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Skills Naming and Couples Celebrants Need

Celebrants conducting ceremonies for families and couples always love their work! They work on a self-employed basis and training on self-employment is included in the course.

Celebrants need to be able to form good working relationships with other industry professionals and have the ability to develop and maintain local networks. There are no specific requirements for the course in terms of academic qualifications, but you will certainly need good literary skills, self-confidence and interpersonal skills.

The following is a list of the personal qualities, attributes and skills you will need to become a successful Celebrant:

• Good literary and writing skills with the ability to write concisely, grammatically and effectively.
• A good public speaking voice and the confidence to speak to groups of people from two to several hundred.
• Smart appearance.
• A mature, calm, reassuring manner.
• Sensitive interviewing skills.
• Availability at weekends, when ceremonies may be required.
• A genuine interest in providing a quality service and improving the choice and quality of ceremonies.
• Access to, and ability to use, email is essential.
• Use of a computer and confident word processing skills, with good experience of using Microsoft Word (or similar package) and a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel or similar. If you are concerned about your IT skills, then click below for a more detailed list of requirements.

VIEW THE REQUIRED IT SKILLS LIST
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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.