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 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
Funerals Spring A 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Friday 14 January 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills Thursday 10 & Friday 11 February 2022 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Friday 11 & Saturday12 March 2022  (Residential)
Funerals Spring B 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Friday 4 February 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills Thursday 3 & Friday 4 March 2022 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Friday 1 & Saturday 2 April 2022 (Residential)
Funerals Summer 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Thursday 26 May 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills Thursday 23 & Friday 24 June 2022 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Friday 22 & Saturday 23 July 2022  (Residential)
Funerals Autumn 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
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 Winter 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Friday 7 October 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills Thursday 3 & Friday 4 November 2022 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Friday 2 & Saturday 3 December 2022  (Residential)

WEDDING CELEBRANT TRAINING

Weddings Spring A 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Tuesday 15 March 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 April 2022 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 May 2022 (Residential)
Weddings Spring B 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Friday 22 April 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills Thursday 19 & Friday 20 May 2022 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Thursday 16 & Friday 17 June 2022 (Residential)
Weddings Summer 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Tuesday 7 June 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 July 2022 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Tuesday 2 & Wednesday 3 August 2022 (Residential)
Weddings Autumn 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£2,039 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Tuesday 9 August 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 September 2022 (Residential)
3. Technical Skills Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 October 2022 (Residential)

NAMING CELEBRANT TRAINING

Namings Spring 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£1219 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Tuesday 29 March 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills & Technical Skills Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 April 2022 (Residential)
Namings Summer 2022 (Online & Residential)
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Residential stages will be held at University of Warwick Conference Centre, Coventry
£1219 (incl. VAT) for new applicants. If you are an existing celebrant, please email us.
Stage Date
1. Induction Tuesday 19 July 2022 (Online)
2. General Skills & Technical Skills Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 August 2022 (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.

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

Please note that due differing levels of demand and some legal divergence from the rest of the UK, Northern Ireland residents may only apply for courses specifically marked ‘for NI’. If none are currently planned, we nevertheless welcome applications with a view to being added to our course waiting list.

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.