Weddings/Baby Naming Celebrant Training

Weddings/Baby Naming Celebrant Training 

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Space is limited to 12 delegates per course, so early booking is recommended

Course Cost £720.00 (£600.00 plus 120.00 VAT)

Next training courses for Marriage Celebrants

DateLocationCourse Leader
Mon 26th – Tue 27th November 2018 Sorry Course FullHebden Bridge, West YorkshireLita Hallyburton
Mon 3rd – Tue 4th December 2018 Sorry Course FullSalisbury, WiltshireTerri Shanks
Monday 21st – Tuesday 22nd January 2019Durham, Co. DurhamLita Hallyburton
Thursday 24th - Friday 25th January 2019Worcester, WorcsClaire Bradford
Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th February 2019Surbiton, SurreyClaire Bradford
Monday 1st – Tuesday 2nd April 2019Hebden Bridge, West YorkshireLita Hallyburton
Monday 22nd - Tuesday 23rd April 2019Salisbury, WiltshireClaire Bradford

As soon as we have any new course dates and locations confirmed they will be added to this website immediately

The 2 DAY course will cover aspects of Marriage Celebrancy, including:

Certificate in Marriage and Family Celebrancy

  • Legalities and how they affect celebrants in England, Wales, Scotland and Overseas
  • Wedding Blessing content
  • Renewal of Vows content
  • Civil Partnerships content
  • Baby Naming Ceremonies
  • Divorce Healing Ceremonies
  • Where to hold a ceremony
  • Charging for your ceremony
  • Ceremony preparation 1st meeting
  • Questions for your customers
  • Music and Licenses
  • Enhancements for your ceremony
  • On the day of the ceremony ( appearance, timings, problem solving)
  • Conducting your ceremony
  • Certificates
  • Materials and resources

The course fee does not include accommodation, but there are plenty of Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts close by.

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Satisfactory completion of this course will lead to membership of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (*membership is optional and currently costs £85 for lifetime membership)


Course Leaders

Terri Shanks

Managing Director and Principal Course Leader

Terri Shanks is a highly experienced Wedding & Funeral Celebrant having conducted over 3000 ceremonies. Her personal training saw her travelling the globe to study under some of the world’s leading Celebrants, Bereavement Specialists & Celebrant Trainers. Terri was also fortunate to attend the first ever International Convention of Celebrants in America.

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Lita Hallyburton

Course Leader and Training Manager for Scotland

Lita spent over 30 years working in the public and voluntary sectors; initially as a teacher; with a PGCE degree after achieving a BSc, and then as a safeguarding coordinator; with a CQSW degree, a Social Care Manager; with a Management Qualification, and during that time was a consultant and trainer; with a Training the Trainer Qualification.

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Simon Whittaker

Course Leader

Having worked front line in the public and private sectors for many years, also as an instructor in Conflict Management and coaching ex forces (ELCAS) resettlement, Simon brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to the FPC training team. Being able to offer a completely flexible and unrestrictive service to the public is without doubt, one of the greatest achievement in the last ten years.

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Claire Bradford

Course Leader

Since completing her Marriage and Family Celebrancy training with Terri, Claire has gone on to be a successful and sought-after celebrant in the Sussex area. South East Regional winner and National Winner of ‘Celebrant of the Year 2018’ in The Wedding Industry Awards and content editor for the European Celebrants’ Collective, she is passionate about promoting the visibility of celebrants in society.

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