Marriage Celebrant Essentialsstarting 19 January (Online)
This very popular, on-line, short course provides all the essentials for starting out on the right foot as a marriage celebrant. It ensures a thorough knowledge of the legalities imposed by the Marriage Act and recent changes affecting celebrants. You will be well set up for applying or renewing your appointment with BDM, and dealing with the tricky legal questions that invariably arise in a public role. You will learn about designing ceremonies at the simpler end of the spectrum. This course typically fills up, so enrol early if you want to be ready for the next wedding season. Those interested in crafting fully-personalised ceremonies will be invited to continue into our more advanced module Marriage Celebrant Mastery.
Wednesday 19 January: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Wednesday 26 January: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Wednesday 2 February: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Ceremony and Celebration – Foundation Course12/13 & 19/20 February (all dates online)
This is recommended as the first course to undertake for the Certificate in Celebrant Studies (although other entry points are permitted). It establishes a firm understanding of the nature of ceremony and ritual and the role of the celebrant in Aotearoa-New Zealand, builds essential writing and delivery skills, and provides a framework for the planning and design of a broad range of contemporary ceremonies .