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.


We are delighted to invite you to our exclusive Members Only 'Celebrant Body & Soul' Retreat, 6th - 9th November at the stunning High Trenhouse in the Yorkshire Dales. Click below for more information...

Creative Writing & Storytelling Workshop


Friday 30th September 2022


Park Barn
North St
RH12 1RJ


Cost: £99 - including all materials, refreshments and lunch



Our Creative Writing & Storytelling workshop is designed and run by Anita Broad and Julie Bisacre.

Anita has years of experience with Oral History Storytelling and has a wealth of techniques to share with us in using these skills to find the ‘life story’ of the deceased or the ‘love story’ of the couple.

Julie has a 1st Class Honours Degree in English and thrives at Creative Writing and has lots of top tips to share with you. 

Through interactive exercises and creative activities, we will foster a different approach to writing ceremony scripts which will make us stand out above others.

This is also a fantastic opportunity to connect with other celebrants and invest in your continued professional development. 

We have now confirmed that this event will be held at Horsham Park Barn. You can find more details of this venue here...


Quarterly professional coaching sessions

Ok, so we're not going to teach you how to climb actual mountains but sometimes making strides with your celebrancy business can feel like an uphill struggle...

These coaching sessions are specifically designed to help you get over roadblocks in your business. If you are facing specific challenges that you would like our team to address during the session, you can email use directly and we'll try and address it in the session.

Available to all ICPC Member's at no cost. We only ask that you book your place in advance.

Scroll down to pick your date and book your place...

Quarterly Professional Coaching session dates - ICPC Members only.

These are group coaching sessions with Stuart Morris and Julie Bisacre.

These are great sessions to tackle the niggles in your business, bring fresh perspective and expert advice to help you break through.


23rd September


Professional Coaching session

6.30 - 7.30pm
Book now


16th December


Professional Coaching session

6.30 - 7.30pm
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6th February


Professional Coaching session

6.30 - 7.30pm
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4th May


Professional Coaching session

6.30 - 7.30pm
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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


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.

Each study group date will focus on a particular set of units within the coursework. While there is no prescribed order in which they should be completed, we have tried to give you a sensible order in which to work through them.

Please read the requisites before booking your study group place...


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.

b) Please only book a place in the group for the units you are currently working on. Once you move on to other units, you'll have a chance to join us again for those specific units.

For those of you who have already started but would like some additional guidance on specific units, we have decided that the eight study units fall neatly into three different areas of study.

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

Study Group 1

Wednesday 13th July

The first group is to cover the units

  • Health and Safety (8448) 
  • Valuing Equality and Diversity(1013).

These two units are a very good starting point for your qualification.
They rely on common sense, your own experiences and some basic research.
We will also cover some aspects of writing in an essay style.





Book a place on Study Group 1

Study Group 2

Tuesday 23rd August

This second session is covering units

  • Planning and Delivering Civil Ceremonies (8450);
  • Creating and Conducting a Civil funeral Service (8459) 
  • Working with the Bereaved (8458).

All these have practical elements that are covered in training. They contain some assessment criteria that asks you to ‘Demonstrate’ - and we will be explaining how we will cover this assessment through a professional discussion.

These units all ask you to write about the structure, component parts and protocols of the various ceremonies. 

Book a place on Study Group 2

Study Group 3 

Monday 12th September

This third session is studying the units

  • Understanding Celebratory Ceremonies in the UK (8449)
  • Understanding Professional Civil Celebrancy in the UK (8447) 
  •  Understanding the UK Funeral Industry (8457).

These three units all ask you to study the development of the different aspects of Celebrancy, roles and protocols within them.



Book a place on Study Group 3