Humanist Celebrant Training

Course fees and dates

Ceremonies training during the coronavirus pandemic

The health of our trainees and trainers has been paramount when making decisions regarding our training. In order that you can continue with and complete your Humanists UK celebrant training during this time of uncertainty, we will be delivering all training courses via online and distance learning. The course dates will remain the same – the online elements and some of the required reading will take place on the set dates. We are working to make sure the training is a valuable learning experience, while avoiding or minimising social contact. Our tutors will discuss options with you throughout the training period.

If you are booked to attend any of our courses and you are well enough to take part online/at a distance, you will be able to do so. We will be in touch with full instructions. If you are booked to attend a course but are not well enough to take part in the online sessions, we can put your payment towards a reserved space at a future course. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible on the email address for the relevant course type: funerals@humanism.org.uk, weddings@humanism.org.uk, namings@humanism.org.uk.

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 Spring (A) 2021  –  (online/distance)
Applications closed – This course is full

Online & Distance Learning
£1,699 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
 
Stage Date
1. Induction Sunday 17 January 2021
2. General Skills Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February 2021
3. Technical Skills Friday 12 and Saturday 13 March 2021
Funerals Spring (B) 2021  –  (online/distance)
Applications closed – This course is full
Online & Distance Learning
£1,699 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
 
Stage Date
1. Induction Saturday 27 February 2021
2. General Skills Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March 2021
3. Technical Skills Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 April 2021
Funerals Summer 2021  – (online/distance)
Applications closed – This course is full
Online & Distance Learning
£1,699 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Monday 19 April 2021
2. General Skills Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 May 2021
3. Technical Skills Friday 11 and Saturday 12 June 2021
Funerals Autumn 2021  – (online/distance)
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Online & Distance Learning
£1,699 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Monday 12 July 2021
2. General Skills Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August 2021
3. Technical Skills Friday 10 and Saturday 11 September 2021
Funerals Winter 2021  – (online/distance)
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Online & Distance Learning
£1,699 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Saturday 9 October 2021
2. General Skills Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 November 2021
3. Technical Skills Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December 2021

WEDDING CELEBRANT TRAINING

Wedding Spring 2021  – (online/distance)
Applications closed – This course is full
Online & Distance Learning
£1,699 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
 
Stage Date
1. Induction Saturday 6 February 2021
2. General Skills Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March 2021
3. Technical Skills Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April 2021
Weddings Summer (A) 2021  – (online/distance)
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Online & Distance Learning
£1,699 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Friday 7 May 2021
2. General Skills Thursday 3 and Friday 4  June 2021
3. Technical Skills Thursday 1 and Friday 2 July 2021
Weddings Summer (B) 2021  – (online/distance)
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Online & Distance Learning
£1,699 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Sunday 27 June 2021
2. General Skills Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 July 2021
3. Technical Skills Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 August 2021
Wedding Autumn 2021  –  Northern Ireland (for N.I residents only)
Applications closed – course full. Applications still welcome, applications received will be added to the waiting list. 
Providing it is possible, Stages 2 & 3 of this course are scheduled to run at a venue. Should this change to online we will inform applicants as soon as possible and the price will be reduced.
Venue TBC
£1,999 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
 
Stage Date
1. Induction Wednesday 22 September 2021 (Online)
2. General Skills Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 October (Residential – Venue TBC)
3. Technical Skills Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November 2021 (Residential – Venue TBC)

NAMING CELEBRANT TRAINING

Namings Spring 2021  – (online/distance)
Applications Closed
Online & Distance Learning
£959 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Sunday 28 March 2021
2. General Skills & Technical Skills Sunday 25 and Monday 26 April 2021

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.

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

For fees please email ceremonies-recruitment@humanism.org.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.