Celebrant Professional Development

One of the key principles to any profession is that you never stop learning and we are determined to help you continue learning as you build your celebrancy business.

While training is part of that journey there are also moments where you need more support and expert advice as your celebrancy business grows.

Some of these opportunities on this page are available to exclusively to ICPC members but where appropriate, any celebrant in need to support and advice can access our services.

Making Videos Work for You

Are you shy about talking to a camera? Do you feel nonplussed or fearful when it comes to creating videos? Does technology feel too daunting to use your camera effectively? Do you wish you felt more confident to use video?

Well - it  is true to say that many of us feel this way. 

And for this reason we have invited Celebrant Hayley Smith to share her expertise with us. 

She will be showing and explaining how we can reflect our authentic personalities  in video format to illustrate who we are, what we do and most importantly what our personalities are like, in a way that makes it accessible for couples looking for a Wedding Celebrant. Her model of working can be easily individualised so that whatever your personality type or niche is, you will feel empowered to create your video persona.


Making Videos Work for You

Thursday 28th March 2024
10am - 4pm

£39 for Members


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Networking is a very effective way to promote your celebrancy business, but it  can be pretty intimidating, especially if you're unprepared. You don't know what to expect, whom to talk to, or how to start a conversation. This lack of preparation can lead to some serious social anxiety, and it's one of the main reasons why people avoid networking events altogether.

Don’t panic. We are here to help you and in our next C.P.D session, we will be exploring the benefits of networking, the secrets to effective networking, how to make sure you are prepared , what to say, and how to write an impactful elevator pitch.

Join our Effective Networking session and get yourself out there!

 Effective Networking

6.30pm - 8.00pm
Monday 8th April 2024

Open to Members


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Celebrant Connect  

Join the list of ICPC Celebrants!

We're on a mission to make sure you're connected with other ICPC celebrants in your area.

If you would like to be added to this list, please follow the link and fill out the form.

Any data you share password protected within our secure data storage and will only be shared with the people on the list. 

Details of how to access this list are below.

  NOCN Coursework Study groups for ICPC Members.

We know that when it comes to doing written coursework, it can sometimes be daunting especially if you haven't been in a learning environment for some time.

While your tutor can answer any really pressing questions you have, if you would like more information about what is expected and how to go about tackling your coursework - our study groups are perfect for you.

If you would like to join a group of ICPC members and ask questions about the units you are working on, then we are very happy to answer those questions and guide you in the right direction.

Choose one of the following dates and have your questions ready.

To be eligible to book for a study group you have to have:

a) Enrolled with [email protected] and informed them that you want to start your Level 3 Certificate in Civil Celebrancy and you will be sent a submission link.

Places will be limited to twenty per session and so you will need to book your place in advance.

Certificate Coursework Units

The eight course units are:

  • Health & Safety Considerations for Civil Celebrants
  • Valuing Equality and Diversity
  • Understanding Celebratory Civil Ceremonies in the UK
  • Understanding the UK Funeral Industry
  • Understanding Professional Civil Celebrancy in the UK
  • Working with the Bereaved
  • Creating and Conducting a Civil Funeral Service
  • Planning and Delivering Celebratory Civil Ceremonies.

Platinum Double Diploma Projects:

  • Health and Safety Considerations for the Professional Celebrant
  • Equality & Diversity for the Professional Celebrant
  • Business Management Skills for the Self-Employed Professional Celebrant
  • IT and Email Skills for the Self Employed Professional Celebrant
  • Communication with Clients
  • Ceremony Choices
  • Funeral, Couples and Naming Ceremonies in the UK
  • Content and Scripts for Ceremonies in the UK
  • Delivering Funeral, Couples and Naming Ceremonies in the UK
  • Funerals, Interments and Memorials

Each session runs from 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Choose your date from the dropdown at the checkout.


The next available NOCN Study Group dates are:


Thursday 25th January 2024

Wednesday 28th February 2024

Wednesday 20th March 2024


Professional Business Coaching queries 

In order to provide you with timely business support as queries and needs arise, we’ve created a form that you can submit.

Sometimes making strides with your celebrancy business can feel like an uphill struggle...If you’ve got niggles about accounting, marketing or specific situations you’d like expert advice on, feel free to contact us via this form and one of our team will then respond as soon as they are able.

Please let us know if you’d prefer an email or a phone call response. (If you’d like a phone call, please include an idea of when would be best to contact you during the week - you can include that at the end of your question

All available to all ICPC Members.

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1 - 1 private business coaching - open to all.

Members: £35 
Non-members: £45

Half hour private coaching session with Maxine Ward - Business coach, Life coach and Celebrant.

This is a fantastic option if you would like the dedication and privacy that comes from having someone focussed solely on you.

Maxine will work with you to address your challenges in practical and sensitive ways. She'll help you build "next steps" and overcome the feeling of inertia and help you take control today.

Click here to book your one to one session with Maxine and start to build momentum in your business.

To book your session with Maxine - please follow the link below to purchase a session. You'll receive a link to Maxine's calendar and you can book a time that suits you.

ICPC Members - Book here
Non-members - Book here