Course summary

The e-learning online Train the Trainer etiquette programme has been carefully designed to provide you with the skills for transformational teaching of your clients anywhere in the world, to build your own commercially successful business platforms, or to expand and enhance your own knowledge of etiquette and protocol for social and professional gain. Past students have built their own etiquette coaching practices and developed their etiquette businesses.

This is the most extensive and thorough etiquette and protocol training course in the world.

It contains key topics of British and Western social and business etiquette, and The English Manner proudly delivers the etiquette training in partnership with Beaumont Etiquette in New York.


Course information


April - September 2025



Inclusive of six months of online tuition

  • comprehensive online training written and curated by our expert tutors
  • new modules released monthly
  • hard-back full-colour training manual
  • teaching notes and coaching suggestions
  • regular live group catch-up webinars

What's covered in the online etiquette course

Our comprehensive and accredited online Train the Trainer programme enables you to train others in the fields of etiquette and protocol, expanding your knowledge from the comfort of your own home and in your own time.

  • Content is taught using a range of teaching methods, including video tutorials, audio lessons, PDFs, quizzes, essays and more.
  • Our tutors are renowned experts in their fields and, with experience teaching clients all over the world, they have an enhanced understanding of cross-cultural training needs and their subject areas.
  • The Train the Trainer programme is accredited by the Institute of Leadership.
  • The English Manner is an accredited Provider of Training Excellence.
  • The English Manner and Beaumont Etiquette are two of the five Leading Protocol and Etiquette Schools of The World.

Train the Trainer etiquette course syllabus

The six examined modules and bonus module are taught using the online classroom over six months. For the full outline of the course and detailed information on each module, request a brochure below.

Module 1: Interpersonal Skills

The first module in Grade One focuses on the skills between people and includes meeting and greeting, conversational skills, introduction precedence and eye contact. This is an essential foundation to grow your knowledge of etiquette and good manners.

Module 2: Deportment and Posture

Our second module focuses on the body and how we sit, stand, walk and move; and what that says about our confidence and comportment. In business and social situations, deportment and good posture will ensure that you promote the best first impression.

Module 3: Dining Etiquette

Always the most popular module (as well as being the longest!).  Candidates will learn the rules of British and American dining, alongside useful information about European and Asian dining. It includes rules around setting the table and how it differs in the UK compared to other countries.

Module 4: Afternoon Tea

With afternoon tea becoming more popular in recent years, we now turn our attention to a very British pastime, but one with global appeal. Candidates are taught how to prepare and drink tea, set the table for tea, as well as the rich social history behind afternoon tea.

Module 5: Dress Codes

The fifth module outlines the rules and guidelines for formal Western dress, including white tie, black tie, morning dress, lounge suits and smart casual. Advice is also given on social and professional attire. This module will leave students with a strong understanding of what attire is suitable for a range of different occasions.

Module 6: Business Protocol

The examined training concludes with this module, where candidates are taught the rules and nuances of global business etiquette, including emails, corporate entertaining and business travel.


Bonus Module

Candidates are advised by William, Myka and Jo, their etiquette course leaders, on how to teach etiquette and protocol in today’s marketplace. Learn from industry leaders and the authors of bestselling etiquette books, how to work with venues and suppliers, teach adults versus children, structure lessons and much more.

Course tutors

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William Hanson

William joined The English Manner in 2008 before taking ownership in 2019.  He is widely regarded as the freshest and most trusted authority on etiquette and civility, with his relative youth and old-fashioned values making him an arbiter of modern manners.

Based in London, William’s work sees him teach in the UK and all over the world, including in Europe, America, China, south-east Asia and GCC countries. He is a trusted advisor and trainer to many official households, embassies, businesses and academic institutes.

As well as being a programme author, William leads several live catch-up webinars with participants during the six-month online programme.

Myka Meier

Myka Meier

Myka is the Founder and Director of Beaumont Etiquette and the Co-Founder of The Plaza Hotel Finishing Program. An author of two best-selling books (Modern Etiquette Made Easy and Business Etiquette Made Easy), Myka specializes in teaching business, social and dining etiquette to adults, teenagers and children.

Myka has been featured as a regular etiquette contributor on NBC’s The Today Show and across global media, including Vogue, TIME, ABC’s Good Morning America, People magazine, The Times (London).

As well as being a programme author, Myka leads several live catch-up webinars with participants during the six-month online programme.

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Jo Bryant

Described by The Telegraph as ‘the empress of etiquette’, Jo joined The English Manner in 2019 from Debrett’s, where she spent over a decade as a tutor and the editor of more than fifteen acclaimed books on etiquette and modern manners.

Jo has worked with leading restaurant and hospitality groups, luxury retail brands, top concierge agencies and exclusive education specialists, along with private clients from all over the world.

Jo leads a couple of live catch-up webinars during the six-month online programme with participants.

Course brochure

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    Additional benefits

    Training manual

    With over 250 colour illustrations and photographs, this 268-page hard-backed manual is the definitive resource for trainers teaching Western and international etiquette. Included in the investment, the manual is exclusively available to students of our course.

    Alumni platform

    After graduation, and at no additional investment, candidates join our online alumni platform, where past students of all our Train the Trainer programmes can discuss a range of topics, including matters of etiquette and running a soft skills training business, as well as access to exclusive in-person and online events and workshops.

    Live catch-up webinars

    The online version of the programme offers ten live catch-up webinars during the six months of online learning, where candidates can come together with their tutors and fellow students to discuss the learning content and brainstorm business and marketing ideas. Replays are made available for those who are unable to attend.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The online platform can be accessed anywhere worldwide, subject to localised internet laws. It is accessible via desktop, laptop, tablet and most of the major smartphones.

    No, the training manual is only available to past and present candidates of the Train the Trainer course Grade One.

    While the modules have to be completed within six months, access to the online classroom remains for a further month after the examination ends. We reserve the right to revoke access immediately and without prior notice should any of the agreed payments not be made on the stipulated day or if we become aware of any breaches of copyright.

    At this stage, all online candidates will need to start the training in either July 2024 or April 2025.

    The modules can be completed in your own time. Each month sees new content released (one module per month, roughly, with some unexamined content also released across the six months). There is no hard deadline to complete each module but they all must be completed before the examination at the end of the six-month programme.

    Yes, there is a second grade of our online Train the Trainer programme. Graduates of the Grade One programme are invited to apply for Grade Two, which includes the following modules: Correspondence and Correct Form; Entertaining Skills; Service Skills; Body Language; International Protocol. Further advice is also given on sales, marketing and course administration in the Grade Two bonus module.

    Plenty of information, great detail, beautiful content, caring and supportive peers and teachers. This is better than most universities.

    — Steven: Grade One (January-June 2022)

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    An incredibly useful program for anyone aspiring to become an etiquette coach, taught by charismatic experts whose knowledge is fascinating and inspiring.

    — Jovana: Grade One (January-June 2021)

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    An amazing online course! The course was very informative and ‘hands-on’ even from afar. William, Myka and Jo have inspirational energy and both live ‘manners and etiquette’. Through their integrity and desire to teach they have equipped us with the tools and confidence to improve on ourselves and the journey of training others.

    — Carolyn: Grade One (January-June 2021)

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