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)


(£1362.50 + VAT)


(£687.50 + VAT)


(£2050 + VAT)



 for Distance Learning Workbook

£810 (£675 + VAT) and

the non-refundable deposit for the residential course. £825.00 (£687.50 + 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 £100 discount on fees if you have achieved the Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy: Naming and Couples with Civil Ceremonies Ltd in the last 2 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. 



Residential Dates


13th - 17th February - FULL

13th - 17th March - FULL

 22nd - 26th May - FULL

 19th - 23rd June - FULL

10th - 14th July


14th - 18th August (@ Buckden Towers, Cambridgeshire)

 11th - 15th September

30th October - 3rd November

 27th November - 1st December


12th - 16th February

12th 16th March

14th - 18th May

11th - 15th June

9th - 13th July

17th - 21st September

5th - 9th November

3rd - 7th 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 4pm on the Friday at Knuston Hall, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northants unless otherwise stated above.
  • 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
possible. Cancellation fees are payable as follows:
For residential course bookings cancelled two or more weeks before the residential course is due to start, 50% of residential course fees will be required.
Due to the planning required with the venue, no refund can be made for bookings cancelled less than two weeks before the residential course. No refund will be made for non-attendance on the residential course.
If you are obtaining a government loan or funding, please look at the cancellation/ non-attendance policies relating to your funding scheme.

Further Courses for Funeral Celebrants


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


Advanced Practice Training


Level 4 Courses:





2017 Dates



Fee with

full qualification



Fee without qualification

Child and Baby Funerals*

1 day**

6th April 2017



Advanced Tribute Writing*

1 day**

29th March 2017



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

1 day**

5th April 2017



Interviewing Bereaved Families*

1 day**

28th March 2017



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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