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Highgate House, residential course venue

Residential Training Details

Covid-19 and the residential training course:

We are still taking bookings for training courses although the residential venue is currently closed. Once Covid restrictions are lifted we will resume residential training. If your course cannot take place, we will postpone and discuss new dates with you.


The residential course starts at 2pm on a Monday and ends at 2:45pm on a Friday.


Highgate House sits in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside in the village of Creaton, just seven miles from Northampton town centre. It is a beautiful 17th Century hotel set in 26 acres of grounds. It provides some of the best conference and meeting facilities in the UK and has recently been named a Wedding Industry Awards finalist and we are delighted to be holding our residential training in such a fantastic, flexible venue in a wonderfully peaceful location.

Click here for Highgate House’s website.


Every bedroom at the hotel has ensuite bathroom facilities and some ground floor rooms are available. All bedrooms have TVs and tea and coffee making facilities. Bedding and towels are provided. Wifi is available throughout the site and staff are onsite 24 hours a day. An in-house catering team delivers a wide range of refreshments and meals including a hot and cold buffet lunch and a 2 course table served dinner is provided. All dietary requirements are catered for.

Joining Instructions
We always send full joining instructions in advance of a course. This will include any maps, details of anything you need to bring with you and full details of the residential accommodation.

Dietary and other special requirements
We try very hard to accommodate everyone fully on our courses. Please advise us of any dietary or other additional requirements or possible learning difficulties in advance and we will do everything we can to make arrangements for you.

Please note:

  • Use of a laptop and a memory stick/USB is essential on the course, please call us if you are unable to bring one with you.
  • Courses have a maximum of 12 trainees attending.
  • The training is very popular and early booking is recommended.
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        IT Skills you will need both during your training and working as a celebrant

        Do you have the following skills:

        1. Ability in creating, naming, using, saving and retrieving files and folders.
        2. Familiarity with using your version of Word (or similar software).
        3. Understanding of toolbars and icons.
        4. Ability to copy and paste sections of text.
        5. An understanding of ‘track changes’ and how to use this function.
        6. Ability to bold, underline and italicise text.
        7. Be able to change font type, size and colour.
        8. Ability to centre text in the middle of a page and right and left justify it.
        9. Be able to alter line spacing in a document and insert a page break.
        10. Be able to use the undo and redo functions.
        11. Understand how the tab key works.
        12. Ability to use headers and footers, bullet points and numbering
        13. Understanding of the difference between ‘Save’ and ‘Save As’.

        If you said ‘yes’ to all of the above then you have good basic skills.

        If you have answered ‘no’ to any of the above then you will need to improve your basic skills before starting the course. This can be done in a few hours by using one or more of the free online tutorials available on the internet.