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Training with The Wedding Celebrant Academy


Become a Celebrant Industry Professional


Intensive full of practical information on becoming a caring and professional wedding celebrant. This is a comprehensive course, with a qualified wedding celebrant & qualified trainer that provides you with the necessary knowledge required to be a successful wedding celebrant. The course will give you the required skills to enable you to be well trained when working with couples, and to confidently create and conduct a professional wedding ceremony.

Our enriching and rigorous curriculum covers theory and practical, real-world issues, exploring the art of ritual, ceremony, secular and interfaith traditions, ceremonial creative writing, business training and public speaking. Our program also includes a robust and relevant marketing component to assist students in launching and establishing themselves as an outstanding wedding celebrant.



What's in your Celebrancy Course?

There are NINE Modules, which each contain several units.

Topics that will be covered in-depth:

  • Wedding & celebrant industry overview.
  • The Role of a celebrant conducting and officiating wedding ceremonies.
  • The importance of wedding ceremony and ritual in our lives - historical and contemporary.
  • Explore the legal side of wedding ceremonies in the UK - Law Governing Marriages and Civil Partnerships.
  • Process for submission of required forms - legal paperwork.
  • Develop an engaging and personalised wedding ceremony.
  • Customer care.
  • Client Q&A.
  • Inside trade secrets and tips.
  • Applying the elements.
  • Equality and diversity.
  • Interview techniques – active listening and gathering information.
  • Where can you conduct a wedding ceremony in the UK - indoor/outdoor?
  • Working with other ceremony participants - wedding planner, photographer, videographer, musician.
  • Personalised ceremonies – getting the most from your unique selling point.
  • Planning a personalised wedding ceremony- framework, structure and logistical issues.
  • Creating a personalised wedding ceremony – choreography and creative writing techniques.
  • Writing a personalised wedding ceremony – script writing/signposting.
  • Delivering outstanding wedding ceremonies - presentation, tone, language and mannerisms.
  • Inclusion of unity ceremonies within the wedding ceremony - candles, sand and hand-fasting.
  • Making the most of music - before, during and after the ceremony.
  • Lone worker risk - assessment and procedure.
  • Understand personal health and safety considerations associated with conducting wedding ceremonies.
  • Making the most of readings - poems, letters, prayers and blessings
  • Affirmations and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies.
  • Writing Vows
  • Divorce & Separation healing ceremonies.
  • Managing people – venue staff, ceremony third parties and guests.
  • Equipment - podium, sound equipment and lighting.
  • Expecting the unexpected – thinking on your feet.
  • Time management.
  • Copyright legal obligations.
  • Public speaking – analyse, understand and improve the use of voice.
  • Celebrant FAQ's.
  • Prepare a marriage script.
  • Wedding Fayres
  • Marketing, networking, Social Media & websites.
  • How to manage / set up your own wedding celebrant business.
  • Perform a marriage ceremony – with peer and tutor feedback. (gets you testimonials)

We've left nothing out


Becoming a Wedding Celebrant isn't just about learning how to deliver weddings. Our courses offer you a lot more!

The Academy will teach you how to create outstanding ceremonies, but also push you and support you on your journey and even show you how to run a successful celebrant business, including getting your first wedding and becoming an outstanding community celebrant.


Here is what you will get from us

You will receive (Our Bible) A sturdy bound training manual. Perfect to refer back to. A celebrant USB flash drive (Our Vault) containing articles, ready made sheets and documents done for you, a celebrant resource book including many samples of celebrant weddings and much more. A note pad and pen along with a useful A.P.C carry bag to keep all your materials together. You will also receive a free copy of "The Complete Celebrant Handbook" 

(Online delegates will receive all of the above by special delivery in advance of course going live)

On top of your ongoing unlimited support, we hold Celebrant C.P.D workshops and meetings every quarter with all our past students so, we can keep them on track and continue to support and mentor them. 



LEARNING WITH THE ACADEMY

With a friendly and professional approach, The Academy delivers celebrant training that is affordable, practical and consistently relevant to your needs. Our courses tackle many of the most challenging areas of business, where mistakes can often prove costly. Our presenters are experts in their field and most importantly, they are all working in the industry, enabling them to use their own experiences to clearly apply the training in a relatable way.

If you are looking for on point training that works - Consider A.P.C

Our courses will take you from ground level up and show you how to be an outstanding celebrant. Securing the right training has never been so important.


We specialise in small groups. 

We don’t believe in overfilling our courses and feel this lessens the quality of training we provide to our students. 

(maximum of 6 per class)


Every student that has come through The Academy of Professional Celebrants are fully trained and certified.



You can commence as a wedding celebrant immediately following this training

Why Choose A.P.C

✓ Our courses are ALWAYS taught LIVE ✓ £5 Million Public Liability Insurance ✓ £1 Million Professional Indemnity Insurance ✓ Full access to our online mentoring and support ✓ Shadow a Certified A.P.C Celebrant ✓ An invite to our annual conference ✓ Appear on our celebrant directory ✓ Unlimited ongoing aftercare and mentoring ✓ Quarterly meetings with all our celebrants ✓ Help with setting up your new celebrant business ✓ Logo, business card design & branding, to make your business shine

All of the above is INCLUDED in your course fee.. "Probably the most comprehensive & cost effective celebrant training provider you're likely to find"

Helpful Information (face to face only)


The dress is casual. This is an active, participant-driven training. We want you to be comfortable however, please note that a group photo and individual photos with the trainer will be taken on the last day for your use. (Please let us know if you don't wish your photo taken) If you prefer to do your writing on a laptop, it is recommended but not required that you bring yours with you for the presentation work.

You will be writing a wedding ceremony as homework on the second day. However you may wish to hand write your presentation. Since there will be homework, many attendees elect to stay local, near our training venues. You must attend all three sessions to become certified. Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you a confirmation with other details.

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Academy of Professional Celebrants to anyone who is interested in taking the plunge and working on their own"

G.R - Manchester

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Certificate of distinction in Wedding celebrancy


What our past GRADUATES say


The Academy of Professional Celebrants is the best choice you could make if you want to become a Celebrant.  

The training material is brilliant and definitely everything you need. Also additional information, videos, templates are given in addition to your training manual which is a real life saver to get you started on your journey as a Celebrant.

The programme was well delivered and the exercises given were excellent to help you get over your fear and be able to deliver a full ceremony.

Everyone that has or is training with APC is in a support group and nobody is precious about what they are doing to get business and support each other, like I have never seen before. The Support that Stuart and Cate give to each person is prompt and like gold dust, helping you get business and knowing how to cross the hurdles as they arrive.

Thank you to both Stuart and Cate for this amazing journey that I have just started.

- Maria, APC Graduate

Our training will result in sharp shifts in your confidence.

And enable you to create and deliver outstanding ceremonies that are truly memorable.

Our past GRADUATES say it best


I did my research and APC had some great reviews – and they didn’t fail to deliver. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted by Stuart with a great big smile and a warm welcome.

Our group was a full course and we all got on superbly well! Stuart’s approach was personable, patient and engaging. Nothing was too much trouble for him. As well as group feedback, we had the opportunity for one to one feedback too which was hugely beneficial. I have no doubt that Stuart would be an inspirational mentor.

His ability to relate to situations is second to none and I found him a pleasure to learn from. I highly recommend APC as a credible and reliable training provider.

- Thomas, APC Graduate

WHEN YOU COMPLETE your TRAINING


We will send a FREE press release to your local newspaper of choice publishing your success

 (If you wish)


A framed Certificate of Distinction in Celebrancy which is recommended and recognised throughout the funeral and wedding industry


Full A.P.C Membership


Become part of our UK network of celebrants where you can converse and share experiences through our closed online platforms. Access to our podcasts that we record for our past students


Unlimited aftercare, ongoing telephone and email support from A.P.C


Once you have decided on your branding ideas and colours, we will design your own unique celebrant logo and business cards to make you shine and stand out from the crowd

100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days

If you felt we did not meet your expectations within the first 30 days of buying and starting your training with A.P.C, please let us know within this time frame and we will offer a full refund, taking into account how much of the course and training materials you have undertook and completed with us.

A.P.C offers one of a kind celebrant training across the UK Are you ready to make the change?