What makes our ceremonies different? The care, thought and depth of feeling poured into each funeral, our ability to create a space where the spirit silently lingers with family and friends for a few more precious moments, providing a safe and peaceful place to show love and give thanks before they have to say goodbye."
What can I say!? Thank you so much Jane and Simon. You have done a great job. My first funeral as a celebrant, and even the crematorium phoned to say thanks and what a good job it was."
what I love about this job is that we can follow our hearts and give over and above wjhat is expected . . . Green Fuse changed my life." Gil Barnett
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, Hull
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Green Fuse has been changing the face of funerals by training over 200 funeral celebrants since 2008 and through its award winning funeral directing services since 1999 and book "We Need To Talk About The Funeral".
Many people now are looking for a more personal funeral ceremony, but still value and appreciate a sense of sacred ritual to mark the end of a life and the transition of spirit – a funeral with heart and soul. It marks this most significant event with words and rituals which are meaningful because based in the person's culture and lifestyle and it enables grief to flow.
This thorough and professional training offers accredited Diploma level academic qualification, balanced with transformative ritual and a deep feeling for the sacred beauty of life.
Come and train with us if, with the right support and teaching, you feel you could kindly accompany a grieving family, listen carefully to what they want, write an accurate and beautiful script with a sense of the sacred and ritual, and deliver this with warmth and calm reassurance. Our aim is to help you to be the best celebrant you can be in your own way. And we will support you all the way, beyond the end of the course.
Our dedication to you is unsurpassed as we want you to go the extra mile for each family. To facilitate learning we have small groups of up to 8; you are supported with two tutors in every session. This in-depth training of five contact days and six months of tutor supervised learning gives you the necessary time to delve deeply into the work. We create a safe space in which you can explore the issues of death and dying and caring for the bereaved.
You learn through active workshops, discussion and written work, exploring the structure and purpose of a funeral; listening well to a family; how to create ritual; writing a ceremonial script; personal presentation; business and marketing.
Work is assessed with a variety of assignments and on successful completion you will be awarded an externally accredited and nationally recognised Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy.
You will be given a range of supporting materials from handbooks to marketing tools and you will have a tutor who will support you throughout the training and your first five funerals, giving one to one guidance. We also offer continuing personal development as well as membership of our web based Green Fuse Funeral Celebrants' community, which is a very active and amazing resource. Once you have completed the course you become a part of the Green Fuse Funeral Celebrants' Guild, renowned for our high standards and assurance of quality for funeral directors and the public.
Our main trainers, Jane Morrell, Simon Smith and Basira Ward are Funeral Celebrants and award winning Funeral Directors with much experience in modern funerals as well as related qualifications in Funeral Services, Celebrancy, Rites of Passage, Comparative Religion and education. We always bring our new experiences to each course, and a unique set of skills from other careers including counselling and psychotherapy, leadership, drama, floristry, performance and singing.
If you feel excited having read this, but perhaps also a little daunted, then you are the person we are looking for to join our values-led Green Fuse community. You will be a well-supported self-employed person, part of a community committed to improving the standard and changing the face of funerals in the UK.
Your Course fees cover everything you will need to train as a celebrant, including:
All this training and support is only £1,650.00, and we offer a range of payment options to help spread the cost. The most important thing to us is that you embark on your journey and move forward towards your goal.
We run our training programmes at our Funeral Home in Devon, to give you a real feeling for working in funerals. This is not something to learn in a weekend. Take your time so you can create wonderful funeral ceremonies. This fully accredited Diploma will challenge you and give you a great deal of satisfaction and enjoyment. Choose quality – choose Green Fuse.
For more information on Funeral Celebrant Training please call Ruth, Simon or Jane on 01803 840779 to discuss how we can help.
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