Below are the stages you will go through in your training with us, when each of the resources, offers and certificates become available and how to access them.
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Part 1 attendance – 3 days at Green Fuse
Assignments – you will be given assignments over the period of your course.
We will help you set up your own personal online folder which you can use to upload your assignments as you complete them.
Google Group – Connecting you with all Green Fuse trained funeral celebrants
The group connects green fuse trained funeral celebrants allowing them to share information, questions, opinions, calls for support and organise gatherings. We will send you an invitation to join the green fuse Google Group.
Part 2 attendance – 2 days at Green Fuse
We give you, on the course, a CD with info about the Guild, insurance, web site, cards, etc.
Guild – to join the Green Fuse funeral celebrant Guild, click on the link and download the application form.
The Guild includes an agreement to abide by a Code of Conduct – helping to maintain a high standard of professionalism and service and assurance of quality to funeral directors and the public – so people know what they can expect from Green Fuse funeral celebrant.
Insurance – You need to apply for insurance before you start working with the public
We have negotiated a a group membership scheme with an independent insurance company. Click on the link for further details.
Graduation – stage 1
All your assignments complete, assessed and passed by Green Fuse
Green Fuse Certificate – Once we have received your complete folder of work, you can expect to receive a green fuse certificate of accreditation within a month.
We will send your work to the official Ascentis assessor for the final stage towards you being able to claim Ascentis accreditation. See below under stage 2 for timescales.
Note: you cannot claim accreditation / diploma status on any of the following until Ascentis (Awarding Organisation and Access Validating Agency) has confirmed this (stage 2 below).
Cards – to be handed out to Funeral Directors and other contacts.
Design your own and/or use our template for ideas. Get it printed online and posted directly to you using an online printing company.
Web site – Your own personalised web site for your funeral celebrancy work.
With a professional web site design company, we have designed a web site ‘template’ for green fuse trained celebrants. So you can have your own, quality web site at a relatively low cost.
‘Find a celebrant’ entry – Add your details to our ‘Find a Celebrant’ pages on the Green Fuse web site. Helps the public find a celebrant near them. They can search by postcode, or celebrant name and by using the responsive Google Map search. You can enter your details including a full description of the work you do, plus testimonials, contact details and as many pictures as you want.
Graduation – stage 2
When we have enough students’ folders of work (i.e. 4 or 5) we send them for Ascentis approval (this happens approximately 4 times a year – so it can take between 1 and 3 months).
It can take another 6 weeks for Ascentis Awarding Organisation and Access Validating Agency to approve your work and issue their ‘diploma’ certificate.
You can now claim Ascentis (Awarding Organisation and Access Validating Agency) accreditation / diploma status on all your marketing (cards, emails, web site, etc.).