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 from 1st January 2018 £665 (£554.16 plus £110.84 VAT)

Next training courses for Marriage Celebrants

DateLocationCourse Leader
Monday 26th - Tuesday 27th February 2018Salisbury, WiltshireTerri Shanks
Mon 26th - Tue 27th March 2018 SORRY Course FullKingston upon Thames, SurreyTerri Shanks
Monday 2nd - Tuesday 3rd April 2018Gloucester, GloucestershireLita Hallyburton
Monday 28th - Tuesday 29th May 2018Hebden Bridge, West YorkshireLita Hallyburton

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

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

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

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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