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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.

Find out more about our training...

Residential celebrant training courses

Join us in the Yorkshire Dales for a 5 day immersive retreat into the wonderful world of celebrancy. Exclusive use venue with all meals and accommodation provided, and your chosen NOCN qualification included.


Residential courses...

Online celebrant training courses

Our online training during lockdown proved to be a huge success, so we are continuing to offer our Online Celebrant training - 5 days intensive of LIVE training adapted for the online classroom with our teaching team. Our NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Civil Celebrancy in the UK is included in the cost of your course.

Online courses...

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...

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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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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.


Absolutely amazing course, and I am exciting to represent ICPC on my celebrant journey. Tutors have been superb, better than superb, to be engaged after a long week of 9am-5pm online deliver says it all. I was not bored at any point and was sad when it ended.

Jacqueline, Julie, Stuart and Nikki were engaging and reassuring. I loved the humour and the dynamic of our cohort.

Thank you so much for such wonderful and top-class training. 


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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