Become a Celebrant with AMC

Learn everything you need to know to become a sought after Funeral celebrant and successful business owner.

This is for you if:  

  • You love meeting people and supporting others in their time of need

  • You are caring and compassionate and want to make a difference

  • You are looking to start a new career in an industry that changes lives

  • You love to write stories and connecting with new people of all backgrounds

  • You want to love what you do and have a career path that’s stress free

  • You are looking for more freedom in your life and more flexibility with a job that works around you  

If this sounds like you, then becoming a Funeral Celebrant could be the best decision you’ll make this year.

Share your compassion and choose a new career that offers you more than financial rewards. Express yourself in ways you’ve not been able to before, make a real difference to people’s lives and enjoy an enviable work-life balance by joining the Funeral industry and becoming an AMC certified Funeral celebrant.

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Ask yourself: Are you ready to start living each day to its full potential and loving what you do?

Sam Jenkins

Graduate Story

Training with the AMC was the best thing I have ever done. The course was all online so you could learn at your own pace, and you have access to so many training materials and videos that were packed with content. The course takes you through to what a celebrant is, how to set up your bookings, creative writing, performing, marketing and business strategies.

– Sam, AMC Graduate

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Expert-led training for a successful career.

The Academy of Modern Celebrancy Funeral certification is an expert-led distance learning  programme that will provide everything you need to turn your new found passion, into a successful business either part-time or full time.

You'll leave our training with a sought after accreditation, the tools to write and officiate ceremonies with confidence, along with the marketing skills to be a superstar in the industry.

AMC is the leading provider of online Funeral celebrant training in the UK and Europe, training students to love what they do and be really good at it.

We care deeply about the artistry and integrity in the celebrant industry, so this isn’t just another online course.  This is an exclusive training programme where you will be fully support with a 121 mentor throughout the learning experience. Our trainers are all celebrants too having officiated thousands of funeral services between them so you know you are learning from the best in the business.

Ronnie Booth

Graduate Story

"I highly recommend this Academy if anyone is thinking about becoming a celebrant. What a fantastic course it was. I found contact with Jennifer and her team amazing to deal with and I got so much from the course."

– Ronnie Booth, AMC Graduate

This course is one of a kind.

You not only get access to online video training but 1-2-1 zoom support from the best in the business.

In AMC Certification in

Funeral Celebrancy you’re about to have access to: 

ONLINE TRAINING

The most comprehensive video training covering every aspect of celebrancy within your own training hub. You have access to training manuals and assignments that you complete online.

LIVE 1-2-1 TUTORIALS

Once enrolled, you’ll be assigned your very own mentor and training. You’ll have access to 1-2-1 live training with them to learn from the best in the business.

MONTHLY GROUP COACHING SESSIONS

You’ll be joining a team of students each month to get your questions answered. We are there to support you all the way.

FLEXIBLE LEARNING

You can complete this course from the comfort of your own home, it will fit in around you and your lifestyle and you can dip in and out as often as you wish.

EXCLUSIVE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY

You are never left alone when you join AMC. We will hold your hand throughout the whole course and you have access to us 24/7 through our exclusive online community.

OPPORTUNITY TO SHADOW REAL LIFE CELEBRANTS

Want to watch a celebrant in action before you officiate your first? You absolutely can. You can choose from our list of amazing mentors and take a peek at behind the scenes.

ACCESS TO ALL THE PAPERWORK YOU NEED

You won’t leave empty handed. You’ll have every piece of documentation you’ll need to establish your business and get those bookings in the door.

CERTIFICATE, BADGE, MEMBERSHIP

The Academy of Modern Celebrancy is recognised across the UK, Europe and US, you’ll have a top rated accreditation that will give you an enviable step up as soon as you start.

THE AMC TEAM

You’ll have access to the AMC team every step of the way. You can tap into the team of celebrants that have officiated 1000’s of ceremonies between them. Big or small, no question will go unanswered.

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Graduate Story

"I highly recommend training with the AMC. Jennifer and her team are so helpful and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed learning at my own pace and found the content brilliant and really well structured.  I am proud to have trained with the AMC and cannot wait for my new business to begin!"

– Sarah, AMC Graduate

Why train with AMC

We care about our students and our priority is your success.

The AMC Funeral Celebrancy course teaches you HOW to be a celebrant, WHAT to do and WHEN, and gives you all the resources you need to establish a business.

It is a step by step course to give you the skills to be a modern celebrant.

AMC partners with the global The Celebrant Directory, the Give Couples Choice Movement and it’s founder is the leading Celebrant Success Coach, each working to promote the profession, support and grow celebrant businesses and dedicating time, money and space to ensuring celebrants get the bookings they deserve.

Plus you get 3 months free advertising in The Celebrant Directory when you become accredited.

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What our students say

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Graduate Story

"Jennifer is always thinking outside the box when it comes to celebrancy. She never stops thinking about ways to improve the industry and work harder for families to help them grieve and celebrate in their own way. All of her training reflects the passion she has."

– Sarah, AMC Graduate

Why flexible online study can work for you.

You can go through this course from the comfort of your own home. No need for classrooms and weeks away. You will have one-to-one Zoom training with a mentor, have access to the Hub - a library of video training, downloadable workbooks and all of the paperwork you need to get your business started.

You'll also have 24/7 support from the amazing team at AMC, along with your fellow students in the exclusive members only Facebook group. This means you can also take the course as fast or as slow as suits you with the 100% support you need. Oh, and there is an option to add on shadowing of a Celebrant on the job too! We are with you all the way.

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"You get everything you need and more and I cannot wait for my future as a celebrant."

– Sophie, AMC Graduate

Here’s what you learn

Module 1 An Introduction to Celebrancy

Why Celebrancy? 

The role of a celebrant 

Service and venue types 

Module 2 Managing Grief and Families

Organising a client consultation

Planning a family meeting

Personalising a unique service

Communicating with families

Module 3 Creating a Service to Remember

Creation and design

Personalisation

Writing a Eulogy

Working with Industry Suppliers

Planning for the service

Module 4 Officiating the ceremony with confidence

Conducting the service

Confidence which presenting

Structuring ceremony

Outfits and visual appearance

Troubleshooting

Module 5 Working with the Crematorium and Funeral Directors

On the day coordination

What happens at the crematorium

How to work with Funeral Directors

Step by step funeral guide from initial booking to completing the service

Module 6 Designing Celebrations of Life and Memorials

Types of funerals outside of crematoriums

How to create a celebration of life

Natural burials and unique locations

Celebration of life ideas

 

 

Module 7 Setting up your Celebrant Business

Starting a business from scratch

Contracts

Pricing considerations

Packages

Business accountancy

Business organisation for success

Module 8 Marketing your Business for Success

Beginners marketing principles

Working with Funeral Directors

Getting bookings directly

Tools for business visibility

Introduction to website design and SEO

Set up your Social Media

Plus these two bonuses!

Bonus 1 ONLINE FUNERAL CEREMONIES

What is an online ceremony?

How to use zoom

How to prepare for an online ceremony

Considerations and on the day

Bonus 2 YOUR KEY TO THE VAULT

Paperwork

Booking form and Contract of Service

Funeral Service Checklist

GDPR and Privacy Policy Sample

Certificate template

Sample scripts and readings

“By the time I had completed the AMC course, I already had bookings for ceremonies lined up and all the tools I needed to be able to deliver them."

– Vikki, AMC Graduate

As an AMC Graduate, you’ll also receive

  • A certificate of course completion

  • A digital and physical AMC certified badge

  • AMC Full Membership

  • 3 month free listing on The Celebrant Directory

  • Access to the VAULT – all the paperwork you will need for your business

  • Opportunities to shadow other celebrants

  • Support and mentoring

Join the academy team of celebrants

who excel, impress and craft ceremonies that dreams are made of.

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FAQs

IS TRAINING AS A CELEBRANT FOR ME?

If you love weddings, getting creative, public speaking and taking the lead then this is the perfect course and profession for you. This course will cover everything you need to know to give you the fundamental knowledge of the industry as well as the practical work so you can go out and officiate ceremonies with confidence. This course will take you through every element so even if you are brand new to celebrancy, you will be guided through at your own pace.

WHEN CAN I START?

As soon as you enrol, you will gain access to the course materials. You must complete each module before the next module will open up.

HOW LONG WILL THE COURSE TAKE ME?

You can go at your own pace with this course. This is all dependent on how much time you have to put into it. In general, we would say between 2-6 weeks. You have 12 weeks to complete the course.

I HAVE NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF CELEBRANCY OR RUNNING A BUSINESS, IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

Absolutely! We will start with the basics and go on from there. You’ll gain so much fundamental knowledge first that you will be ready (and excited) for each next stage.

WHAT SUPPORT IS OFFERED TO ME?

In one word, lots! You are never left alone. Once you enrol, you will immediately gain access to Facebook ‘AMC Student Hub’ where you will gain any support you need. Plus you will start with a 1-2-1 with a member of the team and two group coaching calls during your time.

WILL I RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE WHEN I’VE COMPLETED THE TRAINING?

Yes, you will be certified by The Academy of Modern Celebrancy once you have completed your training. You will receive a certificate, an online badge and a physical badge to show your affiliation and course completion.

CAN I SHADOW A CELEBRANT ON THE JOB?

Yes, there is an opportunity to shadow a celebrant on the job! Come check our the team page for more.

ENROL TO TRAIN AS AN AMC CERTIFIED CELEBRANT

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Ronnie Booth

Graduate Story

“Training with the AMC was the best thing I have ever done. The course was all online so you could learn at your own pace, and you have access to so many training materials and videos that were packed with content. You are never left on your own and are assigned a mentor to guide you through the course and give you feedback which is invaluable. I could not recommend the AMC enough!”

– Sam Jenkins

Sophie

Graduate Story

“The course content is brilliant and covers everything you need. My tutor supported me throughout the course with 1-2-1 video calls and unlimited Q&A when I needed it. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking for an up to date and complete course on celebrancy. I’ve already got my website up and running, and the bookings are coming in!”

– Sophie Li

Vikki Harris

Graduate Story

“I cannot recommend the Academy of Modern Celebrancy highly enough. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the course, by the time I had completed it I already had bookings for ceremonies lined up and all the tools I needed to be able to deliver them.”

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You’ll never look back.