Celebrant Course

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It's fantastic. I have already been recommending you to other people.
Christian, Gwynedd, UK
“It is a very good course with good tutors. The team in the office are very friendly and helpful too should you have any problems.”
Fiona, UK
It's an excellent course with lots of variety and very good value for money.
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“Go for it, it is fantastic!”
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The 11 Modules

Module 1. Welcome

  • What is a professional celebrant?
  • The skills you will need as a celebrant
  • Service providers you will need to know
  • Clients may come from different cultures
  • Writing a script

Module 2. Your skills as a celebrant

  • The skills and qualities of a celebrant
  • Systems for being organised
  • Ways to improve your communication and presentation skills
  • Developing your computer skills

Module 3. Being a wedding celebrant

  • The celebrant’s role at a wedding
  • Meeting your clients and identifying their needs
  • Being aware of different wedding traditions around the world
  • Examples of wedding scripts
  • Your wedding checklist

Module 4. Being a family celebrant

  • What is a family celebrant?
  • Welcoming a child with a naming ceremony
  • How to officiate at an adoption ceremony
  • Examples of wedding scripts
  • The importance of family in a divorce-healing ceremony

Module 5. Being a funeral celebrant

  • Being a funeral celebrant
  • How to communicate with the family as a funeral celebrant
  • What are some of the different funeral traditions
  • What are some of the different funeral traditions

Module 6. How to improve communication skills

  • The different types of body language we show
  • Building relationships with clients and service providers
  • Developing your communication skills
  • Improving your interpersonal skills

Module 7. Writing a service

  • Writing a service
  • Improving your writing skills
  • Example of a wedding script
  • Example of a funeral script
  • Example of a naming ceremony script

Module 8. Planning and presenting the ceremony

  • Planning and presenting the ceremony
  • Structures and systems for organisation and timing in the ceremony
  • Example of a timed funeral plan
  • Considerations to make when planning a wedding
  • Your fees
  • Presenting certificates

Module 9. Planning a business

  • Starting work as a celebrant
  • Why you need a business plan
  • Your short and long term goals
  • Defining your style
  • Your first meeting with your client
  • Getting feedback

Module 10. Marketing your celebrancy practice

  • The different ways to market your business
  • Creating a website
  • Methods of networking
  • Publishing promotional material
  • Where to advertise
  • Using social media as a marketing tool
  • Thinking outside the box

Module 11. Managing your money and staying legal

  • How much should you charge?
  • Getting paid
  • Keeping client files
  • The form of your practice
  • Your business name
  • Keeping the books, your accountant
  • Paying tax
  • Getting the right insurance
  • Liaising with other professionals