Upcoming Funeral Celebrant Diploma training Courses:
Part 1: 24th to 26th November 2016 (Thurs-Sat),
Part 2: 3rd to 4th March 2017 (Friday & Saturday)
Full – please contact us to join our waiting list
Part 1: 19th – 21st January 2017 (Thurs-Sat),
Part 2: 28th – 29th April 2017 (Friday & Saturday)
“She goes free of the earth. Grown lighter than breath she is set free in our remembering.” Wendell Berry
Helping a family with a funeral is tender and soulful work. Come and train with us if, with the right support and teaching, you would like to accompany a grieving family kindly and skilfully, listen carefully to what they want, write an accurate and beautiful funeral ceremony with heart and soul, and deliver this with warmth and calm reassurance. If you have the vision we have the means to help you turn this into reality, a fulfilling a worthwhile career.
“Today we conducted a funeral at Bedford Crematorium and we had a new celebrant, Jessica Green, to take the ceremony. What a Star, what a professional and everyone loved her. She produced a Heart warming ceremony and we are proud of her. Hopefully she will work with us for many years to come. Well done Jessica.” Feedback from funeral director for Green Fuse trained Jessica Green’s first ever funeral. (June 2016)
Our aim is to help you to be the best celebrant you can be in your own individual manner. And we will support you all the way, far beyond the end of the course.
- Over 300 Funeral Celebrants trained since 2008
- Emphasis on the importance of ritual, ceremony and beauty in funerals
- Personal tutoring & mentoring through your first 5 funerals
- Small groups of 8 people during the two training sessions
- Total immersion training at our purpose-built training centre & funeral home
- Career Guidance & Marketing Assistance for all new celebrants
- APT Ed Awards nationally recognised Level 3 Diploma accreditation
- Excellent and comprehensive course manual and anthology of beautiful words
- Personal development element to help you be the best funeral celebrant you can
- Specialist workshops on presence and presentation
- Active online Green Fuse community for unlimited ongoing support
- Time to explore your own feelings around bereavement.
I was thinking about you this morning as it’s now been a year since I first came on your training course. I loved every minute of our five days together and thanks to everything I learned from you I am now making my living as a celebrant. I’m doing a couple of funerals a week and I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me that mine was the best funeral they have ever attended. Your training on eulogy writing, flow and ritual have been invaluable. I would like to thank you most heartily for setting me up for such a rewarding career. I had no idea how life affirming it was going to be and, astonishingly, how much fun. I thought I might struggle with the sadness of it all but this is far from the case.” Vanessa Milligan September 2016
I want to say thank you for the celebrant training. After the service someone introduced himself as the quality inspector for contract funerals, and told me it was the best he’d seen anywhere. And that was my first funeral! After that the paid work started coming in. I have just come back from taking a funeral, and received more compliments in the course of five minutes than in the whole of the rest of my life. This is wonderful work to be involved with, and it feels as if I have now “come home” to myself. So thanks again to the Green Fuse team for making it happen.” Cliff Smith July 2016
The opportunities provided for us by Green Fuse are seemingly limitless and certainly inspirational. Fresh ideas, new ways of doing things that make us all that little bit special and to be honest I love to be a part of Green Fuse.” Paul Hamby, funeral celebrant, Hull
Thank you for the inspirational start to the course – it vastly exceeded my expectations and I am really impressed with how it is structured. Your experience, support, continuity and encouragement to do this vital work well has been so appreciated.” Amanda Hurrell. Jan 2016
My training with Green Fuse was one of the best decisions of my life, and I am astounded by how much I learned.” Stella Toynbee
Ascentis is an Awarding Organisation creating valuable, cutting edge accredited qualifications for FE Colleges, Training Providers, Schools, Employers and other organisations.
“Jane and Simon of Green Fuse campaign tirelessly for better funerals. They are empathic and work .. collaboratively to create a richly unique ceremony.” The Good Funeral Guide Best Funeral Directors.
Green Fuse is an approved supplier for NAFD