English Social
Etiquette Skills

This comprehensive one-day programme covers all aspects of English social etiquette and will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to meet new acquaintances, build new friendships and make the most of opportunities that come your way.

Suitable for any nationality, Emma’s cross-cultural experience will ensure you feel comfortable and at ease whilst she equips you with finesse, polish and discernment.

A signed certificate will be presented on completion of this programme:

Introductions & Social Graces

  • Introducing yourself correctly
  • Shaking hands and social kissing
  • Preparing for a special event
  • Small talk and the British sense of humour
  • How to walk up to strangers and how to excuse yourself politely

Dining Etiquette

  • The British place setting
  • Napkin placement
  • How to eat tricky foods
  • Passing the port and tipping
  • Correct handling of glassware and flatware
  • Coping with unfamiliar cuisine and dining blunders

Dress Codes
& Image

  • Hair and grooming
  • Shoes, socks and hosiery
  • Hats
  • Accessories, jewellery and sunglasses
  • Dress codes explained from Casual to White Tie

Written & Digital Communication

  • Wedding invitations
  • Social Media
  • Mobile Manners
  • The essential stationery wardrobe
  • Personal letters and thank you notes

at Home

  • Different types of invitations
  • Guest Lists & menu planning
  • Food and wine pairing
  • Table settings and seating plans
  • Aperitifs and digestives
  • Toasts and speeches
  • The role of the guest
  • Hostess gifts


  • Sitting with poise
  • Standing and walking elegantly
  • Entering and leaving a room with style
  • The importance of body language

6.5 hours, £795 private tuition*

Book this course

Group prices on request
*Includes a one-course lunch with soft drinks.