Level 3 Funeral Celebrant Diploma

Graduating Green Fuse Celebrants

The Green Fuse Way

Being a Funeral Celebrant is a very important and multi-faceted role which takes time to learn and to build confidence.

You need the best possible training to prepare you thoroughly, because your very first funeral has to be excellent to meet the needs of that family.

We supervise you through your first five funerals to ensure this happens. "The FD I worked with on my first ceremony gave me a glowing reference so a big thank-you to both of you for my wonderful training. Georgina Pugh".

We strongly believe that funeral celebrancy is not something that can be learned in a few days. It requires depth, thought, soulfulness and connection.

You have time to develop and practice skills. At Green Fuse Training, you will be taught by successful practitioners who have led thousands of funerals and trained over 500 funeral celebrants since we began training in 2008.

We keep the groups small, a maximum of 8. And we train only 40 celebrants a year, so we can give you attention and ensure quality over quantity.

What you will get from us

This training helps you to develop yourself to do the work as well as you possibly can and in your own individual style. 

You will build a vision of yourself as the best celebrant you can be and find the resources and means to turn this into reality, a fulfilling and worthwhile career which makes a real difference to the bereaved.

Our tutors are highly skilled in different disciplines, not only practising funeral directors and celebrants, but also with extensive training in performance, comparative religion, teaching, psychology, music, business and rites of passage. 

We have been changing the face of funerals in the UK since 1999. We are totally committed to this work and to improving the standard of funerals, and we will support you all the way with your personal tutor, far beyond the end of the course. 

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What makes our ceremonies different?
The care, thought and depth of feeling
poured into each funeral, to show love and
give thanks before saying goodbye.
Sue Goodrum

Upcoming Trainings

To keep standards high we train just 40 funeral celebrants a year so book early to secure your place.
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Part 2: Fri 25th – Sat 26th February 2022 

Buckfastleigh, Devon
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A short Introduction to the Green Fuse Training Philosophy

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More about our training 

Our Heart & Soul Funeral Home 

We run most of our training programmes at our Heart and Soul Funerals Home in Devon, to give you a real feeling for working in funerals. But by popular demand we are now also running a programme in Sheffield

Take your time and immerse yourself in the subject so you can create wonderful funeral ceremonies. This fully accredited Diploma will challenge you and give you a great deal of satisfaction and enjoyment.

Our flexible teaching utilises different learning styles and methods to give you the best learning experience: practical group course teaching; personal mentoring; on-line learning; videos; written manuals and practical experience. With our book you can begin learning for the course straightaway and tailor the course to suit your timescale.

Create meaningful funerals

Our exclusive Level 3 Diploma For Funeral Celebrants UK is just what you need if you want to take on the tender and soulful work of helping a family create a beautiful, meaningful and memorable funeral ceremony.

Come and train  with us to learn how to accompany a grieving family professionally, skilfully, thoughtfully and with kindness.

You will learn to listen deeply to what each family wants, write an accurate and beautiful funeral ceremony, and with the help of a voice coach and a ‘presence’ workshop, you will become skilled to deliver this with warmth, authenticity, gentle leadership and calm reassurance.

Celebrant Course Highlights

Developed in tandem with the 600 Funeral Celebrants trained since 2008


Our exclusive nationally recognised Level 3 Diploma


Gain deep understanding of the 7 purposes of funerals


Emphasis on the importance of beauty, ceremony & ritual in funerals


Specialist workshops on ritual, voice, singing, presence & presentation


Total immersion in small groups during the five days of face-to-face training


Personal mentoring through assignments & supervision for your first 5 funerals 


Over 500 Funeral Celebrants trained by leading funeral celebrants and directors


Modules on writing & delivering meaningful & personal funerals, interviewing & listening skills


Active online Green Fuse community for unlimited ongoing support & strong group identity


Career guidance & marketing support to help you get started and build your work


A variety of learning methods for different learning styles with comprehensive course manual and anthology


Through the training modules, course work, tutor support & supervision you build confidence for your first funeral.
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Green Fuse Training centre
Riverstone, 18 Dart Mills, 
Totnes Road,
TQ11 0NF
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