Welcome to Fellowship of Independent Celebrants

Celebrant Training That Really Works!

FOIC provide Civil Celebrant Training to discerning people in a warm, friendly and professional environment while helping them feel supported and equip them to officiate celebration ceremonies and make a difference to bereaved families at their time of need.

Traditional Classroom Training RETURNS September 2021 😁

FOIC celebrants are trained to understand modern wedding trends in order to attract couples, and our up-to-date training (with regard to the funeral business) includes cremation by fire, cremation by water, burial, internment & scattering of ashes and memorial services.

FOIC offer Celebrant training in the traditional classroom in addition to online training (using zoom).

Whichever method you choose we provide a mixture of video tutorials, practical work, 1-2-1 sessions, detailed workbooks, assessments, and training that upon successful completion, will give you the backing of a National Qualification recognised by the UK Government.

  • * You will be taught how to prepare and conduct ceremonies for all occasions
  • * You will learn how to manage your Funeral and/or Wedding Celebrant business.
  • * To stand out from the crowd you will be shown how to promote and market your services.
  • * You will learn the skills required to be a Funeral and Wedding Celebrant.
  • * You are trained to a UK National Qualification standard - not International, Australian or American!
  • * You will be leaving with the skills required to be a Wedding and/or Funeral Celebrant.
  • * You have the choice between Certificate and Diploma level
  • * You have the choice between Classroom or Online (Distance Learning Training).

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  • FOIC is an organisation that trains Celebrants to a very high standard in the industry.
  • FOIC in partnership with NOCN Level 3 ‘Certificate’ & ‘Diploma’ UK Qualifications
  • FOIC are passionate about ceremony and ritual (Celebrations, Weddings and Funerals)
  • FOIC provide Continual Learning Development with regular webinars and workshops
  • FOIC regularly arrange 'Regional Meetings' - mini training sessions + speakers (guests welcome by invitation)
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  • NO OTHER TRAINING PROVIDER Offers The Same (or even close) as FOIC.
    That's a Fact!

 


 

6 DAY NOCN Level 3 Certificate 'UK Celebrancy in UK' (RQF)

Traditional Classroom AS WELL AS Virtual Classroom using Zoom

Intensive sessions - LIVE - from the comfort of your home or office

ZOOM August 2-4th Funeral Training - £995 3places available
ZOOM August 9-11th Wedding Training - £995 :: Both together £1,750 incl Accreditation 3 places available
NOCN Accreditation modules commence following the above FOIC Training

*** RETURN TO TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM TRAINING ***

September 6-8th Funeral Training - Stratford upon Avon - £1,580 3 places available
September 13-15th Wedding Training - £1,580 :: Book Both together £2,850 incl Accreditation 
Includes Hotel Accom for 3 days (from Sunday evening) with Breakfast & lunch.

ZOOM September 20-22nd  Funeral Training on ZOOM - £995 
ZOOM September 27-29th Wedding Training on ZOOM - £995 :: Both together £1,750 incl Accreditation 
NOCN Accreditation modules commence following the above FOIC Training

October 4th-6th Funeral Training - Stratford upon Avon - £1,580 6 places available
October 11th-13th Wedding Training - £1,580 :: Book Both together £2,850 incl Accreditation 
Includes Hotel Accom for 3 days (from Sunday evening) with Breakfast & lunch.

ZOOM October 18-20th  Funeral Training on ZOOM - £995 
ZOOM October 25-27th Wedding Training on ZOOM - £995 :: Both together £1,750 incl Accreditation 
NOCN Accreditation modules commence following the above FOIC Training

November 1st-3rd Funeral Training - Stratford upon Avon - £1,580 6 places available
November 8th-10th Wedding Training - £1,580 :: Book Both together £2,850 incl Accreditation 
Includes Hotel Accom for 3 days (from Sunday evening) with Breakfast & lunch.

December 6-8th Funeral Training - Stratford upon Avon - £1,580 6 places available
December13-15th Wedding Training - £1,580 :: Book Both together £2,850 incl Accreditation 
Includes Hotel Accom for 3 days (from Sunday evening) with Breakfast & lunch.

(you must combine the Funeral & Wedding Course
to gain the NOCN Level 3 Accreditation 'Celebrancy in the UK').

You can commence as a Civil Funeral Celebrant immediately following this training

ONLINE Distance Learning TRAINING - START TODAY!

FOIC are Totally Transparent. A proven record of 'walking the walk'
We regularly arrange regional meetings and continual development workshops. Does any other celebrant training organisation offer this?

FOIC provide ongoing mentoring, again free of charge.
FOIC are at the cutting edge of the celebrant industry.

Come and MEET Celebrants at our next National Meeting. 
Take a Look - Be Our Guest!
Check the link above for details of our next meeting/s

Our meetings are always interesting, varied and informative.

You will have the opportunity to talk to FOIC celebrants and then make an educated decision as to whether FOIC is the best training provider option for you.


The Fee to join the Level 3 DIPLOMA in Funeral Celebrancy (RQF) - £1,995 total fee.
540 Total Qualification Time (guided learning hours) including three days foundation training and a further two days in the classroom near completion of training.
NOCN Accreditation modules commence following the above FOIC Training

The Fee to join the Level 3 DIPLOMA in Celebrancy: Naming & Couples (RQF) - £1,995 total fee. 
410 Total Qualification Time (guided learning hours) including two days foundation training and a further two days in the classroom near completion of training.
NOCN Accreditation modules commence following the above FOIC Training


“The energy and enthusiasm from all who are involved in FOIC is incredible;  David is the catalyst and one just can't help but be inspired by his energy and commitment to what he does.”   Karen Spencer
“Dear David, I led my first baby funeral service yesterday. Your training meant that I was able to go to the family meeting feel calmer and was in a position to offer proper and full support. Leading the service was the single most rewarding thing I've done in my life. Thanks for your steady hand, wisdom and advice during our training session. Little xxxxx passed away aged just one day but he got the loving service he deserved and that his parents deeply needed. Best wishes and thanks again.”   Kathryn S.
“Just wanted to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to yourself and Amanda. I thought the training was very thorough and the passion and compassion you both have for the work you do really shines through… It is also infectious!”  Helen Pollitside
 


What is a Celebrant? - FOIC Celebrant Lizzie Barka's response...

If someone asks "What do you do?"
Tell them you inspire/support/love/cherish/create/bring joy and comfort to people's lives by exploring ritual and ceremony - that's what 'BEING A CELEBRANT' is.

 

Can I become a FOIC Independent Civil Celebrant?

There are no legal requirements to becoming a celebrant, but in our experience we find that if you have the following, you will be a popular celebrant … anywhere in the world!

  • Smart appearance. Dress correctly appearing professional at all times
  • Good interaction skills with people. People ‘buy from people’
  • Sensitive to everyone - regardless of their culture, faith, belief or religion
  • Ability to understand English and write & speak using correct grammar
  • Computer skills – email, Google and Word Processing
  • Clear diction. A good speaking voice. Confident when speaking to groups of people
  • Pleasing personality
  • Confidence in leadership
  • Ability to prepare and follow a script
  • Own transportation
  • Access to a computer, printer & phone

Who are FOIC?  Read about the Team here

The FOIC is privately owned company with its head office in Oxfordshire committed to the development, growth and training in celebrancy to the highest standards.

FOIC hold a national accreditation to an Ofqual awarding body, the National Open College Network (NOCN).


Just want to say how excellent the Banbury training was. It far exceeded my expectations and has left me feeling very excited about the future. I want to put my new found skills into practice as soon as possible and cant wait. Steve G (Funeral Director)


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