HUMANIST CEREMONIES: CELEBRANTS’ INITIAL TRAINING
2018 COURSE SCHEDULE AND FEES

Below are the celebrant training course schedule and fees for 2018.

We advise anyone interested in applying for the training to ensure their application is submitted as far in advance as possible, as the application process is thorough and can take a number of months in some instances. Unfortunately we cannot always allocate trainees to their first choice of course dates, as we may need to prioritise under-represented areas. However, we endeavour to offer a training place to all successful applicants as soon as possible.

Where training locations have not been specified below, they will be decided nearer the starting date of the relevant course.

Please note that in order to apply for training as a new applicant, you should read the training information guidelines.

Existing celebrants must complete an alternate application form which can be downloaded from the Celebrants’ Area of Humanists UK website.

FUNERALS

Funerals 2A & 2B 2018 Autumn Courses for new applicants and existing celebrants
Fee: £1,920 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. For existing celebrants please email.
Stage Location Date
1 (Induction) Venue TBC Friday 7 September 2018
2 (General Skills) Venue TBC Thursday 4 and Friday 5 October 2018
3 (Technical) Venue TBC Friday 2 and Saturday 3 November 2018
Funerals Wales 2018 Summer Course for new applicants and existing celebrants 
Fee: £1,920 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. For existing celebrants please email. 
Stage Location Date
1 (Induction) Coleg Gwent, Newport Friday 18 May 2018
2 (General Skills) Holiday Inn, Newport Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June 2018
3 (Technical) Holiday Inn, Newport &
Glyntaff Crematorium, Pontypridd
Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July 2018

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WEDDINGS

2018 Summer courses for Northern Ireland based applicants only
Fee: £1,700 (incl. VAT) for new applicants.
Stage Location Date
Stage 1 Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments, Belfast Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 July 2018
Stage 2 Malone Lodge Hotel & Apartments, Belfast Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 August 2018
Weddings 2A 2018 Autumn courses for new applicants and existing celebrants
Fee: £1,920 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. For existing celebrants please email.
Stage Location Date
1 (Induction) St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street London EC1V 8AJ Friday 14 September 2018
2 (General Skills) Radcliffe Training and Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Road, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL Thursday 11 and Friday 12 October 2018
3 (Technical) Radcliffe Training and Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Road, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November 2018
Weddings 2B 2018 Autumn courses for new applicants and existing celebrants
Fee: £1,920 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. For existing celebrants please email.
Stage Location Date
1 (Induction) Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London, WC1N 2NP Saturday 15 September 2018
2 (General Skills) Radcliffe Training and Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Road, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2018
3 (Technical) Radcliffe Training and Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Road, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November 2018

APPLY FOR WEDDINGS TRAINING

NAMINGS

Namings 2 2018 Autumn course for new applicants and existing celebrants
Fee: £1,150 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. For existing celebrants please email.
Stage Location Date
1 (Induction) St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street London EC1V 8AJ Friday 21 September 2018
Stage 2 (General and technical skills) Radcliffe Training and Conference Centre, Gibbet Hill Road, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL Thursday 18 and 19 Friday October 2018

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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 also be kept.