Stuart, the trainer was wonderful, he made us feel so at ease and managed to fulfill all our learning requirements . He is an inspirational man, teacher and trainer. Thank you very much for this day.
Support throughout the course was excellent by the trainer. For someone lacking in confidence, this has been a thoroughly positive experience.
What I liked most about the course was the interactivity and role play. The structure and overall content of the course was brilliant.
Stuart delivered a lot of information in a relatively short period of time and kept it light and informative. It was one of the best courses I’ve been on.
The course was very useful and informative. Stu was lovely, and clearly had a huge depth of knowledge. His ability to teach everyone with different objectives, and keep the course interesting was very good.
I have been looking for a career change for many years having worked In hospitality most of my working life. After many unsuccessful attempts to gain a new direction of employment, I discovered the Funeral Celebrant Academy. I was delighted, I undertook the course, as I found training inspirational and professional. It’s great to now be working for myself and have the work life balance that I always dreamed of.
Hello Stuart, Hope all is well with you and your family, once again thank you for the celebrant course training, it’s given me motivation to move forward after my company went into administration. Thanks again Stuart you're a star.
Stuart is obviously a very skilled trainer with lots of experience. He was very friendly and engaging. The content was great and delivery well-paced. Great course!
Hi Stuart, Just to say a big thank you, I thought I knew about the funeral industry until I listened to you... I have learned so much in the 3 days on your course. This has given me all the tools to present a better service. The small group of us gelled immediately and made for an excellent platform..and as I said yesterday friends for life.. May I just say that if you ever need a referral for the course I will be delighted for you to put them in touch... To be the best , you have to train with the best..
I chose The Academy of Professional Celebrants over other training providers, due to their business acumen and relevant real-world experience. Thanks again for your support.
Content and presentation by Stuart was consistently high quality and engaging. Most importantly, each session provided an excellent review of the challenges and opportunities inherent in each area. I feel that all the techniques used, the methods, the videos/powerpoint were extremely good. At no point did I feel that the training was “long” or “dragging on”. Even after breaks/lunch, I felt that there was a lot of energy and enthusiasm. I felt challenged and consistently drawn into the exercises and presentations had my full attention due to the way in which they were conducted. Thanks a lot!
From the moment I read about the celebrant training, I knew it was the course for me, Stuart was very helpful answering all questions I had and was very organised in sending out materials ready for the course. The course in its self was very interesting, and lots of useful information, spread out over several days, fitting into my busy lifestyle well. I couldn’t fault the course in any way, I feel with all that I’ve learnt, I am now confident to go out there and be the best I can be. Stuart explained, just because the course has finished the after support hasn’t, which is brilliant incase I get stuck along the way. So thank you so much, I would highly recommend to anyone who wishes to peruse a career in this sector. Thank you Stuart
Hi Stuart Just wanted to say a big thank you for the training last week. Thought it was exceptional. You obviously have a passion and pride in your work and for the people you work with. I am so pleased I made the decision to train as a Funeral Celebrant I know it will be a very meaningful thing for me to do in my life.
Just finished my course with Stuart The course was excellent. It was informative, inclusive and very detailed. I came away feeling confident, not only that I had learned a lot about this profession and what this role entails but also that I will be fully supported by Stuart as I start this journey. Highly recommended
Hello Stuart. My goodness this week has shot by! I just wanted to send you a couple of lines to thank you so much for your expert one to one tuition. This really was the best way for me to learn structure and practical elements of funeral celebrancy. Also with your unique style made me feel comfortable to offer my presentation with you. The working lunches were fun too, and I valued your sense of humour throughout. Thanks again and my very best wishes to you.
This is a brilliant course, small group size, great content, well structured and delivered by true experts. I now feel very confident to not just be a funeral celebrant but to be a very good one. Great follow up support as well, you join a community by taking this course, thanks again Stuart
The Academy of Professional Celebrants is the best choice you could make if you want to become a Celebrant. The training material is brilliant and definitely everything you need. Also additional information, videos, templates are given in addition to your training manual which is a real life saver to get you started on your journey as a Celebrant. The programme was well delivered and the exercises given were excellent to help you get over your fear and be able to deliver a full ceremony. Everyone that has or is training with APC is in a support group and nobody is precious about what they are doing to get business and support each other, like I have never seen before. The Support that Stuart and Cate give to each person is prompt and like gold dust, helping you get business and knowing how to cross the hurdles as they arrive. Thank you to both Stuart and Cate for this amazing journey that I have just started.
The Academy training really delivers results! In order to get my celebrant business up and running, it was important that I chose the right training. The APC training stood out in terms of value, quality and accessibility. I was not disappointed! Following two days of intense one-to-one training, followed by an assessment, I was qualified, and ready to get to work as a celebrant. Thanks to the quality of the training and support from Stuart, I was able to face funeral directors with confidence. Within a week I received my first instruction for a funeral. A few days later, I was able to deliver a meaningful and moving service for my client. For those who are serious about becoming a celebrant, there is no better route than the Academy.
I was at first apprehensive on doing an online course. Having completed the training, it certainly exceeded my expectations. I received The Funeral Academy folder in plenty of time to read through it prior to starting the Course. Stuart certainly put me at ease, his teaching method was easy to follow and I have thoroughly enjoyed doing it online.
Having just completed my Funeral training with Stuart. Firstly I would like to thank Stuart for the excellent delivery of the course and sharing his wealth of experience and expertise. I already had the experience of being a wedding celebrant but still absorbed so much from the course and content. I have left feeling confident and super excited I am fully equipped to deliver bespoke funerals. The on going support is also invaluable. I have already and will continue to recommend The Academy.
Thank you Cate ! I’ve been on many training courses and I have to say - you really are an excellent trainer. You held the group with compassion and you passed on the vast amount of information with ease. Thank you
I have just finished training with Cate Reid to be a Wedding Celebrant and was bowled over with the style of teaching and with the quantity of information Cate gave to us over the period of the course. The promise of ongoing support as I venture out into the world is such a safety net and relief to know that I am not alone on this journey. Cate has a beautiful way of making you feel so at ease and she had really helped me believe in myself so that I can go out there and be the best version of me that I can be. It was an honour to train with such a beautiful person and I hope that I do Cate proud with the work that will follow from doing this training. Thanks Cate x
Hello Stuart Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you for a highly enjoyable training weekend – even though the subject matter was in the realms of sensitivity and compassion. The training was excellent and well structured. Everything was laid down in such a way that I now feel confident in delivering a Tribute. Not only did you cover the structure of writing a eulogy, which was very in-depth and superb, but by covering the public speaking aspect was an added bonus as was the overall structure of a funeral service. Being part of a community and knowing that I have support afterwards from yourself and fellow celebrants, is just the icing on the cake. I now have the confidence to approach Funeral Directors to offer my services. All I can say now is THANK YOU Stuart !
I would like to say that you and the course was a great course to wedding celebrancy, going from the simple to the more complex, even in just 2 days. The use of Zoom was a great way of doing things in these difficult times, because you were able to share your resources simply and quickly, helping me to use them for the tasks you set. It also helped with Linda and I to interact with you and each other. Rest periods were fine too and welcome as we worked on the tasks you set. Giving up your weekend, shows that you are dedicated to this, and gives me confidence in your course. In addition for you to go the extra mile to support us, was a bonus. Your ability to speak frankly and with knowledge both theory and practically using services you have conducted, also gave you credibility, which is a great confidence builder in myself to know that we are being taught the “right things”. So thank you, I will be in contact in future as I start off in this new venture. I also wish you and Stuart a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in these strange times.
The Wedding Celebrant Academy course was a wonderful experience and it exceeded my expectations. I was slightly worried about studying on an online platform (zoom) as I thought it would be lacking some of the things you would expect to see in a normal classroom. I was wrong, it was absolutely fantastic and I am confident and ready to lead my first wedding. Cate gave me detailed information and my questions were answered and I enjoyed every moment of the course. Cate didn’t go too quick and she went at a pace that I could grasp everything – if I was to give the Wedding Celebrant Academy course a score, I would give it 10/10. I am very grateful to Cate and the team for making this course enjoyable for me and appreciate all the support and tools given to me to achieve my goal. xx
I thought the course was well organized, clear and easy to follow. Cate was very knowledgeable with excellent presentation skills. Cate did great job in covering the course material. Her personality is caring she was relaxed and encouraged engagement. In one word my training at Celebrant Academy was “Excellent!" A massive thank you to Cate. The course has introduced me to various tools that are very useful to my future as a professional celebrant.
The course is thorough, well-paced and gave me the knowledge and expertise needed to move forward successfully in this career. The support doesn't end there! Thank you.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and met the most lovely people, it was a pleasure to be amongst you all. Once again Stuart thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve helped me in more ways than you could imagine. Lots of love take care and catch up on zoom in June.
When Stuart briefed the group on what we would achieve within the 3 days, I thought – no way! However, with the course content, the pace of it and the experience gained during the course activities I discovered I was capable of more than I dreamed of. Previously, I would immediately become anxious at the thought of having to stand up in front of people and give a tribute. Now, I actually enjoy it! Thanks Stuart, you were wonderful. xx
The APC Celebrant course was amazing, in fact, if there is a word better than that then I would use it. It was intense and at the same time life-changing. I feel like a different person with so much energy. I have attended courses (I mean a lot), I have to say this course is by far the best.
Stuart, I just like to say the website you designed and built for me is absolutely amazing and exceeded all my expectations. Your experience clearly has been demonstrated. I have had several people look at my website who were blown away with the quality provided and would be very happy use my services. A big thank you - Your amazing!
Hi Stuart, Just to update you, everything is going well here. So far I have done 8 funerals and have 2 more booked in for next week. I’m really enjoying doing this and i'm working with some very helpful funeral directors. I can't thank you enough for changing my career into something I love doing!