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 organisations 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:
What is the minimum and maximum time to complete a course?
There is no minimum as you can work at your own pace in your own time.
The course time frame is 12 months.
Is there an age limit for those who wish to train?
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.
If I purchase an online course, is any further training required to begin working as a celebrant?
No further training is require but we also offer many other qualifications such as Business Management, Customer Service and Training qualifications, all of these could assist you in setting up your business, if you are currently employed else where we can obtain 90% funding for these other courses if you live in England only.
Do you accept an Advanced Learner Loan from the government?
Or any funding for that matter?
We do not accept Advanced Learners Loans however if you are employed we can get 90% funding for you to do either a Customer Service Qualification or Business Management Qualification through our training partners at MVRRS
We can then attached individual module form the Celebrant Dip to get you qualified.
Please contact us regarding this.
NB: This funding is only available in England at present time.
Is it possible to pay by instalments for an online training course?
Yes, please give us a call and we'll will work out a monthly plan for you. Once all instalments have been received you will then have full access to our Members Area to enable you to access the online course materials.
Is it possible to purchase a course if I live outside of the UK?
And would there be any need to visit the UK to complete the training?
Yes, you can purchase a course from outside of the UK. There is no need to visit the UK.
Are the Training Courses relatable to Countries outside the UK?
Yes, each course requires you to research and find out your legal requirements for the country that you reside and work in.
When choosing a Celebrant to help you achieve the ceremony of your choice there are a few things to consider.
The role of a celebrant is to serve either the bereaved and their community or to help a couple to create a wonderful wedding blessing or a family welcoming a new member to the family.
Good Celebrants create and leading uplifting, fitting, and personal, ceremonies. A Celebrants work should clearly reflect either the person who has passed away, by respecting their belief system, acknowledgement of their community of family and friends, and create an environment in which the grieving process can be held and supported. Or help a couple or family share wonderful celebrations by listening to their needs and wishes, and helping them make the right decisions to achieve their desired ceremony.
A Successful Celebrant:
They have good computer and IT skills, supporting effective communication between their clients and also any third party professional. They should be in a position to offer and produce professional looking scripts that can be viewed prior to ceremonies and also offered as treasured as keepsakes.
They will be aware of the new GDPR regulations and compliant; They will work confidentially, in their own specialised fields. A good Celebrant will always be able to show you their insurance in public liability and indemnity.
They offer to visit families at home, and give as much time as needed.
They are inclusive, flexible and non-judgemental.
They engender trust through openness, sensitivity and confidentiality.
They are willing to involve family and friends in creating the funeral, and willing to send a script for approval before the funeral.
They meet and greet the family at the crematorium, and are available immediately after the funeral ceremony.
Understanding that a successful funeral is one that serves and supports the bereaved.
They have a calm and reassuring presence, providing gentle leadership without seeking to be the centre of attention.
They are a clear, confident and engaging speaker with a range of pace and intonation.
They are responsive to what is happening in the room and environment, and are able to think on their feet and adapt where necessary.
They are well groomed and appropriately dressed.
Every ceremony is personal, and created following a detailed and extensive interview with the relevant family and community of the person who has died.
Every ceremony draws out and encourages the families own tastes in culture and literature, using the celebrants own knowledge and resources as appropriate.
Every ceremony is inspiring and ell structured, with a script that accurately reflects the life, values and beliefs of the person who has died.
Every ceremony includes language and ritual that is appropriate to the family they serve.
They are on a continuing path of personal and professional development to keep informing and improving the profound and varied demands of celebrancy work.
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