Funeral Celebrant Training

You’re going to help people find the right words

Loss and grief are different for everyone. Each client you work with as a Funeral Celebrant, will need to feel and express it in a unique way. And often, finding the right words allows them to take the first step in a long process of grieving and can provide them with enormous comfort on that journey. Our Funeral Celebrant Training is designed to prepare you to be an exceptional, caring and supportive part of their grieving process.

You’re going to get our full attention

Funeral Celebrant Training with Dinah Liversidge

Working as an Independent Funeral Celebrant is one of the greatest privileges and pleasures of my working life. It’s about people, relationships, celebration and love. Being an Independent Celebrant is not about being in the spotlight; it’s about standing next to others as they are in the spotlight. Whether to help them shine or support them. If you’re looking for a career that can work alongside another, or a full-time role, I’d love to help you take the next step and start your journey as a Celebrant.

If you’re at the start of exploring whether being a Celebrant is right for you, take a look at this informative video

Dinah is one of the most wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Dinah has been my coach throughout all of my training as an Independent Celebrant. Dinah is known as the Grateful Celebrant, but in all honesty, I am the grateful one for meeting Dinah and being able to learn from the best and absorb so much wisdom and professional expertise.
It’s not very often you meet such a soul that is truly invested in you and your personal journey. I will forever remember Dinah and how she has made me feel seen and heard in a way that is just authentically beautiful. Dinah, I love you and am so pleased to know you and call you a friend.’
Philip Dackombe – The Welbeck Celebrant


  • The role and scope of an Independent Celebrant
  • The skills required of an Independent Funeral Celebrant
  • Asking the right questions
  • Crafting ceremonies that bring comfort
  • Top tips on writing and delivering authentic, unique Life Celebrations
  • Appropriate use of traditional elements in a funeral ceremony
  • Finding your niche as an Independent Celebrant
  • Working with others in your circle
  • Marketing and Strategy for your first year

The course is designed to be delivered one-to one, and we now offer three ways of working with your Tutor . All our sessions are recorded for you to keep and go back to whenever you need. You’ll get access FOR LIFE to the private resources on the website, reserved for our Students and Graduates.

What does our Funeral Celebrant Training Involve?


All our sessions will be one-to-one, the two of us, focussed on you and working at your pace. Whether you go for the in-person options or the pre-recorded.


Whichever option you decide is right for you, you’ll get our support between sessions.


I’ve made your workbook useful, not just for your training but for your work. Packed with useful, useable sections for your work going forward.


There’s a unique area of this website, packed with resources exclusively for our students and graduates. And you’ve got access for life.


When you’re ready for your 1st ceremony, no matter how long after we complete your training, I’ll be here to support you through the whole process.

Having just completed my funeral training with Dinah, I can honestly say how each week I really looked forward to our sessions. Dinah has a wealth of information and is extremely generous and kind with her knowledge, always happy to guide and offer solutions, each session was thought provoking. I cannot recommend Dinah enough and my only criticism is that the time went by so quickly!!
Sharon Ratcliffe – Independent Celebrant – Aisle Be There

My guarantee

money back guarantee

At the end of the six weeks, (or twelve if you take both courses) you’ll have plenty of tools to take you forward for long-term impact too. This will include a plan for your online presence and a great way to manage your diary that will transform how you spend your time. Together we’ll transform how you think about growing your Celebrant business.

My guarantee:

If you don’t absolutely LOVE this course and the contents I have created, I’ll refund your payments in full

FREE Celebrant Training

Each year we will award two FREE places to trainee Celebrants. One on each of our Wedding and Funeral training programmes. We believe that the right training and support can transform lives. We are aware that the last few years have put enormous financial strain on so many. Finding the money to train can often move to the bottom of the list in these circumstances.

The Celebrant Coaching and Training Academy Scholarship will be made available to anyone who is looking to change career to become and Independent Celebrant who is not in a financial position to pay for their training at this time.

We have approved our Scholarships for 2024 and students are starting in January. Applications for 2025 will open at the end of November 2024.

Celebrant Coaching and Training Academy is owned and run by Dinah Liversidge.
North Lodge, Myddfai, Llandovery SA20 0LZ tel: 07942 188 101 email:

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