Interested in training for celebrants? There’s a range of workshops out there provided by Humanists and independent celebrants.
You don’t have to have a qualification to oversee a funeral but if you’re interested in offering a service beyond friends and family, it’s definitely worth training to ensure you can provide a good quality service. A funeral or life celebration is a big event – and one that can’t be repeated: you want to get it right.
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This is a fully accredited course (by APT) and teaches celebrants to provide funerals for the unaffiliated, i.e. people with their own belief systems but not affiliated to a particular religion. There is an emphasis on ritual, beauty and broad spirituality, creating a funeral which reflects the lifestyle and culture of the person who has died and their family. Our teaching methods are designed to bring out the very best from each individual to be the best celebrant they can be.
“The course was so very human – inspiring, thought provoking and challenging in a good way. I came away thinking “I could do this”. An amazing experience!” Fiona Hughes
“The course is brimming with practical content as well as a radically warm, empowering and sensitive approach to funerals.” Abigail Robinson
“I have been delighted to find a celebrant course which combines a professional quality, knowledge and experience I can trust, with an approach which fosters pioneering creativity for the professional and the bereaved.” Caragh Walsh
Rites of passage training for independent celebrants
Sue Gill and Gilly Adams of Dead Good Guides take you on a journey to explore what rites of passage mean and how we can make them more meaningful. This course is run a couple times a year usually in Scotland and England.