We specialise in offering one-to-one coaching combined with online study.

Our Mission

Too often, people get stuck in a rut and feel that they could be doing something better with their lives. At UKCAPSA, we are all about providing you with new opportunities. Helping you to develop your existing skills and sharing new ones with you! Helping you to realise your dreams. Whether that is a brand new direction, or something you can enjoy alongside existing commitments.

We specialise in offering one-to-one coaching combined with online study.  As a student, you progress at your own pace and have complete flexibility in where you can study from – home, office, on the go? The choice is yours!

Our Purpose

UKCAPSA (UK Celebrant and Public Speaking Academy) was established in 2019 with the express purpose of providing high quality, accredited courses that help people find fulfilling roles or enhance their lives.  We’re passionate about providing different training opportunities.

We started by tackling Celebrant training – we discovered that there were organisations out there offering very limited, unaccredited, Celebrant training and charging a healthy price for it!  As we felt that people were being short changed we decided to do things differently.  We offer a recognised Celebrant Diploma and deliver this to the highest standards with an experienced team of professionals. 

What we do

We train Celebrants (Officiants) to deliver engaging, entertaining and personality packed Ceremonies that reflect our clients’ individuality tell their very own personal story. 

UKCAPSA HQ is based in Scotland; however, our fabulous training team spans the length and breadth of the UK.

The raining and assessor team are chosen for their professional background, creativity, energy, personality and their genuine love of life.  Each and every member of the training team is an expert in their field.  Meticulous attention to detail, innovative ideas, a love of people and a friendly manner are some of the reasons why we are leading from the front.

SQA Accreditation & Celebrant Diploma Recognition

UKCAPSA was created through the experience, knowledge and passion of both Anne and fellow Director Morag after many years of creating and conducting one-of-a-kind Wedding, Affirmation of Vows, Baby Naming and Funeral Ceremonies. They have set the bar on how Celebrants should be trained and how Ceremonies should be scripted and conducted. They bring professionalism and industry standards to an unregistered market place.

In 2019 they were awarded SQA Centre approval and the Diploma was given internationally recognised accreditation.

Since launching in April 2019, UKCAPSA have trained hundreds of people. Every Trustpilot review is 5* and the Academy continues to develop into new areas.

Our Team

Laura Widdop


Centre Manager, SQA Coordinator, Trainer, Assessor & Internal Verifier


Celebrant Mentor & Internal Verifier


Celebrant Trainer & Assessor


Celebrant Trainer & Assessor


Marketing & Brand Ambassador, Celebrant Trainer & Assessor


Celebrant Trainer & Assessor


Brand Ambassador


Course Designer & Developer

How does distance
learning work?​

Study online from home, work or on the move. A dedicated, expert, trainer will support you on your course. They will answer questions, meet you online and give you guidance and feedback.

Complete the course online via your own personal learning website.  And our world-class online library is there whenever you need it, with 24 hour access.

What our customers
have to say

Here are just some of our genuine reviews about our courses.

Christopher Griffin
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"I found the UKCAPSA Diploma an excellent training package. It is modular, on-line and provides you with the flexibility to study, learn and experience what it takes to become a Celebrant. I thoroughly enjoyed taking the course - it was well structured, interesting and informative. I would recommend the course to anyone interested in being a Celebrant."
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"Enrolled for the UK Academy and loved it. One file was easy to navigate and the team were a great support when required. I learned lots of great tips from this and would highly recommend this course to any one interested."
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"I am so glad I took the plunge and did this course, to do a job that is enjoyable and exciting and no two days are ever the same. The course was intense but the support and encouragement I got from my mentors really helped me through it. I would definitely recommend it especially if you’re looking for a change in career, a career that’s rewarding. I’ve learned and gained new skills I never knew I had."
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"This is an excellent course, which although challenging was extremely easy to follow, had interesting and stimulating content and was well presented. Would highly recommend."
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"The course is easy to understand & follow. Its very comprehensive & once completed you are in a good position to commence celebrancy work. You do have to be committed time wise but its not difficult. I learnt things about funerals I didn't know & now understand the origins of wedding symbolic gestures. So informative, writing to do, films to watch & research into topics. A great course!!"

by SQA

Our quality assurance, tutorial, and marking procedures have been scrutinised before earning the right to be known as an  SQA Approved Centre.

This means that when you learn with UKCAPSA, you can be assured that all aspects of our training  meet the high standards required under the SQA.