Train with us

The Wandering Wildling

We are very proud of our Agnostic Scotland Life Celebrancy Training. Our aim is to expand our network organically, taking time to invest in each new Life Celebrant joining our organisation to ensure the high quality of our community service provision and to fully support all participants throughout the process. 

Our comprehensive training includes all aspects of life celebrancy including weddings, naming ceremonies, funerals, and life celebrations. We have a robust recruitment process involving an application process and interviews. , Only once we are confident that we have found candidates who align with our Agnostic beliefs and have shown creativity, inclusivity, and a heartfelt commitment to this profession, do we begin our training and mentoring programme. 

I have found the whole Agnostic Scotland training process a life-enriching experience. It feels so good to be part of an organisation which lives up to be what it aims to be – open, welcoming and inclusive. And full of lovely, interesting people, who can learn from each other. 

Anne Armstrong, Agnostic Scotland Life Celebrant, Dumfries and Galloway

If you are someone who loves to honour rites of passage through ritual and ceremony, who enjoys bringing individuals together in celebration, and who has a heart-centred respect for the beliefs of others then becoming an Agnostic Scotland Life Celebrant could be the perfect role for you. 

What does it involve?

Training takes place over a period of six to twelve months – the pace is set by the trainee. The first phase is a period of self study, supported by regular 1-1 meetings with an assigned mentor, and involves completion of all practical exercises in the Agnostic Scotland Life Celebrancy Handbook. 

The second phase involves shadowing the assigned mentor, in a staged process, to undertake ceremonies such as weddings, namings, and funerals. The shadowing process would be adapted according to the skills, confidence and experience of each mentee.

After completion of the training and mentoring programme, mentees are observed conducting their first ceremony. Assuming this is successful, they are then invited to join the team as an Agnostic Scotland Life Celebrant.

The investment

At £2,000 the investment is more affordable than most other providers in the sector. We are also offering one £500 bursary for an individual for whom cost is a barrier.

How to apply?

Our next round for applications opens on 5th June 2023 with a final deadline for applications on Friday 25th August.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals who will help us achieve and work towards our aim to diversify Celebrancy in Scotland.

Applications are welcome from all local authority areas in Scotland apart from Fife.

Successful applicants will be invited for an online interview on either Wednesday 1st or 8th November. 

If you would like to receive the application form on 5th June 2023 then please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, and good luck!