Independent Wedding Celebrant

Classroom or Online - NOCN Accredited Syllabus

An amazing two day classroom experience at one of our many locations in the UK.

Whether you choose (classroom or online) you will be given tasks to complete at home. They will include assignments, study and projects, all of which will contribute toward your learning process.

Wedding Service

Wedding Service


  • The difference between a Celebrant, Clergy and Registrar and The Law
  • Wedding Celebration Ceremony (traditional - above left) .. Vow Renewal .. Civil Wedding .. Handfasting (above right)
  • Naming ceremonies
  • Civil Partnership & Same Sex Civil Marriage
  • How to develop a good working relationship with the ‘couple’
  • Learn the technique to discover ‘their personal story’
  • Types of Ceremony - Traditional - Modern - Religious - Sand Ceremony - Rose ceremony - Loving Cup - Wine Ceremony
  • Wedding Etiquette .. The ‘giving away’ of the Bride
  • The Role of the Bride's Father, Maid of Honour, Bridesmaids, Best Man and Groomsmen
  • The Wedding Day: Your Appearance, Timing, Problem solving & last minute check
  • Suitable Locations and Venues
  • Marketing and Advertising (that really works)
  • Professional fees to charge
  • Collecting of a deposit and payment of the balance
  • Voice Projection and protection
  • Public Address Systems
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality & Diversity
  • £5M Public Liability Insurance + £1M Professional Indemnity Insurance

The Legal Aspect: Currently in England and Wales only Registrars and designated religious clergy & officiants can legally complete the paperwork for the marriage documents.  This means that (for the time being) this part remains separate to a Wedding Celebration Ceremony.

Couples arrange to visit their local Register Office to formalise the paperwork at a time convenient to them. Most couples make the arrangements a day or two before and attend wearing ‘jeans and T shirts’ without any guests. We suggest they don't exchange rings before the Registrar. Most wedding guests don’t even realise the legal aspect has been completed earlier, and are always pleasantly surprised at how personal their celebrant led service is!

You will leave your FOIC Training course enthused and confident with regard to meeting the couple, discussing, planning and delivering their special day.

Your classroom experience will either be at Banbury Head Office, or the Hallmark Hotel Conference Room in London (Croydon), Crossroads Hotel Northampton, or Cardiff (Wales). 

FOIC ‘hone’ your presentation to make you outstanding as a celebrant. In the Classroom we also provide ‘Added Value’ learning, skills well above and beyond the NOCN requirement.

Online Training: Celebrants training online MUST attend a classroom location for half a day to demonstrate proof of proficiency in the skills and knowledge learned.

Classroom Dates

Level 3 Certificate Celebrancy in UK (RQF)

You can commence as a Civil Celebrant immediately following this training

Wedding Classroom Training - 2 Days - £440+vat (£528) 

July 6-7th Northampton - (Crossroads Hotel, Weedon Bec, NN7 4PX)
Sept 14-15th Northampton - (Crossroads Hotel, Weedon Bec, NN7 4PX)
Oct 19-20th Leeds - (DoubleTree by Hilton, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, LS1 4BR)
Dec 7-8th Croydon - (Hallmark Hotel, CR9 4LT)

Course Fees include vat.  Mix and match course dates.
NOCN Optional Accreditation Fee £200.

Course Deposits

Funeral Classroom Training - 3 Days - £660+vat (£792)

July 3-5th Northampton - (Crossroads Hotel, Weedon, NN7 4PX) - Course FULL
Sept 11-13th Northampton - (Crossroads Hotel, Weedon, NN7 4PX) - 1 place available £660+vat (£792)
Oct 16-18th Croydon - (Hallmark Hotel, CR9 4LT) - 4 places available £660+vat (£792)
Oct 16-18th Leeds - (DoubleTree by Hilton, Leeds, LS1 4BR) - 4 places available £660+vat (£792)
Nov 6-8th Northampton - (Crossroads Hotel, Weedon, NN7 4PX) - 6 places available £660+vat (£792)
Dec 4-6th Croydon - (Hallmark Hotel, CR9 4LT) - 6 places available £660+vat (£792)

please email your preferred venue and date when paying the deposit

Course Fees include vat.  Mix and match course dates.
NOCN Optional Accreditation Fee £200