Whilst we do not stipulate any particular academic qualifications, you will need all of the below qualities to become a successful Celebrant.
It is important to build a good working relationship with funeral directors, crematorium staff, and others. The ability to develop and maintain a good reputation in the local community and with other organisation within the Funeral Industry will enable you to build a reputable business.
There are no formal entry requirements to undertake the qualification although you will need the following personal qualities, attributes and skills to become a successful celebrant:
There is no upper age limit for those wishing to train for this work.
On successful completion of your course(s), celebrants either work on a self-employed basis, or are employed by their organisation.
Training on self-employment is included.
Celebrations will always be conducted to the highest possible standards of delivery and appropriateness and will attempt in every way to reflect the needs and wishes of the client.
The celebrant will base ceremonies on factually correct information and will routinely draw on more than one source of information. Celebrants will regard seeking information from Family, Friends, and Colleagues etc. as normal.
Celebrants will use their interviewing skills and literary ability to win the trust of clients and set down, in appropriate and correctly composed English.
The celebrant should conduct all ceremonies calmly, audibly, and with professionalism but also with warmth and care.
Family or friends will always be encouraged to participate if they so choose, in any of our ceremonies.
Ceremonies will always be delivered from a full written text, which will include any contributions from others. A Copy of this, including others’ contributions, will always be offered to the client in the form of a presentation folder.
Wherever possible, Celebrants will meet all clients on a face -to-face meeting, which will normally be held in the client’s home or at a preferred venue or office. Celebrants should leave details of intended visits in a diary or with a colleague in advance, for security purposes.
Celebrants should always liaise with third party suppliers to achieve the clients full wishes are met. And should supplier any information to those parties to which will be relevant to conduct a problem free ceremony.
Celebrants will seek to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff of all third party participants of ceremonies. As celebrants will often work to tight time scales, they will liaise effectively and efficiently to achieve the highest standard.
Celebrants dress in a formal and professional manner, Celebrants will do their best to adhere to a clients colour / dress choice but can not guarantee this will be achieved.
Celebrants will be punctual when meeting with clients, as well as when conducting Ceremonies. If unforeseen or emergency events dictate the celebrant’s late or non-attendance, a colleague will be informed or the ceremony script forwarded to the venue, ensuring that every effort is made to provide emergency cover.
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