Celebrant Training in Scotland

Bespoke Civil Ceremonies provide the most professional, comprehensive, exceptional value for money, Funeral Celebrant Training in Scotland.

The next Celebrant training courses are planned for:

14 – 16th November 2019, in Milnathort, by Kinross.

20th – 22nd February, 2020, in Milnathort by Kinross.

4th – 6th June, 2020, in Milnathort by Kinross.

Call or email Neil to find out more

Email neiljdorward@gmail.com

Tel. 07752 212067

Find out what our previous students thought of the course, click here.


How do I became a Funeral Celebrant?

Bespoke Civil Ceremonies runs a 3 day certificated training course leading to a ‘Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy’, a qualification that is recognised and respected by all Funeral Directors

What does the course cover?

You will receive a full training pack and book. The course will cover every aspect of the profession and equip you with every tool, tip and technique you need to be a competent Celebrant.

What happens after the training, is there on-going support?

Our training course does not ‘abandon’ you after the 3 days and there is follow up support. There will be personal 1-1 written feedback for each student after the course. There will be an opportunity to spend a half day with Neil for a shadow family interview and further coaching and telephone support for the remainder of your professional career

What are your skills as a trainer?

Neil has been running  training in Scotland and the UK for over 12 years and has trained a substantial number of the UK’s most respected funeral celebrants.

Many training courses are an “IQ” experience, a course book you work through; things you learn. While you will undoubtedly learn tons on this training course, you will be invited to connect to emotional intelligence and the deeper skills needed to connect to people’s hearts at a funeral. It is the only training course in the UK that incorporates the necessity for emotional intelligence.

Neil is the most experienced Scottish training provider in the UK and has a unique insight into how the profession operates in Scotland.

Neil was one of the first Funeral Celebrants in the UK and has been doing the job for 15 years.

Neil is one of a handful of people in the UK to be awarded a Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy by the International College of Celebrancy (Australia).

Neil wrote the first book on the subject of civil Funeral called “The Guide to a Dead Brilliant Funeral Speech”

Neil is assisted by his wife Annie, a professional degree qualified Counsellor, who will be on hand to help you with any pastoral  and emotional support you may require during the training course.

This course will touch you and may even change you.

What are the costs?

The cost is £795

Can I pay the cost of the course in Instalments?

Yes you may pay in instalments by arrangement.  The final balance being due before the commencement of the course. 

What else is included in the course?

The course will include Baby Naming training.  Refreshments and lunches are provided during the 3 days

What is not included?

Overnight accommodation.

You must meet your own transport needs and costs.