Three-Day Etiquette & Empowerment Course

The Emma Dupont School of Etiquette runs its Signature Programme, the Ladies’ Three-Day Etiquette & Empowerment Course, as a group tuition course bi-monthly throughout the year.

The course is specifically designed for ladies, from age 18, who wish to gain confidence in both their social and business lives, whilst meeting like-minded women. This intensive programme teaches the necessary skills enabling ladies to fully achieve their potential with maximum impact, from handling challenging people to feeling confident and self-assured at large social gatherings.

It promises to equip ladies with social confidence and business interpersonal skills so that they can fully make the most of their time in the UK, whether that is for a short visit or to live here on a more permanent basis.

In order to honour the Covid-19 social distancing guidelines from the UK Government there will be a maximum of five ladies attending, which ensures the course remains safe, and allows plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

You will be presented with a framed certificate on completion of the course, along with course notes for you to keep and refer back to in the future.

In addition to this, you will receive complimentary lifetime access to the school’s online training programme, the Lady’s Social Etiquette & Empowerment Course, enabling you to refresh your skills whenever required through video tutorials led by Emma.

The Emma Dupont School of Etiquette is based in the heart of Mayfair, London, opposite the shops and boutiques of Bond Street and situated on Piccadilly, one of London’s most famous and beautiful streets, just moments away from The Ritz Hotel.

This course is also available as private tuition. For more information please click here.

The scheduled course dates are detailed below; as places are limited to a maximum of five ladies, early booking is recommended.

To read what previous ladies are saying about this course then please click on Reviews.

enquire about this course

If you would like to secure your place on your chosen course then please book online at the bottom of this page.

Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our updated Terms & Conditions concerning the Covid-19 safety measures that we are taking along with our refund policy.

Course content

Day 1


  • Introducing yourself and others correctly
  • Shaking hands
  • Social kissing
  • Remembering people’s names
  • What to do when you forget!
  • Confident conversation skills


  • Body language signals
  • Standing with poise
  • Elegant and professional walking styles
  • Sitting with composure
  • Getting in and out of a car & lift
  • Ascending and descending stairs


  • Writing a brilliant social and business elevator pitch
  • Preparation beforehand including mindset and energy
  • Speaking with confidence
  • How to walk up to strangers
  • How to include others
  • Working the room with elegance
  • How to excuse yourself politely
  • Following up effectively


  • Personal grooming
  • Informal dress codes
  • Formal day wear
  • Formal evening wear
  • A business lady’s image
  • A business lady’s props
  • Hats, gloves and accessories

‘Emma’s course was an absolute revelation! She is an extremely intelligent, gracious, generous and charming lady.

The three day course was delivered with care and sensitivity to all attendees. I was very pleased with the course content and my new ability to ‘de-code’ situations that were previously a complete mystery.

Understanding the “rules’ helps to avoid the dreadèd confidence-sapping “faux pas” that are all too easy to fall into in a new environment.

I wish I had met Emma when I first arrived in the UK!! I cannot recommend her enough.’ Anne, 2018.

Day 2


  • How an elegant woman dines
  • Different types of service in the UK
  • Chinaware, glassware and flatware
  • Linens & table decorations
  • Seating plans
  • Holding flatware and glassware
  • Napkin placement
  • The British place setting
  • How to eat tricky foods
  • How to handle mistakes and accidents
  • Understanding the rules of tipping
  • How to interpret who is paying the bill


  • Hosting at home and at restaurants
  • Different types of invitations
  • Guest lists
  • Toasts & speeches
  • Receiving lines
  • Drinks parties
  • How to ensure a successful event
  • Corporate gift giving

You will then enjoy a delicious three-course luncheon* with Emma at The Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London to put your new dining skills into practice.

*Fixed price menu with non-alcoholic drinks included

‘It was such a pleasure to meet you. Your intelligence, your elegance and your warmth gave us an absolutely delightful week.

I can’t say thank you enough for your help. I do feel more confident when I meet people.

Also thank you for opening my eyes to the etiquette world, and showing me what a true lady is, like yourself.’ Lilly, 2018

‘It was such a wonderful experience over the past three days. I do believe that the course has not only taught me a lot about etiquette but also empowered me and changed my perspective to a great extent.

Thank you so much for organising the amazing course and being so supportive.’ Zoe, 2018

Day 3


  • Writing formal & informal invitations
  • The importance of RSVP
  • Understanding the invitation
  • Wedding invitations
  • Personal & business letters
  • Social media
  • Mobile telephone manners
  • Personal and business email


  • Different types of invitations
  • Guests lists & menu planning
  • Food & wine pairing
  • Table settings & seating plans
  • Aperitifs and digestives
  • Toasts and speeches
  • The guest’s responsibilities
  • How to politely ask your guests to leave!
  • Hostess gifts

The course concludes with Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason’s Diamond Jubilee Salon.

Here, you will learn the customs, history and etiquette of this quintessential pastime enjoyed over sandwiches, scones and cakes along with an optional glass of champagne to celebrate your completion of the course.

Course duration:
3 days
group tuition
10 am – 4.30 pm daily
investment: £1,150

course dates:
13 – 15 october 2020

book this course