How to add on the NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Civil Celebrancy

Discover how to add the nationally recognised NOCN Level 3 accredited certificate to your Celebrant training qualification.

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AMC is a NOCN Awarding Centre


The Academy of Modern Celebrancy is an approved and recognised centre with the NOCN, the National Office College Network

Alongside your accreditation with the Academy of Modern Celebrancy, you have the opportunity to add-on a Level 3 Certificate or Diploma with the NOCN.

NOCN group is an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation which the AMC are a recognised training centre.


Do I need a NOCN qualification to be a celebrant?

In a word, no. The AMC accreditation and training is enough to prove you’ve trained and been certified by the leading celebrant training organisation, the AMC.

The NOCN awarding body Level 3 Certificate in Civil Celebrancy is a top up and can be done in addition to your certification with us.


What does it entail?

If you decide to add on the Level 3 certificate in Civil Celebrancy, you will need to enrol on all 3 courses -

AMC Certification in Funeral Celebrancy,

AMC Certification in Wedding Celebrancy 

AMC Certification in Naming Celebrancy.


Once you have completed all 3 courses, you will be given access to the assignment units from the NOCN to complete your NOCN training:


  • Health & Safety Considerations for Civil Celebrants
  • Valuing Equality and Diversity
  • Understanding Celebratory Civil Ceremonies in the UK
  • Understanding the UK Funeral Industry
  • Understanding Professional Civil Celebrancy in the UK
  • Working with the Bereaved
  • Creating and Conducting a Civil Funeral Service
  • Planning and Delivering Celebratory Civil Ceremonies.


All of this content you will have already studied during your AMC qualifications so it won’t be new to you and you can use your answers from your AMC course.


What is the NOCN?

NOCN is one of the UK's largest awarding organisation and is at the forefront of vocational skills development and apprenticeships, including the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in the UK. NOCN is the only awarding body in the UK which specialises in productivity and is focussed on increasing the UK's competitiveness globally. 


Is it difficult?

The Level 3 Certificate in Civil Celebrancy is an ‘A Level’ standard course so there is some work to be done and some essay style answers to complete. As your training with AMC covers all aspects of the NOCN qualification, you will already understand the elements and it won’t be new to you. You can also use your answers from the AMC course to fill in your NOCN requirements.


What’s the costs involved?

This qualification is classed as an add-on for AMC, it is not a requirement to be a celebrant and train with us.

If you would like us to register you with the Level 3 Certificate in Civil Celebrancy with NOCN, the cost is £297. This covers you for the registration fee and the time necessary with your assessor to complete and submit your training.


What support is offered?

Just like with the rest of your training with the AMC, tons! You’ll be fully supported by comprehensive training videos, workbooks and group Q&A sessions. You’ll never feel alone with us!


When can I complete the NOCN Level 3 Certificate?

You can complete this training once you have finished your AMC certificates and you will have up to 12 months to complete. After the 12 months, you will be required to do an additional top up course before we submit your NOCN assignments at a cost of £400.


Do you offer the Level 3 Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy and Couples and Naming?

We are recognised as a training body for both of these awards. Currently we are building our course to recognise all aspects and will soon launch the opportunity to complete this level of accreditation. 


What’s next?

If you have completed your training and you would like to take the next steps to get this recognised NOCN Certificate, please reach out to the team here:

If you are yet to enrol on your AMC training, start this first and you’ll receive all the information you need regarding NOCN once you’ve started.