Many mourners suffer from “secret disappointment” with the funeral. So said agony aunt Claire Rayner in the foreword to our book “We Need To Talk About The Funeral”. When a funeral lacks a sense of the sacred and does not reflect the life, value and beliefs of the person who has died it leaves a hollow feeling. It needs to bring the mourners to some sense of completion.
A good funeral has both ‘heart’, reflecting the love for the person who has died and their true nature, and ‘soul’, having a sense of the deeper nature of things, call it spiritual, sacred, immanent.
When we train funeral celebrants (as we have for the last 12 years), slowly, giving time to understand what funerals are about, how they take the mourners on a journey, a rite of passage, we enable them to create funeral ceremonies with heart and soul. These are deeply satisfying and meaningful.
Come with us on this journey to being an excellent funeral celebrant, and create for yourself one of the most fulfilling and meaningful careers possible.
Acquire The Skills & Confidence To Succeed As A Celebrant
At Green Fuse Training, you will gain knowledge and insights from successful practitioners who have led thousands of funerals and trained over 600 funeral celebrants since 2008. You will have the time to develop and practice skills.
Green Fuse are well known funeral innovators since 2000, developing personal and meaningful ceremonies with heart and soul. Even without religion, a sense of the sacred, beauty and ritual are important aspects of the funeral.
Our tutors are highly skilled in different disciplines, not only practising funeral celebrants and directors, but also with extensive training in performance, comparative religion, teaching, psychology, music, business and rites of passage.
With small groups of 8, this training helps you to develop as a person. You will become the best celebrant you can be in your own style. for a fulfilling and worthwhile career that makes a real difference to the bereaved.
You will make strong relationships with your fellow students. We provide active mutual support networks. Your personal tutor will help you through assignments & your first 5 funerals. Start well and with confidence. Your first funeral needs to be excellent.
Our Upcoming Courses for 2022
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Celebrant Course Highlights
Developed in tandem with the 600 Funeral Celebrants trained since 2008
Our exclusive nationally recognised qualification Level 3 Diploma is accredited by OCNLondon
Gain a deep understanding of why we have funerals and the secret of what makes a funeral successful.
Emphasis on the importance of beauty, ritual and a sense of the sacred - funerals with heart & soul
Specialist workshops on ritual, using your voice, presentation, interviewing & script writing
Total immersion in small groups gives you lots of personal attention. Our emphasis is on quality not quantity.
Personal mentoring through assignments & supervision for your first 5 funerals and a wonderful active community online
Over 600 Funeral Celebrants trained by leading funeral celebrants and directors in the UK
Modules on how to write beautiful scripts that reflect the life, character and values of the person who has died.
Active online Green Fuse community for unlimited ongoing support & strong group identity
Career guidance & marketing support to help you get started and grow your work and reputation
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
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 running more courses in different locations in 2022.
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.
What can I say!? Thank you so much Jane and Simon. You have done a great job. My first funeral as a celebrant, and even the crematorium phoned to say thanks and what a good job it was.
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.
What I love about this job is that we can follow our hearts and give over and above what is expected. Green Fuse changed my life.
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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.