Training with Civil Ceremonies Ltd

 National qualifications... your guarantee of the

highest level training


Civil Ceremonies is incredibly proud to not only have achieved the Ofsted Grade of Outstanding, the highest possible, but we are also the first ever company to achieve this grade as a ‘loans-only’ provider in the UK.

This means that that we have been thoroughly assessed by the Ofsted so you can be assure that the training you will receive is at the highest possible standard. 

View our Ofsted report here:

The celebrants we have trained and qualified are creating positive change in the way ceremonies are conducted in the UK today. You will become immersed in a comprehensive learning experience that has been designed to prepare you for a successful new career in a growing profession.

Civil Ceremonies Ltd have specialised in celebrancy training since we were founded in 2002 and have developed our courses to a very high level in the last 16 years. Creating and delivering ceremonies, whether a funeral or a naming or a couple ceremony, is a big responsibility and requires in-depth training. Therefore the training we offer is not available in a shortened format or by distance learning alone, neither is it combined with any other qualifications or courses.

Remember that the training you will receive is the very best possible, the qualifications are the highest available. You will be able to promote your services in the total confidence that you have been trained and fully assessed as competent to conduct ceremonies and provide a high quality service to your clients. 

Civil Ceremonies Ltd is both a NOCN and a One Awards Recognised Learning Centre, providing training to a nationally recognised standard.

Our Funeral Celebrancy course won a Regional National Training Award in 2008. In 2014 we achieved the Matrix Accreditation Award, having been thoroughly externally assessed for the advice, support and guidance that we give learners.

One Awards recognised the quality of our training when in 2014 they awarded us with several achievement awards including winners in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Learning’ category. 


 Our Training Philosophy

Our philosophy is very simple. We believe in providing five key elements in all our training courses:

1.    To provide delegates with all the highest possible level of knowledge and skills.

2.    To issue high quality course materials which are easy to digest and can be used for reference after the course.

3. To provide you with as practical an experience as possible

4.  To provide excellent value for money.

5.  Ongoing support - we are always there to help you after your training.

Training venues

Our courses are either delivered at our own, easily accessible, training facility at our offices near Kettering in Northamptonshire, in house at your own venue or at the wonderful Highgate House, Creaton, Northants

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 any 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 special needs or possible learning difficulties in advance and we will do everything we can to make arrangements for you.

For more information see 'About Us'



Advanced Learner Loans Available
Advanced Learner Loans Available
You can now apply for a loan for each of the NOCN Level 3 Diplomas.

Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.
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