14th - Friday 16th June 2017Hebden Bridge, West YorkshireLita Hallyburton
Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th July 2017Salisbury, WiltshireTerri Shanks
Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th August 2017Wyboston, BedfordshireSimon Whittaker
Monday 27th – Wednesday 29th November 2017Kingston-upon-Thames, SurreyTerri 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 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

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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Simon Whittaker

Having worked front line in the public and private sectors for many years, also as an instructor in Conflict Management and coaching ex forces (ELCAS) resettlement, Simon brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to the FPC training team. Being able to offer a completely flexible and unrestrictive service to the public is without doubt, one of the greatest achievement in the last ten years.

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