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.
Ask yourself: Are you ready to start living each day to its full potential and loving what you do?
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
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.
"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.
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.
WEEKLY GROUP Q&A SESSIONS
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.
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.
– 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.
What our students say
"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 alongside 121 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!
Bonus 1ONLINE FUNERAL CEREMONIES
What is an online ceremony?
How to use zoom
How to prepare for an online ceremony
Considerations and on the day
Bonus 2YOUR KEY TO THE VAULT
Booking form and Contract of Service
Funeral Service Checklist
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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AMC Certification in Funeral Celebrancy
AMC Certification in Funeral Celebrancy
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.
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.
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 4-6 weeks. You have 16 weeks to complete the course.
We are a registered training centre for the National Open College Network, NOCN. During your training, you will be offered the opportunity to update your certification with the AMC and complete the following:
- NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Civil Celebrancy in the UK
- NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy: Funerals
The NOCN Level 3 certificate level qualification will need to be completed alongside the Wedding and Naming Training.
The Level 3 Diploma can be completed with this course only.
As this is an external awarding body, there are additional registration and completion costs involved.
Please head to this NOCN information page to get a full insight into what's involved for this additional training.
Please note, you can complete and run a celebrant business without the NOCN approval so this is not a necessary component to the AMC accreditation.
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.
In one word, lots! You are never left alone.
Once you enrol, you will have a kick off session with your dedicated mentor. All of our mentors are very experienced and some award winning celebrants and they will be with you throughout your journey with AMC.
You will then have access to a weekly Q&A session with your fellow students and the mentors.
You'll also immediately gain access to Facebook ‘AMC Student Hub’ where you will gain any support you need.
Our training is comprehensive and you'll feel part of our team from day 1.
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.
Yes, there is an opportunity to shadow a celebrant on the job! This would be an AMC global mentor or trainer. There is a small additional fee for this and will depend on ceremony availability and couple/family consent, but yes, this is a unique opportunity we offer at AMC and we can make this happen!
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AMC Certification in Funeral Celebrancy
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“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
“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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