Residential Celebrant Training
It is our passionate belief that the best training is done an immersive environment. We have created a unique learning experience that not only teaches you the necessary skills to begin crafting and writing wonderful ceremonies for your families, but that also builds your confidence in your individuality as a celebrant, your communication and business skills and helps you to uncover your creative voice.
Throughout our residential course, our trainers have an opportunity to build relationships with you both inside and outside the classroom. This allows them to guide you in things you might find difficult, to overcome any anxieties and to really shine.
In the classroom you’ll spend time learning everything from the origins of celebracy, and the ins and outs of both the wedding and funeral industries, to honing your creative ceremony script writing skills and learning how to give your families the very best service. 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".
Our Accredited Qualifications
The National Open Colleges Network (NOCN) is a top Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation and we have worked very hard to become an NOCN accredited centre. This means that the qualifications you receive with us are nationally recognised qualifications, give you the best standing possible within the industry.
NOCN Level 3 Certificate
Civil Celebrancy in the UK
The shorter of our qualification courses combines Weddings, Funerals and Namings into a 12 month course, with the student receiving an NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Civil Celebrancy in the UK upon completion
Platinum Double Diploma
NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Funerals and NOCN Diploma in Couples & Namings.
This course unique course is exclusive to ICPC and combines two diploma qualifications in to one courses in which they're studied side by side, resulting a truly comprehensive Celebrancy qualification.
1 years free standard membership is included with all our courses. Not only will you have the backing of your training cohort, trainers and personal tutors on your journey, you’ll be joining an extended community of other celebrants who have trained with us or joined us from elsewhere.
After your initial free year, you can subscribe to our Standard Membership or upgrade to our Advanced Membership, which has added benefits.
ICPC Membership is open to any celebrant who has trained with us or with another organisation. We host monthly Continued Professional Development sessions for our members, as well as both online and in person Members days throughout the year.
You gain access to professional coaching, Celebrant resources and our private online community. Through our Celebrant Connect database, you’ll be able to connect with other celebrants in your area.ICPC Membership details
It is a huge honour to receive reviews like these from our lovely trainees. If you'd like to see more then you can find over 70 5* reviews on our Google profile
"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."
"Having explored the celebrancy training options available in the UK, I chose the ICPC course as it best matched my selection criteria. That choice was aided by an extremely open and informative chat with one their team before I confirmed the booking. I was seeking a residential course, that enabled strong interaction and connection with other course participants and trainers. After of years of working online, I wanted engagement with people in person!
I made the right choice.
The ICPC course provided all of that - and more - providing both the theory and practice in delivering all types of ceremonies. An intense week, but one in which we were able to learn so much in a positive, supportive environment and and build strong connections with our cohort which will continue through our journey into celebrancy.
The added bonus was being hosted in the comfortable and peaceful High Trenhouse retreat and conference centre in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, next to Malham Tarn. Hearty comfort cooking, freshly baked cakes and warm fires provided a home from home.
And things don't end with the course, the ICPC continues to support through continuing professional development and networking into the future. A great organisation to be part of."
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