Our Diploma in Advanced Celebrancy and Ritual is a rigorous and life-changing course in all aspects of celebrancy and rituals across all rites of passage.

It is taught by Veronika and Paul Robinson. Together they bring rich and varied real-life industry experiences and knowledge to ensure that you receive the best possible training, and that you’ll be confident when starting your new career.


Heart-led Celebrants is a dynamic movement of autonomous independent celebrants who have been certified by Heart-led Ceremonies Celebrant Training. They are certified to rigorous standards in order to exemplify best-practice celebrancy. A Heart-led Celebrant creates, writes and officiates beautiful ceremonies with integrity, acceptance and creativity.

Celebrants who feature the Heart-led Celebrants logo are certified, and have professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

Heart-led Ceremonies Celebrant Training is creative, practical, inspiring and thought-provoking (and for some people, completely life changing), but it also involves a huge level of commitment from the celebrant-in-training not only during the face-to-face training but afterwards with ongoing tuition.

Unlike some training organisations, our certificates and diplomas are issued on aptitude not attendance. This guarantees that our graduates become working celebrants of the highest professional standard in the industry. We make no apologies for our high standards as we take the role of celebrancy seriously, and we honour the fact that grieving families are vulnerable, and that all ceremonies will be remembered by the client.

Regardless of the type of ceremony you wish to create and officiate, we expect a high level of professionalism from all our graduates. This begins with the commitment they bring to their training.


Diploma in Advanced Celebrancy and Ritual
(This includes foundational content of the Certificate in Celebrancy PLUS covers all rites of passage/human transitions and bespoke ritual creation, narration and choreography)

Starts with FIVE days initial training
(Face-to-face training here in Cumbria from 9am to 5pm each day


Three hours on Zoom each day followed by independent learning and course work for the rest of each day.)


One-to-one tuition in celebrancy with Veronika Robinson (Funerals, weddings, namings)
One-to-one voice and presentation coaching with Paul Robinson
Heart-led Ceremonies (book)
Guardians of the Threshold Study Guide
2 years of back issues of The Celebrant magazine
FREE listing on the exclusive Heart-led Celebrants Directory
Monthly group CPD (various aspects of celebrancy)
Ongoing support and script appraisal
One-to-one tuition in other rites of passage
Masterclass: Mastering the eulogy
Masterclass: Mastering the love story
Masterclass: Mastering metaphysical marketing
Masterclass: Mastering a higher heart frequency
Masterclass: Mastering aligned client manifestation
Masterclass: Mastering bespoke rituals (for any rite of passage)
Masterclass: Mastering the use of nature in ceremonies
Copy of The Blessingway Book, Write That Eulogy,Funerals for Children & The Successful Celebrant

The learning outcomes for this course are as for the Certificate in Celebrancy, and also include any and all rites of passage, such as menarche, conscious conception ceremony, blessingways, miscarriage memorial, sagesse (wise crone), new business, divorce healing, parting of the ways, coming of age, inner child, and more.

The ability to create, write and officiate ceremonies for ANY rite of passage

Creative Writing

Word Medicine


Archetypes in Storytelling

Symbols, Rituals and Altars

Ceremonial Herbs

Developing a higher-vibrational heart frequency

Enhancing Intuition

Sacred Connections with Clients

Metaphysical Marketing

The Four Sacred Archetypes of Building Your Celebrancy Brand

Your Tutors:
Veronika Robinson is a highly experienced working celebrant with 28 years of experience. She has had the privilege of officiating in New Zealand, Australia and England where she has written and led all manner of ceremonies, including weddings, handfastings, blessingways, namings, divorce healing, miscarriage memorial, conscious conception, funerals, memorials, interment of ashes, sagesse, menarche, and house blessings.

Veronika has a Masters Degree in Creative Writing, from the University of Cumbria, and is an author (fiction and non-fiction), journalist, public speaker, workshop leader, and metaphysician. Her books for celebrants include: Write That Eulogy; The Blessingway; The Successful Celebrant; Wedding Celebrant Ceremony Planner; Funeral Celebrant Ceremony Planner; Funerals for Children; and upcoming books: The Discrimination-free Celebrant: unravelling our biases and prejudices; Metaphysical Marketing for Celebrants; The Five Elements.


She is honoured to be a celebrant for Gift of a Wedding, a charity which provides weddings for couples where one of them is terminally ill. Veronika is the founder/facilitator of Penrith’s first Death Café which seeks to open up honest discussion around death and dying. She is also an accredited Infant Loss Practitioner and Certified in Suicide Awareness.

Veronika is the editor/owner of The Celebrant magazine, an international publication which seeks to educate and inspire celebrants of all types and at all stages in their career. 

Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson’s whole career has been centred around his voice, and other people’s. He is highly experienced as a celebrant, trained actor, drama coach, voiceover artist, singer, broadcaster, compère, and ventriloquist. Paul is an excellent communicator and teacher, and has a sixth sense about how to relate to individuals, groups and audiences.

On our course, Paul shares insights and techniques on how to make the best of your personality, how to build your self-confidence, control any nerves you may have… and of course, your voice, your presentation skills and body language.

He will also look at how to engage with clients before a ceremony – and how to be the glue that holds any ceremony together.


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