Recommended Training Courses

For those who apply for AOIC Membership within 3 months of having passed either of the courses listed below, the AOIC will not charge the administration fee of £50 and in addition will grant membership with a discount of £100. This discounted membership will apply for the first 12 months of your AOIC membership

Mountain Celebrations
The AOIC are pleased to recommend the MOUNTAIN CELEBRATIONS LTD in partnership with MVRRS training courses

Funeral Celebrancy Training Level 3 Certificate £1,200 & Diploma £1,500
Three day class room based course
• Three day practical on the job training
• 381 guided learning hours of assessments for Diploma
• 129 guided learning hours of assessments for certificate
• Level 4 certificate in Funerals for babies and children 29 guided learning hours

Wedding, Naming & Family Celebrancy Course
NOCN QCF Level 3 Diploma £950

The Next course for Weddings and Naming Ceremonies is on 7th & 8th November 2016

Course to be in two stages for completion of Diploma

Course to include:
2 Day classroom based
Distance learning via email

Course will include:
Being a Celebrant
Wedding Blessings
Sand Ceremony
Celtic Handfasting
Unity Candles
Crowning Ceremony
Jumping the Broom Ceremony
American Salt Ceremony
Naming Ceremony

You will be required to complete assessments and tasks outside of the classroom environment and submit your work via email. Your work must be submitted within six months to obtain your diploma.

Venue for course is MVRRS Ltd
Address – Caradog House, Cleppa Park, The Avenue, Duffryn, Newport NP10 8UG

Parking is available free of charge and Lunch is included.

For those who train to become a Funeral Celebrant with Mountain Celebrations Ltd will be offered a £250 discount on their Wedding/Naming/Family Celebrant Course this course.

Assessments for these course are on a pass or fail there will be no refund for those who do not pass or do not complete the learning schedule – however there will be mentoring and online guidance for those who need that little extra help – these courses are adult learning courses and you are responsible for you own working schedule the maximum time frame for completion is 18 months.

Both courses are QCF – NOCN and AGORED accredited and will be constantly monitored by a professional training company to make sure that all standards are met.

MVRRSAll training will take place at:
Caradog House
Cleppa Park
NP10 8UG


Civil Ceremonies


Funeral Celebrancy Training
The AOIC are pleased to recommend:

The Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy (QCF) and the Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy: Naming and Couples Celebrancy (QCF)

Skills Funding AgencyThis training is offered by Civil Ceremonies Ltd, who founded these national qualifications and have trained hundreds of celebrants from all over the UK since 2002. Civil Ceremonies are a certified training centre for NOCN and One Awards and have a direct loan facility for both courses with the Skills Funding Agency.

Fees for self -funded learners are £1850 + vat for the funeral celebrancy Diploma and £1,500 + vat (inc due 2017) for the Naming and Couples’ Diploma.

Advanced Learner LoanGovernment funding is also available in the form of an Advanced Learner Loan (available if you are 19 or older and have been resident in the UK for 3 years. No upper age limit and loans are not means tested).

The Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy has 54 credits, 17 units and 380 guided learning hours.

The Diploma in Naming and Couples’ Celebrancy has 13 units, 41 credits and 287 guided learning hours with comprehensive training in Naming Ceremonies, Wedding Celebration Ceremonies, Renewal of Marriage Vows, Commitment and other couple ceremonies.

Fees include: All residential course accommodation, meals and refreshments, full assessment, registration and certification with awarding body, distance learning workbook, residential course manual, electronic and hard copy versions of published anthology of poems and readings, ceremony wording resource and materials to help you market your business plus unlimited ongoing support after your training.

For further information:


Call: 01480 276080.

Or look at:

Unit 1, The Shield Office Centre, 186A Station Road, Burton Latimer, Kettering
Northants. NN15 5NT

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