Upcoming Funeral Celebrant Diploma Training Courses:
Part 1: Thurs 19 – Sat 21 March
Part 2: Fri 19 – Sat 20 June
Part 1: Thurs 11 – Sat 13 June
Part 2: Fri 11 – Sat 12 September
Part 1: Thurs 3 – Sat 5 September
Part 2: Fri 11 – Sat 12 December
“The force that through the green fuse drives the flower” Dylan Thomas. The ‘green fuse’ is the life force. A good funeral gives an affirmation of life as well as mourning a loss through its depth and its beauty.
“World class training. In depth, thorough, highly profession
al and run by thoughtful , caring and wonderful people who work full time in the industry. I can’t fault it in any way.” Cecilia le Poer Power
Being a Funeral Celebrant is a very important and multi-faceted role which takes time to learn and to consolidate. You need the best possible training to prepare you thoroughly, because your very first funeral has to be excellent to meet the needs of that family. We supervise you through your first five funerals to ensure this happens.
Clare Steele wrote after her very first funeral: “Thank you so much for the wonderful training. I felt remarkably calm because I knew what I needed to do, and the ceremony went so well. The feedback was wonderful, many people said it was not like any other funeral they had ever been to, and two people asked for my card. Today I had a lovely email from the family and James Showers, the funeral director.”
We strongly believe that funeral celebrancy is not something that can be learned in a few days or on a correspondence course. It requires depth, thought, soulfulness and connection. You have time to practice skills. And this is why here, at Green Fuse Training, you will be taught by successful practitioners who have led thousands of funerals and trained over 600 funeral celebrants since we began training in 2008. We keep the groups small, a maximum of 8. And we train only 40 celebrants a year, to ensure quality over quantity.
“The training has real depth and impact. I have learnt a huge amount about all aspects of the work – not just about funerals, but about grief, active listening, presentation, group work – all handled so sensitively and thoughtfully by the trainers. Who would have thought a course about funerals could be so stimulating and so joyful!” Judith Hinman
Our flexible teaching utilises different learning styles and methods to give you the best learning experience: practical group course teaching; personal mentoring; distance learning; videos; written manuals and practical experience. You can begin learning for the course straightaway and tailor it to suit your timescale.
Our exclusive* Level 3 Diploma For Funeral Celebrants UK is just what you need if you want to take on the tender and soulful work of helping a family create a beautiful, meaningful and memorable funeral ceremony. Come and train with us to learn how to accompany a grieving family professionally, skilfully, thoughtfully and with kindness.
You will learn to listen deeply to what each family wants, write an accurate and beautiful funeral ceremony, and with the help of a voice coach and a ‘presence’ workshop, you will become skilled to deliver this with warmth, authenticity, ceremony and calm reassurance.
“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. So thanks again to the Green Fuse team for making it happen.” Cliff Smith July 2016
Each ceremony should have both heart, reflecting the love surrounding that person, and soul, a ceremony with depth to take the mourners on a journey of transition, a rite of passage which will help their grieving process.
This training helps you to develop yourself to do the work as well as you possibly can and in your own style. You will build a vision of yourself as the best celebrant you can be and find the resources and means to turn this into reality, a fulfilling and worthwhile career which makes a real difference to the bereaved.
Our tutors are highly skilled in different disciplines, not only practising funeral directors and celebrants, but also with extensive trainings in performance, comparative religion, teaching, psychology, music, business and rites of passage. We have been changing the face of funerals in the UK since 1999. We are totally committed to this work and to improving the standard of funerals, and we will support you all the way with your personal tutor, far beyond the end of the course.
“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’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
- Over 600 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 training centre & funeral home;
- Career Guidance & Marketing Assistance for all new celebrants;
- 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 be;
- Specialist workshops on ritual, voice, singing, presence and presentation;
- A behind the scenes trip to the crematorium so you know the truth;
- Active online Green Fuse community for unlimited ongoing support;
- Time to explore your own feelings around mortality and bereavement.
“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 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
OCN London 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