Refresher Training for Celebrants
THE GOLD STANDARD
The Celebrant Circle is delighted to introduce our 3-Day ‘Winning at Weddings’ Celebrant Training course.
This intensive training is designed for Professional Celebrants who wish to update and enhance their skillset and firmly establish their name and business on the lucrative weddings market. It’s designed to assist students who trained online - or via remote-learning - and who would love the opportunity to re-boot their confidence and experience ‘hands-on’ learning with experienced Celebrants and Celebrant Trainers.
The course would also suit Funeral Celebrants who would like to extend their portfolio to include Wedding and Family Celebrancy.
We extend a warm welcome ALL Professional Celebrants who would like to join this course – regardless of organisation, affiliation or previous training.
The course syllabus will include sessions on a variety of subjects, ranging from finding and capturing clients and working with them to plan, design and deliver a variety of bespoke Wedding Ceremonies and Vow Renewals, all the way through to follow ups and networking with other industry professionals.
Our training days are packed with fantastic content and all your training materials are provided on the course. You’ll work individually and in groups and - with the help of your trainers - will get the opportunity to experiment, experience and practice a range of beautiful rituals and unique ceremony enhancements.
On day three, we’ll shift the focus to Wedding Business Planning. With our proven expertise and experience in marketing - and Nikki’s amazing social media savvy - we’ll take a deep dive into identifying and celebrating your unique brand to ‘sell’ yourself as a fabulous Wedding Celebrant. We’ll re-vamp and revitalise your enthusiasm for this wonderful profession, and get you fired up, wedding-ready, and set to launch your wedding business with real va va voom!
This course is part of our ‘Gold Standard’ Celebrant Training syllabus and has a proven record of success. It’s delivered by highly experienced Professional Celebrants who are currently working in the U.K. and Europe.
Be prepared for three days of solid, hard work - there’s a LOT to cover but we guarantee you’ll meet some wonderful people, make new Celebrant friends, and have heaps of fun along the way!
Note: We suggest that in order to fully engage with the training, access to an ipad and laptop will be required for certain lessons. A basic knowledge of social media will be beneficial to get the most from our business marketing and promotional sessions.
How to Apply
Please email us giving us your email address, telephone number and details about past training.
We will contact you within three days of receiving your application to arrange an in-person or Zoom meeting with Jaqueline or Nikki from the teaching faculty. You’ll then have the opportunity to discuss the reality of life as a Professional Wedding & Funeral Celebrant, the course requirements, and any additional training needs you may require.
We look forward to meeting you!
Jacqueline is a highly experienced Celebrant and trainer. As an NOCN tutor and assessor, she has trained and mentored over 150 students - helping them to launch their own succesful celebrant careers. Dividing her time between the UK and France, Jacqueline's succesful business sees her conducting weddings and funerals in both countries. An award-winning writer with a 1st Class Honours degree in English and a Diploma in Creative Writing, Jacqueline brings to her teaching a passion for the written and spoken word!
Nikki runs her own successful Celebrant business in both Southern Spain and Sussex. Having run the Sales & Marketing department of a business for 18 years, Nikki shares a wealth of knowledge with her students. As an experienced Celebrant Trainer, she has trained over 100 new Celebrants. Nikki also has specialist knowledge of social media marketing. With a teaching degree and Qualified Teacher Status, Nikki is a specialist in Curriculum Design and Assessment. Asked what her favourite part of being a Celebrant is, she says that it is definitely writing love stories and life stories for couples and families.
The Celebrant Circle was founded in 2021 by Jacqueline Cale and Nikki Kulin who, between them, have trained and mentored over 200 professional Celebrants. The Circle offers the highest standards in Professional Celebrant Training, with ongoing one-to-one mentorship and support once training is complete.
Automatic membership of our Inner Circle community begins immediately after graduation. Students will be welcomed into a knowledgeable, caring, and fun tribe of experienced celebrants ready to offer advice and support. All of our students and members gain access to the weekly Celebrant Surgery, exclusive ceremonial resources, CPD opportunities, members’ discounts and much, much more. Our combination of in-depth training, supportive community and fantastic resources will get your Celebrant business up and running right from the start.
3 days of classroom-based teaching (including lunch and refreshments)
2 nights accommodation (including all meals) in single-occupancy en-suite rooms.
All learning materials and ceremonial props provided
Goody bag from the Celebrant Circle
Follow-up one-to-one support and mentoring session*
CPD and further learning opportunities**
Invitation to join the Celebrant Circle’s country-wide meetups
*One-to-one session must be taken within three months of training
** Inner Circle Members only
Note: this is a fully residential course. Students have the option of choosing not to stay at the training venue – please ask for details
Questions? Call us 0333 577 8700
A Typical Day
Meet for breakfast - or at 0845 for catch-up coffee and buns (obligatory!)
We begin our training days with reflection and consolidation of your previous learning, picking up and expanding on any gaps in your knowledge to consolidate and enhance your understanding of the role. We outline the timetable and sessions for the day and set to work on the day's learning.
All sessions are live and fully interactive, with two trainers present in the room at all times. All of your training materials are provided and we utilise an array of teaching and learning methodologies - from good old-fashioned chalk-and-talk to interactive computer-based learning. We firmly believe that ‘to do is to learn’ and we’ll get you on your feet and actively involved, experimenting and practicing your craft every step of the way!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on the course with tea, coffee and snacks available mid-morning and afternoon.
Afternoon sessions may involve re-visiting ceremony design and planning, creative writing and public speaking. We’ll get you actively involved in role plays to practice how to interview and connect with potential wedding clients to turn those enquiries into firm bookings. The ‘choreography’ of ceremonies will get you on your feet and doing lots of hands-on practice. We’ll look at media and music enhancements to complement your writing skills and consider how you will market yourself as a Professional Wedding Celebrant. We will also take a look at designing unique, micro-ceremonies incorporating beautiful spiritual and esoteric content.
At the end of each day, we reflect on our learning, and you are assigned an evening task to complete and submit prior to arriving the following morning. (Nothing too arduous - we recognise you’ll have worked extremely hard during the day).
Whether the course is fully residential or non-residential, we offer you the opportunity to meet up and socialise with your colleagues and trainers in the evening. This is a great way to wind down, relax and ask all of those niggling questions that may crop up after the training day is complete!
All accommodation and meals are included on our residential courses, as well as pick-ups from the local rail station. If you wish to arrive at the venue on Sunday evening, we offer this additional night as complimentary to our students.
p.s. We recommend that you clear your diary for the evenings during the three days you’re with us. It’s a pretty full-on course and you WILL be tired!
You will be required to write and submit one follow-up assignment for feedback and troubleshooting. This is a stand-alone piece of work and will form part of your one-to-one mentoring session.
Once you've graduated from the course, you are entitled to a 1-hour, mentoring session with your trainer. These sessions must be booked within eight weeks of completing your training and can focus on any aspect of your training, marketing, or celebrant journey.
For more information on any of our courses, please call us on 0333 577 8700.
We look forward to opening ‘The Celebrant Circle’ for you to come in, join us, and experience the industry’s highest level of wedding training, first hand!
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Training with Jacqueline and Nikki was an incredible experience. There was so much to learn but they were incredibly thorough and their insider knowledge of the industry is second to none. There was laughter (and a few tears) as the week progressed but everyone was so supportive. With our shared experience, I made friends for life. One of the best weeks of training ever. Thank you so much.”