Dates and Fees for Funeral Celebrant Training

To enquire about a place on any of our courses, please call us on: 01480 276080 or email us your postal address for a brochure at




Funding may be available to you for this course, please click here for further information.

The Advanced Learner Loan is a government-funded loan to help learners. It's easy to apply for, doesn’t take your household income into account and doesn’t involve a credit check.


NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy (RQF)


Payment Method

Initial Payment

Final Payment


Self Funded

(or Employer Funded)


(£1487.50 + VAT)


(£687.50 + VAT)


(£2175 + VAT)



 for Distance Learning Workbook

£885 (£737.50 + VAT) and

the non-refundable deposit for the residential course. £900 (£750.00 + VAT)

for the remaining residential training fee, payable before the residential course. 


Advanced Learner Loan





Section 1 of Distance Learning sent



Rest of Distance Learning sent when loan approved




* Note  - There is a £50 discount on fees if you have achieved the Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy: Naming and Couples with Civil Ceremonies Ltd in the last 5 years.


Fees include:

    All residential course accommodation, meals and refreshments.

    Full assessment, registration and certification with awarding body.

    Learning materials including: 123 page Distance Learning Workbook, 67 page residential course manual, electronic and hard copy versions of published anthology of poems and readings, ceremony wording resource and materials to help you market your business.

    Valuable and extensive additional course resources.

    Unlimited ongoing support after your training. 


Covid-19 and the residential training course:

We are taking bookings for training courses through the summer months and we hope that by this stage our hotel will be back up and running for the residential part of the course. Should they not be, you would either have the option to postpone until another course date or carry out your training online, which we will discuss with you if the need arises.




13th - 17th July - FULL

8th - 12th February

27th - 31st July - FULL

1st - 5th March

10th - 14th August- FULL

19th - 23rd April

7th - 11th September - FULL

21st - 25th June

28th September - 2nd October - FULL

19th - 23rd July

19th - 23rd October- FULL

16th - 20th August

2nd - 6th November- FULL

6th - 10th September

30th November - 4th December - FULL

25th - 29th October

7th - 11th December

22nd - 26th November


6th - 10th December


Click here for information on how to book

    Important Notes
  • Stage 1 to be completed before stage 2 begins.
  • Stage 2 residential training starts at 2pm on the Monday and finishes at 2:45pm on the Friday at Highgate House, Creaton, Northampton unless otherwise stated.
  • Cancellation insurance is available to self funders and details will be sent to you on booking.

You will receive confirmation of your place on the residential training course at the time you receive your distance learning materials.
Please consider your residential course dates carefully as cancellation fees apply.
If you are being funded by a government scheme, it is very difficult to change course dates.
If you are unable to attend the residential training course that you have booked please let us know as soon as

*Note - If you are a member of the armed forces wishing to use ELC credits, please call us for a breakdown of fees excluding accommodation and food.


Diploma Courses

Cancellation up to 2 weeks of the start of the residential course

All original Distance learning materials must be returned and 50% of the course fee is applied.

Cancellation less than 2 weeks of the start of the residential course

100% fee will apply.

One day training courses

Cancellation up to 2 weeks

50% of the course fee will apply.

Cancellation of less than 2 weeks

100% of the course fee will apply.

CCL reserves the right to consider each case on its own merit for cancellation and will take into account the reason for the cancellation. They will consider circumstances where a legal requirement restricts attendance, such as jury service or a court appearance (proof in the form of documentation will be required). Postponement may also be considered where a learner or close relative (parent, child, or sibling) has suffered a serious illness or accident (a medical confirmation document will be required) or in the instance of death of a close relative (parent,child or sibling). Each case will be considered separately. This could mean a postponement to a later course and can only be considered for one occasion.

Further Courses for Funeral Celebrants


***IOCF and AOIC members are entitled to a 10% discount***


Advanced Practice Training


Level 4 Courses:





2020 Dates



Fee with

full qualification



Fee without qualification

Child and Baby Funerals*

1 day**

Wednesday 17th June - FULL

Wednesday 23rd Sept - FULL





Advanced Tribute Writing*

1 day**

Thursday 18th June - FULL

 Thursday 24th Sept - FULL





Voice Development & Non-Verbal Communication Skills for Funeral Celebrants*

1 day**






Interviewing Bereaved Families*

1 day**






Level 2 Course


Poetry and Readings for Funerals* 

1 day






Individual Coaching on Ceremony Delivery

1 day





 Note: All prices shown are per delegate and are subject to the current rate of VAT.

 * These courses are externally accredited. Fees include assessment, registration and certification with NOCN or ONE Awards. Refreshments, lunch and course materials are provided for all training. Training is at our office near Kettering, Northants.

Please note; courses shown in blue aboveYou can choose whether to take the full qualification for these courses or you can simply attend the one day course and receive all the coaching, resources and information.**If you decide to take the qualification, you will be required to complete distance learning after the one day session and submit for assessment. You will receive full certification for each separate course from the appropriate awarding body.

Advanced Practice Diploma

If you achieve 3 of the above Level 4 qualifications, Civil Ceremonies Ltd will also award you with an Advanced Practice Diploma in recognition of your achievement.

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