Three-Day Etiquette & Empowerment Course

The school's signature programme, the Three-Day Etiquette & Empowerment Course, is specifically designed for ladies, from age 18, who wish to gain confidence in both their social and business lives.

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 the student 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.

Emma Dupont will give you undivided attention for three days, ensuring that the course is tailored exactly to your requirements.

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.

This course is also available as a group course running bi-monthly throughout the year. For more information please click here.

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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 and lift
  • Ascending and descending stairs


  • How to write 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

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 correctly
  • Napkin placement
  • The British place setting
  • How to eat tricky foods
  • How to handle mistakes and accidents
  • How to interpret who is paying the bill
  • Understanding the rules of tipping

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

*Three-course fixed priced menu including soft drinks.


  • 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

Day 3


  • Different types of invitations
  • Guest lists and menu planning
  • Food and wine pairing
  • Table settings and seating plans
  • The guest's responsibilities
  • How to politely ask your guests to leave
  • Hostess gifts


  • The essential stationery collection
  • Writing formal and informal invitations
  • The importance of RSVP
  • Wedding invitations
  • Personal and business letters
  • Social media
  • Mobile telephone manners
  • Personal and business email

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

Here, you will learn the customs, history and etiquette of this quintessential pastime.

You will enjoy delicious sandwiches, scones and cakes along with an optional glass of champagne to celebrate your completion of the course.

Course duration:
3 days

private tuition
investment: £2750

enquire about this course
group prices on request