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Training Feedback from Naming and Couples Celebrants

A great course! Huge amounts to learn. Samantha Steed – Aug 2020

Feedback was absolutely incredible, the time and effort the team spent on reviewing videos etc. was really appreciated, the feedback helped me improve. Yvette Squire – Aug 2020

This course has given me structure, discipline and organisation. I‘ve found my voice. I’ve had fun. The venue is amazing. The course was challenging but I embraced it, and within 5 days I can deliver a wedding and a naming ceremony using the foundation that has been given to me. Thank you to all the tutors for their encouragement and for believing in me – Dinah Pemberton – March 2020

I really enjoyed the course. I learned an enormous amount and I feel I have grown in confidence. I also felt that my tutors were incredibly supportive and would continue to be so. The course is densely packed, with much to learn and sometimes I found the deadlines tight and the days long, but to be fair, given the time we have I don’t know how this could be improved. I am incredibly proud to have been part of this learning experience. The people I have met are now friends and they are all exceptionally talented. Thank you so much for helping me achieve my goal – to make my dream of becoming a Celebrant a reality – Dee Dunphy – July 2019

Thank you for an amazing experience. We are lucky to have a training resource such as Civil Ceremonies, especially at this point in time as the law is catching up with the 21st century! I’m not alone in thinking we are at a juncture within our profession as celebrants. It feels like a window of opportunity to position ourselves in the best possible place. This I believe wouldn’t be possible without the qualification and expertise you provide at Civil Ceremonies. Yourself and the tutors on the course were amazing!! You are all so supportive and knowledgeable. Thank you again for an experience “worth remembering” and one that in fact I will never forget – Mike Norbury – July 2019

Learnt A LOT! Felt incredibly supported by everyone – all tutors and my fellow participants. Will be super super proud if I pass. Loved the writing part, so reaffirmed my wish to try and make a success in this world. Thank you for everything – Jane Briers – March 2019

I cannot believe how much I have learnt. I have gone from dreading writing up a script to quite enjoying it. The trainers have been quite exceptional. I feel I can say this with a degree of professionalism as I am a trainer. Tutors were kind, thoughtful and very understanding. Thank you so much for quite an exceptional week. I have learnt more than I ever thought possible and age is no barrier! Angie Phillips – February 2019.

I just wanted to let you know how wonderful it was to attend the Naming and Couples course. It challenged me so much and bought me out of my comfort zone. I dug deep and surprised myself at what I achieved. This I put down to the expert tuition from yourself and the others, which was delivered beautifully. The coursework prior to attending the residential course made me think and I have learned so much from every part of the course. This qualification is going to change so much for me. My absolute sincere thanks for the opportunity. I am going to embrace being a Celebrant wholeheartedly! – Bev Bennett – January 2019

Dear Anne, Jill & Emily (and all the other members who make your training so brilliant!) I completed my Couples and Naming course with you back in October ‘18. Whilst I found the course hard going at the time I left feeling “ready” and knowledgeable about the new career path I had chosen.

I can now tell you that I have led my first baby naming and my first wedding celebration in the last few weeks and I loved every minute of it. I wrote and delivered both with a confidence that I can only put down to your terrific training! I cannot tell you how delighted I am to have 3 more ceremonies (which I am currently writing) and another 2 consultations in the diary for ceremonies this summer.

A huge thank you to you all for everything that you do! – Kelly Hawes – October 2018

I am quite sure that we will all be better, more confident celebrants knowing that you and Civil Ceremonies are there to help and support us. I’m still grinning from ear to ear and can’t wait to get cracking. Debbie Harbotts – July 2017.

I have loved this course! The trainers are so supportive and professional. I personally loved the structure of the course, it is very well thought out. I feel equipped to begin conducting Celebrant work immediately. I am raring to go! Rachel McCallum – October 2017.

I have really enjoyed the course and the resources, practical demonstrations and role play have been very helpful. Course resources are brilliant, everything we need to get started. The whole course was well put together and the role playing and delivery exercises were invaluable. Feedback was very good and constructive. Thank you all for a brilliant week! – Kailah Eglington Oct 2017

The course delivered on all levels. I turned up nervous and wondering if the work was right for me – then left feeling informed, enthusiastic and confident that and that I could go straight out and meet couples, create their ceremony and deliver it. The information was all there and tutors answered questions all through the week, even out of hours. It was nice to have them at the venue eating with us and being around. The week was intensive and tiring but I cannot fault this course, the venue, content or delivery. I chose this course because of its high standards. Deborah Tomlinson – April 2017.

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