We are pleased to offer the National Qualification – NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy – your stepping stone to a whole new profession!
Since founding the concept in 2002, we have trained well over 1000 Funeral Celebrants throughout the UK and from overseas on our fully inclusive training courses. These Celebrants have won the respect and trust of both the funeral industry and bereaved families they have served.
If you believe that you have the necessary skills to enter this new profession, then please look at all the information provided here and then call us to discuss the training programme. This is the starting point to the most rewarding work you could imagine.
The type of funeral ceremony you wish to offer is of course yours, but we will give you the knowledge and skills that a Funeral Celebrant needs and you can choose to offer civil funerals, completely secular funerals, or funerals with spiritual or other content.
The decision to train for a new career in funeral celebrancy is a big one and many successful Celebrants say that their lives have been changed completely by their decision to train with us. (See our training feedback). We are always pleased to put you in touch with Celebrants who have trained with us.
Continuing development of skills in this profession is crucial and we have therefore developed a range of further courses that ensures you will be able to meet the demands of this very specialised work as you progress.
Training qualifications and accreditation can be confusing, and it is worth thoroughly investigating exactly what qualification is being offered to you.
While there are no formal entry requirements to undertake the qualification with us, we require you to complete an application form and writing exercise, both of which enable us to consider your suitability for the training, before a place can be offered on the course.
The training programme contains a mixture of assessment methods and is operated on a pass/fail basis, the pass rate was 97% last year. Some parts of your training can be taken again if you should need to strengthen a weak area (a £25 + vat charge is made for each element that is retaken). We make no apologies for the fact that the training is challenging, there is much more involved than most people envisage. You will be assessed on every aspect of the distance learning and residential elements of the training programme by highly experienced and qualified tutor/assessors.
Find out more about training to become a Funeral Celebrant today.
Advanced Learner Loans Available
You can apply for a loan for each of the NOCN Level 3 Diplomas.
Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.
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Managing Director, Anne Barber is a member of the Funeral Celebrancy Council. The Council was established in 2018 to provide a much-needed central organisation, deﬁning best practice and representing Funeral Celebrants across the UK. It’s aims include setting the standard that all Funeral Celebrants should meet. The Funeral Celebrant Accord defines the attributes and skills required of an excellent Funeral Celebrant and is intended to set the standards by which all Celebrants offering funeral services should be measured. To read and adopt the Accord and see more about the work of the Council, visit the Funeral Celebrancy Council website.