Whilst we do not stipulate any particular academic qualifications, you will need all of the below qualities to become a successful Celebrant.
Good interaction skills with those who are bereaved or distressed.
An ability to take control of a situation, and gain trust in a confident way.
Be sensitive to all – regardless of culture, faith, belief or religion.
Sensitive interviewing skills.
A professional & smart appearance.
Educated to a standard to deliver a high standard of good literary and writing skills i.e. to write using appropriate grammar, concisely and effectively.
Confident computer skills demonstrating knowledge of Microsoft Office, or similar packages, including the use of email.
A good public speaking voice is important.
Flexibility for working hours (evenings and weekends are often required).
A genuine interest in providing choice and quality to the bereaved.
You must be able to print, sign and scan documents to be uploaded into your Member's Area
You must be confident with computer skills.
As the course runs through Microsoft Office, you will need to have access to and have the competent ability to use: Powerpoint, PDF documents, the use of a printer, Excel, Word, Email and uploading video files
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.