VIP Coaching Programme

The Emma Dupont School of Etiquette’s VIP Coaching Programme is the ultimate experience for ladies wishing to learn British etiquette.

Your four-night stay will begin with a private transfer from your London airport to a five-star hotel in the heart of the West End of London. The next morning you will begin your private Lady’s Three-Day Etiquette & Empowerment Course in Mayfair.

This is the school’s signature programme, and 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.

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

You will also receive complimentary membership to the school’s Alumni Society, where organised events will enable you to put your skills into practice, as well as ongoing quarterly video coaching calls to answer questions that arise.

the programme itinerary

DAY ONE: arrival

Emma Dupont will be waiting to greet you at your London airport or train station where you will be escorted in a chauffeur-driven car to your five-star hotel in London. Here, you will receive refreshments and a welcome gift, and Emma will ensure you are settled and comfortable.

DAY TWO: private three-day etiquette & empowerment course

The morning after your arrival, you will begin your three-day private coaching course with Emma in Mayfair. The training course begins daily at 10.30 AM and finishes at approximately 5.00 PM.

Poised Introductions
  • Introducing yourself and others correctly
  • Shaking hands
  • Alternative greetings
  • Social kissing
  • Remembering people’s names
  • What to do when you forget!
  • Making small talk
graceful deportment
  • 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
business & social graces
  • Brilliant social and business elevator pitches
  • Preparation beforehand
  • How to walk up to strangers
  • How to include others
  • Working the room with elegance
  • How to excuse yourself politely
  • Following up effectively
stylish dress codes
  • 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 three:
elegant dining
  • 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

corporate entertaining
  • Hosting at home and at restaurants
  • Different types of invitations
  • Guest lists
  • Toasts & speeches
  • Receiving lines
  • Drinks parties
  • How to ensure the success of an event
  • Corporate gift giving

luncheon at the ritz hotel
  • Private luncheon with Emma to practice your dining skills
  • Michelin-star restaurant
  • A glass of champagne on arrival (soft drinks also available)
  • Three-course luncheon (à la carte menu)
  • The Ritz Hotel Cookbook, by John Williams, MBE
day four:
exquisite entertaining
  • 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

Sophisticated Communication
  • 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

British afternoon tea at The Savoy Hotel
  • Celebration afternoon tea with Emma
  • A glass of champagne (soft drinks also available)
  • The history of afternoon tea
  • High tea and afternoon tea explained
  • Dress codes and the tea gown
  • Correct style of sandwich & fillings
  • The history of the scone & layering
  • Selecting tea & steeping
  • How to serve tea
  • Stirring & drinking tea correctly
A photographer will be present on the final afternoon of your course to capture your completion of the programme, your certificate presentation, and your celebratory afternoon tea.

day five: departure

Emma will escort you in a chauffeur-driven car to your London airport or train station where she will bid you farewell.

also included in the vip programme

1. complete online video course collection

You will receive complimentary lifetime access to all of the school’s online video training course library.

2. comprehensive notes

You will receive comprehensive notes.


Upon completing the programme you will receive a framed certificate of completion.


The Alumni Society is a complimentary membership club, available to all ladies who complete an in-person or online course through The Emma Dupont School of Etiquette, London.

While attending an etiquette course is a wonderful first step towards creating new opportunities for both business and social situations, many of the skills learnt can be lost over some time without practice and reinforcement.

The Alumni Society provides an opportunity to continue practicing and developing these skills in a safe and friendly environment, led by Emma. Upon completion of your course, you will receive an invitation to join the society, giving you exclusive access to the following:

  • Complimentary quarterly group video coaching calls where Emma will answer members’ questions relating to all areas of etiquette and elegance. So, wherever you live in the world, you will always be able to stay connected.

  • Complimentary soirées in London, where you will meet like-minded women, have the opportunity to practice your conversation and networking skills, as well as the chance to ask Emma questions which may have arisen since your training.

  • The opportunity to join Emma, and a small coterie of like-minded ladies, at luxury occasions such as the ballet, opera, and events of the British season, enabling you to increase your social network, put your dress code skills into practice, and have fun in an elegant environment.

  • Refresher courses to help reinforce and deepen your knowledge.

  • Invitations to exclusive collaborations and events.

investment (including all taxes): £9,995*

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*Flights not included