CTS 4 Day Certificate in Couple & Family Celebrancy
Are you considering a career in Couple & Family Celebrancy? Are you looking for a quality training course that will teach you all you need to know about being a Couple & Family Celebrant in the UK?
The CTS (Celebrant Training Scotland) Certificate in Couple & Family Celebrancy will provide all the teachings, tools and techniques required to be a Celebrant. This is an intensive 4-Day Classroom based course that is designed to walk students through all the aspects of Couple & Family Celebrancy in the UK.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRAINING IS DESIGNED TO TEACH YOU THE CEREMONIAL ASPECTS OF A WEDDING. IT WILL NOT GIVE STUDENTS AUTHORISATION TO CONDUCT THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF MARRIAGES IN SCOTLAND (OR THE REST OF THE UK). IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO SOLEMNISE A MARRIAGE IN SCOTLAND, YOU MUST BE AFFILIATED TO AND/OR SUPPORTED BY A RELIGIOUS BODY OR BELIEF ORGANISATION SUCH AS INTERFAITH, HUMANIST OR PAGAN AMONGST OTHERS.
CPS 4 Day Certificate in Couple & Family Celebrancy
Fee = £795
(maximum 8 students)
7th – 10th September 2020
Venue: TBD (Stirling)
For a list of accommodation near to the venue, please click here.
Topics Covered on the 4 Day Certificate in Couple & Family Celebrancy:
(topics subject to change)
Day 1 – Practicalities of Being a Celebrant
Overview of Civil Celebrancy in the UK
Legalities of Ceremonies
Using Technology – Music/ Photo Slideshows/Microphones/ Licences
What makes a Good Celebrant? What makes a Great Celebrant? (Funeral Directors Survey)
Religion/ Spirituality/ Interfaith/ Humanism
CTS Best Practice
Making it Yours
Day 2 – Ceremonies
The Power of Ceremony
Structure of a Ceremony
Renewal of Vows Ceremonies
Baby Naming Ceremonies
Other Types of Ceremonies: Divorce/ Healing/ Blended Family/ Adoption
Rituals (Handfasting, Quaich, Sand Ceremony, Unity Ceremonies etc)
Materials and Resources
Readings and Poetry
Day 3 – Writing & Delivering
Meeting Couples & Families
Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence Skills
Ceremony Planning & Communications
Client Q & A
Professional Speaking Skills
Holding a Space
When Things Go Wrong (and they will!)
Day 4 – Business Skills
Running a Wedding & Family Celebrancy Business
Marketing & Advertising
Tax and NI
Public Liability Insurance
Pricing your Ceremonies
Appearance & Branding
Importance of Good Communication in Business
Creating a Business Plan for the Future
Disclosure/ GDPR/ Insurance/ Supervision/Professional Memberships/ CPD
Networking & Support
Family Celebrant Interview Checklists
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What Do I need to Join the Course?
While there are no formal qualifications required to be a Celebrant in the UK, there are a number of important attributes that are required:
A willingness to learn
Good listening skills
Good communication skills
Good writing skills
Excellent organisational skills
A good speaking voice
A genuine interest in people
Ability to use a computer and email
Good interview skills
Course Tutor: Lindy Irving
4-Day CPS Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy Fee = £795
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The course is held in Stirling town centre and runs from 9am till 5.30pm with breaks for lunch and dinner.
1. Will I be able to legally conduct weddings following the training?
No, the training will not permit you to legally conduct weddings in Scotland. In order to be able to solemnise a marriage you must be affiliated to and/or supported by a religious body or belief organisation such as Interfaith, Humanist or Pagan amongst others.
2. Is the training accredited?
At present the training is not accredited. However, there is no current requirement for Wedding & Family Celebrants to be accredited.
3. Do I need any qualifications to become a student on the course?
There are no formal qualifications needed, but there are a number of personal qualities that are desired. See these listed above.
4. Is Travel & Accommodation provided on the course?
Travel & Accommodation in not provided in the course fee.
5. Are Training Materials provided?
Yes, you will be provided with a Course Workbook and all session notes.
6. Can I record the course sessions.
Audio & Video Recording are not permitted.
7. Will there be any pre-course work?
Yes! There will be a number of pre-course Skype sessions to begin looking at some of the course material. These are planned for September 2019.
8. Will there be ongoing support for Celebrant?
Yes, as well as online resources and regular CPD Sessions, students can email or phone for any advice related to their training.
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