A Warm Welcome to APC

The primary objective of the Academy of Professional Celebrants is to offer exceptional celebrant training in the UK and Europe that is both inventive and affordable. With a track record of training and guiding over 600 professional celebrants, our institution is committed to upholding the utmost standards in celebrant training. We provide continuous mentorship and assistance even after the training is finished. 

Upon graduation, students automatically become members of our membership and UK Network of Celebrants. This community is made up of knowledgeable, caring, and professional celebrants who are ready to offer advice and support. As a member, you will have access to exclusive benefits such as monthly professional development catch-ups and bi-monthly specialised workshops, providing a platform for continuous learning and development. You will also have access to a wide range of ceremonial resources and opportunities. Our comprehensive training, supportive community, and excellent resources will ensure that your celebrant business is set up for success from the very beginning.

The Academy of Professional Celebrants is committed to your growth and success as a celebrant. Benefit from the expertise and support of experienced celebrants, gain access to valuable resources, and embark on a rewarding journey in the world of Celebrancy.

Your success is our utmost priority. We genuinely care about our students and are committed to providing you with the necessary tools and knowledge to thrive in this profession. Our comprehensive training programs not only teach you the "how," "what," and "when" of being a celebrant but also equip you with all the resources needed to establish a successful business. We empower you with the skills required to be a modern celebrant, staying ahead of the curve in this ever-evolving industry.
Elevate your professional standing with the recognised certification from The Academy of Professional Celebrants. Our certification is highly regarded in the industry, giving you the edge over the competition.

By completing our comprehensive training program and earning our certification, you demonstrate your commitment to excellence and your dedication to providing exceptional celebrant services. Our certification serves as a mark of distinction, showcasing your expertise and setting you apart as a trusted and highly qualified celebrant. With our prestigious certification, you can confidently attract clients and establish yourself as a leader in the field of Celebrancy.

At APC, we are fully committed to standing behind each and every celebrant we train and qualify. We believe in your potential and are dedicated to providing unwavering support throughout your journey. Whether you need guidance, advice, or encouragement, we are here for you every step of the way. Our team is passionate about your success and will go above and beyond to ensure that you have the support you need to thrive in your celebrant career. With us, you can trust that you are not alone – we are 100% behind you.
We go beyond simply teaching you how to be a celebrant. We are driven to equip you with the knowledge and skills to run a successful business as well. Our comprehensive training program not only focuses on the art of being a celebrant but also delves into the intricacies of entrepreneurship. We understand that being a successful celebrant goes hand in hand with running a thriving business. That's why we provide you with the tools, strategies, and insights needed to establish and grow your own successful celebrant business. With our guidance, you will be empowered to navigate the business side of the industry and achieve the success you desire.
Our program is designed to provide you with the essential tools and knowledge to become a successful modern celebrant. What sets us apart is our unique blend of online, classroom based learning and personalised 1-2-1 tutoring. We understand that every student is unique, and our personalised approach ensures that you receive the attention and guidance you need to excel in this business.
Visit to the Crematorium Included in Your On-Site Tuition
Kent cohort - 2024 
We leave no stone unturned in providing you with all the techniques and skills necessary to become the best celebrant you can be. Our comprehensive training program covers every aspect of the profession, ensuring that no essential knowledge or technique is left out. We believe in equipping our students with a well-rounded skill set that encompasses all the necessary tools for success. With our training, you can be confident that you are receiving the most comprehensive education available in the industry.
Our intensive and tailored training program is designed for aspiring celebrants who are determined to stay ahead of the curve in the modern celebrant industry. We understand that the industry is constantly evolving, and we are committed to providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in this dynamic landscape. Our program is carefully crafted to equip you with the latest trends, techniques, and strategies that will set you apart from the competition. With our training, you will be well-prepared to meet the demands of modern couples and create unforgettable ceremonies that reflect their unique vision. Stay ahead and make your mark in the modern celebrant industry with our comprehensive training.
Stuart Logan - Certified Celebrant, Founder & Course Leader
Stuart is a skilled speaker who has a background in business management and marketing. He holds qualifications in Celebrancy, funeral directing and management training. He also has extensive experience in the funeral & wedding sector, having worked as a funeral director for small family firms, larger conglomerates, to running and establishing his own.

Stuart's greatest strength lies in his warm and personable nature. He has a natural ability to connect with people and make them feel at ease. When it comes to writing, Stuart's experience and compassion allow him to create accurate life stories that capture the important details and memories that matter to families and couples.

His presentation skills are finely tuned, and he has a caring and passionate demeanour that brings these memories to life. As an experienced facilitator and presenter, Stuart understands the importance of a well-structured ceremony that incorporates poetry, music, words, and rituals. He knows how these elements can guide the thoughts and emotions of couples and families, creating a sense of hope, love, and mutual support.

Stuart has set the highest standards of excellence in his field. His philosophy is simple: to provide the best training to delegates every time.

He believes in coaching and delivering training in a way that not only engages the mind but also touches the heart, allowing delegates to create unforgettable ceremonies for any event.

Derek Duncan - Celebrant Support & Podcast Host
Derek transitioned from a long teaching career to establish his successful celebrant business. With a wealth of public speaking experience, he is a highly effective and skilled communicator. Clients often praise his warm and approachable nature, and he is dedicated to providing the best service to every client he serves.

He strongly believes that as professional celebrants, we bring happiness, solace, and satisfaction to those we assist. He often describes himself as a non-religious minister, part of the contemporary "priesthood."

Passionate about Celebrancy, Derek also hosts our podcasts and conducts celebrant support for APC. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional, Derek is committed to supporting you in achieving success in your celebrant endeavours.

"Your Success is Our Success"

We are meticulous in our selection process for trainees, making sure they share our celebrant values, ethos, and enjoyment of the work. We firmly believe that training should be reserved for individuals who possess outstanding personal and professional skills and life experiences. Unlike many other training providers, we are not interested in training just anyone; we are specifically searching for individuals who genuinely embody the qualities that define an outstanding celebrant.

Our business is built on our reputation, and the relationships and work with our celebrants. Below are some of our client testimonials…

We're delighted be leading the celebrant community to new heights of student satisfaction, business sustainability, and personal business enjoyment. We value sustainable business practices, outstanding ceremonies, and wellness for our celebrants.

"We hope to welcome you soon onto one of our Professional Celebrant Courses"