Creating and Conducting Child and Baby Funerals

NOCN Level 4 Award in Creating and Conducting Child and Baby Funerals (Advanced Practice) (RQF)


The only national qualification for this subject.

Accredited by NOCN

There is a need for very special funerals when a child or baby has died.

Therefore we have developed training that aids funeral celebrants in creating and delivering these very difficult and emotional funeral ceremonies.

Who is the Course for?

This course is for any practicing funeral celebrant who might be asked to deliver a baby or child funeral ceremony. You wil feel more confident in dealing with these funerals and develop a wider range of appropriate funeral content.

A full set of training notes is supplied and appropriate wording selections are discussed. Poetry for these funerals is also supplied at the course.

By the end of the training you will have learnt:

  • to understand the grieving process that bereaved parents experience.
  • how to sensitively interview bereaved parents.
  • how to refer bereaved parents to other support organisations.
  • how to create a personal and appropriate funeral ceremony for a child or baby burial or cremation
  • to evaluate your own practice in child and baby funerals.
  • how to include appropriate enhancements such as symbolic actions.

Course Materials:

  • A full course portfolio is included


  • 1 day face to face training, (plus distance learning to be submitted within 6 weeks - if taking full qualification)


  • CCL Offices in Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northants

Course Tutors:

  • Anne Barber

Note: Delegates not wishing to aquire the full qualification may just attend without undertaking the associated distance learning.

Fees are reflective of this and can be found here.

Feedback from Course Attendees:

"I feel confident and like I could help a family plan and give their child an appropriate ceremony - Aug 18

"Excellent - all very valuable and helpful to improve my practice" - Aug 18

"Gave me to the confidence to feel I can give it a go" - Aug 18

"Thank you for such a helpful and extensive course" - Aug 18

'Very helpful and food for thought, excellent as always. Perfectly met my needs, exactly what I needed. Excellent.' Kevin Bending 2016

'Excellent materials and course'. - Paul Bowen 2015

'I thouroughly enjoyed the course, thank you. The course raised awareness in many areas - Evelyn Rutter 2015

‘Very good and thorough, gave a good understanding of how parents feel.’ March 2014

‘Gained a deeper understanding of the lasting impact and what parents really need, especially how we can help.’ March 2014

‘Changed the way I would make an approach in these circumstances.’ March 2014

‘Very helpful guidelines and thoughtful input’ March 2014

‘Excellent to see different examples of how parents feel, really opened’ my eyes as to how parents feel. June 2013  

'The day was a success mainly due to the excellent facilitators who spoke so movingly and eloquently about this sensitive subject and I certainly feel a little empowered now to meet the needs of parents who require a funeral service to reflect the love and recognition of a very much treasured small life now lost to them.' NW - Bromley

‘The course gave me a deeper understanding of what parents really need and how we can help. Excellent day, enjoyable and met the needs I had.’ Sally - June 2013

‘Very good and informative and gave a full understanding of how parents feel. Helped change the way I would make an approach in these circumstances.‘ Andrew - June 2013

‘Excellent hand-outs for everything. CCL usual high standards!’ Rosemary - June 2013

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