Funeral Celebrant Training

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

Course Costs £984.00  (£820.00 plus £164.00 VAT)

Next training courses for Funeral Celebrants

DateLocationCourse Leader
Mon 19th to Wed 21st November 2018 Sorry Course FullGatwick, West SussexTerri Shanks
Wed 28th – Fri 30th November 2018 Sorry Course FullHebden Bridge, West YorkshireLita Hallyburton
Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th December 2018Arundel, West SussexTerri Shanks
Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th January 2019Salisbury, WiltshireTerri Shanks
Monday 18th – Wednesday 20th February 2019Edinburgh, ScotlandLita Hallyburton
Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th March 2019Surbiton, SurreyClaire Bradford
Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th April 2019Hebden Bridge, West YorkshireLita Hallyburton
Wednesday 15th - Friday 17th May 2019Salisbury, WiltshireClaire Bradford

As soon as we have any new course dates and locations confirmed they will be added to this website immediately

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

Managing Director and Principal Course Leader

Terri Shanks is a highly experienced Wedding & Funeral Celebrant having conducted over 3000 ceremonies. Her personal training saw her travelling the globe to study under some of the world’s leading Celebrants, Bereavement Specialists & Celebrant Trainers. Terri was also fortunate to attend the first ever International Convention of Celebrants in America.

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Lita Hallyburton

Course Leader and Training Manager for Scotland

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

Course Leader

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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