The International College of Professional Celebrants UK

We offer residential and online celebrant training with NOCN Certificate and Platinum Double Diploma accreditation.

We train, develop and support extraordinary celebrants to deliver unforgettable ceremonies for every occasion.

As the role of the professional celebrant becomes more relevant in modern society,  join the professional association that trains, supports and represents celebrants. The International College of Professional Celebrants recognises the social and spiritual importance of the rites of passage of human birth, marriage, and death and seeks to help professional celebrants build a rewarding career that supports their work/life balance as they follow their vocation.

Join us today and become part of the change.

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Residential Celebrant Training with NOCN Certificate in Civil Celebrancy

An immersive 5 day retreat into the world of celebrancy at our exclusive venue in the Yorkshire Dales, with all meals and accommodation included.

NOCN Certificate in Civil Celebrancy in the UK to be completed in the 12 months following your residential.


Residential Certificate Course...

Residential Celebrant Training with exclusive NOCN Platinum Double Diploma

An immersive 5 day retreat into the world of celebrancy at our exclusive venue in the Yorkshire Dales, with all meals and accommodation included.

NOCN Platinum Double Diploma is a qualification exclusive to ICPC - You will have 18 months to complete it after your residential course

Residential Platinum Double Diploma course Course...

New additional training location in Devon for August 2023


We're bringing our outstanding immersive training to a new location for August 2023. We are offering both of our NOCN qualifications during this course at the Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter.

All training, your choice of qualification, food and accommodation is included.

Celebrant Training - South West

ICPC Membership

Become part of a community that will help you and your business grow! From exclusive online support groups, wellbeing sessions and CPD days, to Public Liability Insurance - we've got you and your business covered. 

ICPC Membership...

Brand New Location - Same Excellent Training

Exeter, Devon

28th August - 1st September 2023

We're delighted to bring you our world class Celebrant Training from a brand new location on the edge of Haldon Forest, close to Exeter.

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Considering Celebrancy? 

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Training with us...

Training to be a celebrant isn't just about learning to take funerals and weddings so our training offers you more. It is also about learning to cope with families in stressful situations and about running your own business as a self employed celebrant as well as many other things.

We'll cover the structure of the industry both in the UK and overseas. You'll learn the legal bits you must understand. We'll teach you the tips, tricks and techniques that transform a presentation from "ok" to "fantastic". 

We'll help you build your web and social media presence and give you tried and tested examples of ways to build and track your business.
This course will take you way beyond the minimum required to pass your either of our NOCN qualifications. By the end of the course you will be ready to step into this exciting and varied new career with a plan to execute and a community to support you along the way.

Why choose the International College of Professional Celebrants?

Support - Training - Community - Advocacy 

The International College of Professional Celebrants is not just another celebrant training organisation. We provide ongoing support, training and resources to professional celebrants seeking to continuously improve their skills and serve their clients with integrity and excellence. We also provide an industry wide voice for celebrants across the globe, influencing policy makers with a pragmatic and common sense approach to modern celebrancy.

You can read more about why we believe you should choose to train with ICPC here...

Proudly accredited by NOCN

All our students benefit have the opportunity to achieve either a Level 3 certificate in Wedding and Funeral Celebrancy in the UK or our exclusive NOCN Level 3 Platinum Double Diploma from the nationally recognised National Open Colleges Network.

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What some of our trainees have said about our courses....


As an HR professional and lecturer, I have attended and facilitated countless training sessions. The ICPC course at High Trenhouse exceeded my expectations as the best training event I have ever attended! The course is exceptionally well-structured building on knowledge and skill as the week progresses. Difficult topics were handled sensitively but honestly. At no point did I feel patronised, in fact the trainers used the cohort’s existing knowledge and input to further enhance the experience for everyone. The trainers were also exceptionally generous with practical tips about how they run their businesses and price services. I have come away with a solid tool kit to enable me to set up business as a celebrant and going forward I also know I have ongoing support from a professional organisation. And as the icing on the cake, the venue is stunning, and the food and hospitality were excellent.


I researched training thoroughly but I kept migrating back to this one. After telephone conversations with members of the team- I decided this was the Course for me. I was called back on more than one occasion to ask if I needed anymore help to finalise my decision. No other Course seemed to cover all areas of Celebrancy and such beautiful accommodation. The thought of having to travel somewhere each day or stay at a hotel- would not have given me the fully inclusive experience that I had. It is so much more personal and relaxed as there are separate learning, dining, leisure and sleeping areas. I would urge anyone to come to the Residential Course. I would not have had the same experience online or received as much support from the Tutors and my fellow Cohorts. We were like a Family. The Course is taught in sections but they overlap and then are brought together. We were all on cloud nine by the end of the week. We had amazing tuition and the support does not end when you leave High Trenhouse. Read through the Course details, speak to Julie, Stuart or any member of the team and go for it! Don’t compare yourself to others- we all bring something to the table and you would not believe what you are capable of , even if you had any doubts about your skills before. I cannot wait for what the future holds. I have a Wedding booked in August and hope there will be many more.


Before this course I was vaguely considering a new career as a celebrant I feel confident that I can do this, in a totally professional manner and I am so excited about this new career ahead of me.

The training gives you everything you need to start straightaway – business advice and such thorough training in all aspects of becoming a celebrant.

The teachers' were wonderful. Yes, it is hard work -  but it’s also enjoyable!

Want to find out more about becoming a celebrant? 

We've made a FREE Introduction to Celebrancy video for you to explore the wonderful world of celebrancy with us.

This video gives you glimpse of some of the best parts of celebrancy and also answers some of the most pressing questions we get asked about this unique profession.

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