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Why do your celebrant training online? Here are 5 reasons…

We get it. There are a lot of factors to consider when you’re looking at celebrant training. One of the things that we know can be particularly tricky is deciding between face to face and online celebrant training. 

Of course, face to face training is great but it does bring with it complications of geography, travel, accommodation, cost and timing (and of course Covid is rather playing havoc with any in-person plans for the forseeable future). 

We’ve designed our online celebrant training course to bring you lots of the benefits of face to face training combined with all the convenience of doing it online. 

So why should you consider doing your celebrant training online? Well, here are 5 good reasons to start with…

Connection with others

We know that some people worry that online celebrant training might feel lonely and lacking in the connection you would feel in a physical space. We’ve designed our course to give you plenty of opportunity to engage with your fellow trainees through our twice-weekly Zoom tutorials, our lively Facebook group and the discussion tabs within the course itself. And you will be able to connect with other celebrants-in-training from all over the world – not just the ones who live closest to where the course is happening. 

You’ll also be able to connect with Natasha and I on a regular basis through these channels, meaning that if you have a burning question, help and support is always close at hand!

Flexibility

One of the best reasons to do your celebrant training online is the flexibility it gives you over your learning. You don’t need accommodation, you don’t need to travel and you can fit your training around other work or life commitments. 

Our Celebrants Collective Wedding Celebrant Training Course is structured in a way that means you have bags of flexibility. You can start at any time you can choose the pace at which you learn. If you want to set aside a week or so to deep dive into the course, that’s great, or you can spread it out over a few months if you only have one evening a week, for example. It’s completely up to you and there’s no pressure. We encourage you to set your own goals and we help you to stick to them too, with our accountability threads and weekly progress emails.

Content to suit your learning style

How do you learn best? Some people like to read, some prefer audio content, some video… In our course, all the lessons include a video, text and audio, so you can choose to learn in your preferred style. But of course it’s not just a case of ‘taking it all it’ – there’s a good deal of ‘doing’ too. Most of the lessons include extension tasks which give you things to find out, think about or create, and you can compare notes with and get further inspiration from your fellow trainees in the Facebook Group or on the group tutorials. 

Assignments and feedback

As well as the extension tasks, our course includes three assignments you will need to complete to a satisfactory level in order to be certified as a Celebrants Collective Wedding Celebrant. But don’t worry – we’re not asking for you to write a dissertation! These assignments give you the opportunity to put your new-found skills (plus your existing experience) together and to start to create ceremony without the pressure of doing your first for a real-life couple. 

Again, the beauty of doing your celebrant training online is that you don’t have to cram this assignment into one night after a whole day of learning – you can let your creativity get to work at its own pace.

We’ll give you feedback on what you did really well as well as giving you suggestions about how to make it even better in the future, so when you do meet up with that real-life couple, you’ll feel confident in your ceremony creating abilities.

Access to the material

There’s a lot to take in when you’re training to become a celebrant and it wouldn’t be realistic to expect you to remember every detail! There will inevitably be moments when you want to refer back to your training, even years after you completed it.

You get lifetime access to our course, meaning that for as long as the course is running (this will be a looooong time!) you will be able to benefit from all its content. And you’ll be able to see any additions or updates too, so you’ll always have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips.

Does all this sound good? Download our application form now – we’d love to have you along!

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Claire Bradford

About the author

Claire is an award-winning celebrant and trainer who gets ridiculously excited about creating rites of passage ceremonies that tell great stories and reflect the people they’re about. As co-director of awesomeness and celebrant training for the Celebrants Collective, she also gets ridiculously excited about training people to do the best job in the world. (Actually, it would be fair to say that Claire has a tendency to get ridiculously excited about all sorts of things, including chocolate, Kung-Fu, 80s pop music and a well-brewed cup of tea, but that’s another story…) Claire is lucky enough to live by the seaside in sunny Worthing, on the south coast of England, with the gorgeous Team Bradford and their ‘fragrant’ rescue dog, Stanley.

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