Funeral Celebrancy - Christchurch 11th/12th May 2019

Plan, Conduct and Review a funeral ceremony - The Funeral Celebrant Training Course is a weekend program covering one module of the Diploma of Celebrancy, a course presented by The Celebrants Training College of New Zealand. However, this unit can be completed in isolation. Held over two days, the course encompasses all aspects of funeral celebrancy. Learn the role of ritual and ceremony in funeral rites, how to connect with grieving families with warmth and kindness, how to design, write, and deliver a funeral service, and the specialised skills necessary to succeed as a funeral celebrant.

Becoming a funeral celebrant is one of the most rewarding careers a person can pursue, requiring high levels of empathy, compassion, and understanding. Our funeral celebrant training will teach you the skills to connect with clients in a calm and reassuring manner, and deliver funeral ceremonies filled with ritual and beauty.

Please note - no refunds are given within the last 10 days prior to the course commencing. A transfer may be possible however there will be a fee to pay to cover costs of venue. 

  • COST includes morning tea and lunch)
  • Comprehensive manuals will be provided for each topic. (BDM has reviewed all our materials).
  • Students complete course work on our new Online program - CANVAS
  • Full support will be provided including access to a closed student Facebook group
  • Students who attend Module 3 and complete the on-line assignments will attain a Certificate of Funeral Celebrancy.

Feedback from recent training:

I chose Celebrants Training College because of its flexible approach to training. The course materials are well structured and each topic is dealt with thoroughly. The trainers have a wealth of knowledge and helped to build my confidence as the course progressed. One of the best aspects of the course is the take-home questions, which means you can put into practice the things you have just learnt. As a law student in my final year, I think the real value of the course lies in the way it developed my written and presentation skills. Natural eloquence and public speaking are difficult skills to master, as is ceremonial writing. What the course did was to develop my existing skills in a different way, by focusing on the needs of the client first, then articulating those needs into a well-written personalised ceremony. These professional skills are vital to being a celebrant. This is an excellent course for anyone who is currently, or who is considering a career as, a celebrant.
Cherryl Caradoc-Davies (Dunedin) 

Right from the very first phone call to the end of my face to face training, nothing but professionalism and making me feel welcome and valued. The face to face training, extremely interesting, you managed to hold my attention for three sessions, I don’t know how you managed that Sally! I have chosen to do the Diploma in Celebrancy, however, I did consider the option of just doing one of the units – Weddings…fair to say I’m hooked and doing the lot! Sally and Dudley, thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom and just knowing an email or a phone call will answer any questions I have. I am feeling proud and very prepared for my role as a New Zealand Registered Celebrant. Because of your training, I have already a wedding ceremony booked, and Hospice Northland are wishing to talk with me about capturing information before end of life, I guess as your book title says Sally, a ‘Conversation About Death’. I have no hesitation in recommending ‘The Celebrant Training School’. Please feel free to forward my details should anyone like to talk further about the ‘quality training and support’ you and your team provide. Once again Sally, Whakawhetai koe
Trish O’Brien – (Kerikeri)

Event Properties

Event Date 11-05-2019 9:00 am
Course End Date 12-05-2019 4:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $675.00
Location Chistchurch - Commodore Airport Hotel