Train as a Funeral Celebrant with AMC

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

Become a funeral celebrant with our industry leading funeral celebrant training and accreditation.

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 funeral celebrant 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 and twice weekly group sessions 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.

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Graduate Story

"Recently completed the funeral course through the academy and I really enjoyed it. The training went at my own pace, which I liked. The feedback on assignments was quick, very little waiting. I really wasn't sure if this was going to be for me, but it certainly is. I looked at a number of training providers before settling for AMC, I liked the feedback they had on their site, it was easy to navigate and looked good. Something I would be happy to be associated with. I can highly recommend this training, pace, content and support for learners, it has it all. 5* from this new celebrant."

– Wendy Toner, 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: 


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.

We are also a Recognised Training provider for the National Open College Network, NOCN.

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 a dedicated mentor throughout your study, weekly group Q&A sessions with our mentor team, 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 be invited to our monthly group business and marketing sessions where you'll get to meet your soon to be celebrant buddies and learn from Jennifer and the trainers.

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.


"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 1An Introduction to Celebrancy

In this module, you’ll discover what the scope of the funeral industry in the UK is and how this has an impact on funeral celebrants and people as a whole.

You’ll learn the cultural and social aspects of funerals and the current choices families have when it comes to saying goodbye more formally.

We will dive into the Funeral Directors role and you'll discover the registration of death process so you can support your families through this with knowledge and confidence.

We will teach you the foundations so you are confident with the procedures from the beginning.

Module 2Working with Families and Grief

In this powerful module, you’ll be focusing on the first and most important steps of your role; supporting your families. 

We will teach you how to communicate with your families and techniques to use when working with the families in times of grief.

In this part of the course, we will teach you how to arrange and conduct your interview, what questions to ask and how to carefully support your family through this time. 

You’ll leave with the confidence to conduct a full consultation with a wide variety of personalities and family structures and get the information you need to create the ceremony with ease.

Module 3Understanding Diversity in Ceremony

In this module, we concentrate on the impact of diversity in funeral ceremonies. From understanding different cultural rituals through to societal issues, we give you all the tools you need to conduct your funeral service with dignity and respect.

You’ll understand how equality and diversity legislation fits into funeral celebrancy and will dive into different sectors and traditions, so you have a broad knowledge base when it comes to offering families what they need during this time.

This module will teach you how to support families who have lost loved ones at different stages in life. From children to elderly, you’ll understand the differences and the impact diversity has on the service itself. 

Module 4Creating a service to remember

No one funeral ceremony you officiate will be the same, just like no individual is. In this module, you’ll go away with the full checklist of considerations when working with others in the team from crematorium staff to florists.

You’ll be taught how to add special elements to a ceremony such as music and reading choices and you’ll be provided with an e-book of popular, traditional and modern examples you can provide your families with. 

We will dive into religion too and understand where it sits within a celebrant led funeral. 

You’ll not only leave this module understanding how to create a traditional funeral from start to finish, but also knowing the difference between a modern and unique funeral ceremony and with the ability to create a service that is full to the brim with unique touches. 

This is where you really start to craft your own personality as a funeral celebrant.

Module 5Writing an unforgettable ceremony

Writing a funeral ceremony that sounds like it has been written by a family member is an art and one we teach. You’ll learn how to construct a ceremony that has all the elements you need to move the audience and create an unforgettable ceremony full of meaning.

Every ceremony you write as a funeral celebrant will be different. We will guide you through the writing process from where to start to how to inject personality throughout. You’ll learn from top funeral celebrants in the country how they create bespoke scripts every time and honour lives through each ceremony conducted. 

You’ll leave this module with every trick and tool available along with solid and hand crafted scripts that you have created with the support of your tutor.

Module 6Officiating the ceremony with confidence

In this practical module, we will be taking you through different scenarios so you can run a ceremony with confidence no matter who you are working with.

We will walk you through the crematorium set up so step by step, the burial procedures too and how to conduct a service outside of the traditional locations such as the beach or hotel.

In this module you’ll learn how to deliver a complete ceremony including how to manage the timings and stand confidently delivering the service. 

You’ll learn how to contain grief, how to support people through the ceremony no matter the difficult circumstances in may present.

Module 7How to look after yourself as a celebrant

Let’s face it, working in the funeral industry means you’ll be faced with sometimes emotional challenges. It takes a special type of flair and compassion, alongside being able to support others through their grief.

In this module we teach you how to separate your grief whilst maintaining your passion and support. You’ll learn how to officiate a ceremony even in the toughest of circumstances with professionalism and pride so you will stand tall on each and every occasion.

Module 8Designing Celebration of Life Ceremonies

Now this is an exciting module. Alongside teaching you how to conduct and write traditional funeral services, we want you to have the tools you need to create really powerful celebration of life ceremonies. 

In this module you’ll learn the differences from a traditional funeral and a celebration of life and will be taught how to create, write and conduct a service on this level.

You’ll learn how to create a memorial and scattering of ashes, and what your role is in the process.

Module 9Setting up your Celebrant Business

Now you will be armed with everything you need to be a stand out as a celebrant, we will work with you on getting your business set up to be a roaring success.

In this module, you’ll learn how to set up a self employed business, what you need to get in place so all the foundations are covered and you are organised and ready for bookings from day 1.

You’ll discover modern (and simple) business planning and organisation techniques that will kick start your business with ease.

You’ll leave this module with email techniques, how to set up your script documents and how to store client data. You’ll be business savvy in no time.

Module 10Marketing your Business for Success

Now it’s time to get marketing and get the bookings in the diary. You’ve learnt how to be a successful, confident celebrant and how to set up your business, in this module you’ll dive into what is takes to get visible and build a reputation as a celebrant.

We will teach you how to set up your website, your brand, your styling and all important aspects to Marketing. You’ll be working with Jennifer Claire, the CEO of AMC and Celebrant Success Coach. She’s coached celebrants from zero bookings through to full time and is there to support you to do the same.

You’ll learn what it takes to be a successful celebrant from the offset and how to get bookings with and without the Funeral Director. This is when the magic happens.

Plus these two bonuses!


What is an online ceremony?

How to use zoom

How to prepare for an online ceremony

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Booking form and Contract of Service

Funeral Service Checklist

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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

  • AMC Accreditation & certificate of completion

  • A digital and physical AMC certified badge

  • Oppportunity to upgrade certification to NOCN Level 3 Certificate or Diploma *See FAQs for more.

  • AMC Full Membership

  • 3 month free listing on The Celebrant Directory

  • 2 month free membership in The Celebrant CEO Club

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

  • Opportunities to shadow other celebrants

  • Support and mentoring

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

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If you love supporting others, 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.


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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

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Graduate Story

“Over the last few months I have been training as a funeral celebrant whilst I recovered from co-vid.
After researching celebrancy and considering the "why me?", I was convinced to train with the Academy of Modern Celebrancy with its amazing website and ever helpful mentors and group members.
The training was very thorough and allows you to ask any questions in a friendly & supportive atmosphere.
With it's high quality online support and training content, it struck a great balance allowing me to train whilst continuing with my usual life.
I would highly recommend AMC to anybody thinking seriously of embarking on a career change, life is for living not just drifting through.”

– Jon-Paul, Graduate

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I never thought I could love a job and impact as many lives as I do as a celebrant

Julie - AMC Graduate
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I cannot recommend the Academy of Modern Celebrancy highly enough.

Vikki Harris - AMC Graduate