Humanist Celebrant Training

Course fees and dates

Ceremonies training during the coronavirus pandemic

While coronavirus rules remain in place, the lifting of certain restrictions means we can now return to face-to-face training. Find out what we are putting in place to ensure your safety.

To apply for any of our upcoming courses, please see the ‘How to apply’ section at the end of this page, located below the dates listings.

FUNERAL CELEBRANT TRAINING

Funerals Autumn 2022 (Online & Residential)
*COURSE FULL*
Residential stages will be held at the University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing Humanist Ceremonies celebrant, please see the Training & CPD page on the Celebrant Area.
Stage Date
1. Induction Friday 30 September 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills Thursday 27 & Friday 28 October 2022 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Friday 25 & Saturday 26 November 2022  (Residential)
Funerals Spring 2023 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at the University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing Humanist Ceremonies celebrant, please see the Training & CPD page on the Celebrant Area.
Stage Date
1. Induction Thursday 26 January 2023 (Online)
2. General Skills Thursday 23 & Friday 24 February 2023 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Friday 24 & Saturday 25 March 2023  (Residential)
Funerals Summer 2023 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at the University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing Humanist Ceremonies celebrant, please see the Training & CPD page on the Celebrant Area.
Stage Date
1. Induction Thursday 11 May 2023 (Online)
2. General Skills Thursday 8 & Friday 9 June 2023 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Friday 7 & Saturday 8 July 2023  (Residential)

WEDDING CELEBRANT TRAINING

Weddings Spring A 2023 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at the University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing Humanist Ceremonies celebrant, please see the Training & CPD page on the Celebrant Area.
Stage Date
1. Induction Thursday 2 March 2023 (Online)
2. General Skills Thursday 30 & Friday 31 March 2023 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Thursday 27 & Friday 28 April  2023 (Residential)
Weddings Spring B 2023 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at the University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing Humanist Ceremonies celebrant, please see the Training & CPD page on the Celebrant Area.
Stage Date
1. Induction Saturday 1 April 2023 (Online)
2. General Skills Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April 2023 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 June 2023 (Residential)

NAMING CELEBRANT TRAINING

Namings Spring 2023 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at the University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£1219 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing Humanist Ceremonies celebrant, please see the Training & CPD page on the Celebrant Area.
Stage Date
1. Induction Friday 21 April 2023 (Online)
2. General Skills & Technical Skills Thursday 18 & Friday 19 May 2023 (Residential)

HOW TO APPLY

We welcome applications and have different forms depending on whether you are completely new to celebrant work (as are the majority of applicants who successfully train with us), are already a celebrant in our network, are a former registrar, or a celebrant who trained with another training provider. Please complete the application form that is relevant to you, listed on the ‘Become a humanist celebrant‘ page.

Please submit your application as far in advance as possible, as the application process is thorough and can take a number of months in some instances. We endeavour to allocate trainees to their first choice of course dates/location, but this cannot be guaranteed.

If suitable dates are not available to fit your schedule, we welcome applications with a view to being added to our course waiting list for when additional courses are added to the calendar.

Where venues have not been specified, they will be decided nearer the starting date.

For fees please email ceremonies-recruitment@humanists.uk.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Humanist Ceremonies™ sets the highest standards for our accredited celebrants.

DEFERRALS AND WITHDRAWALS

Please ensure that you are available for all stages of the course you select. Once a ceremonies training course has started a trainee may ask for a deferral to a later course only in unforeseeable and exceptional circumstances.

Trainees have the right to withdraw from courses at any time. If they do withdraw but wish to continue the training at a later date, they will be expected to start at the beginning of the training and they will need to pay the full fee. The non-refundable deposit from the original training will be kept.