Upcoming Funeral Celebrant Diploma training Courses:
Part 1: 17 – 19 January 2019 (Thurs – Saturday),
Part 2: 26 – 27 April 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Book now to avoid disappointment and get 2019 off to an inspirational start. Call for flexible payment terms.
Part 1: 21 – 23 March 2019 (Thurs – Saturday),
Part 2: 5 – 6 July 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Book before 31st January and get £50 early bird discount
“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 November 2016
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 – your very first funeral has to be excellent to meet the needs of that family. A number of new trainings have recently sprung up, including short and online courses which may look attractive as they are cheaper. 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 this is why here, at Green Fuse Training, you will be taught by successful practitioners who have led thousands of funerals and trained around 500 funeral celebrants since we started in 2008.
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 and take your time to learn how to accompany a grieving family professionally and with kindness.
You will learn to listen deeply to what they want, 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 and calm reassurance. 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.
Most of all this training is about you, about using the course to develop yourself to do the work as well as you possibly can. 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 psychotherapy, performance, comparative religion, teaching, music, business and rites of passage. 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.
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. I felt so privileged to be part of this day. 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.”
“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
- Over 500 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;
- 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 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.
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
“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
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