Courses & Training

Industry specific training

Develop your skills

Registered candidates will be eligible to apply for specialist courses, to help develop and expand their knowledge of the private service industry.
We can arrange group, or 1-1 training, covering a variety of subjects that will enhance your skill-set.

These include an introduction to superyachts, butler & valet skills, wine & spirit training (by a WSET certified instructor) and private PA training for those looking to take on a new role as a private assistant. Wine & Spirit training can be arranged on a virtual basis if required (worldwide delivery of the tasting list will be arranged for you).

These courses run for 1-3 days and can be an excellent way for candidates to expand their repertoire of skills.

An Introduction to Superyachts (Service)

2 - 3 DAY COURSE
This course would suit those looking to begin a career as Interior Yacht Crew.

Superyacht Crew hierarchy & responsibilities
Service & pantry organisation
Service styles: Butler, American, Russian, French, Silver & Buffet service
Table settings
Table plan & menu cards
Table etiquette
Communicating with the galley & the importance of menu knowledge
Wine, champagne & beverage service
Food & wine matching
Cigar & aperitif service
Room & tray service
Basic floral design & ordering
Communication & problem-solving

Essential Butler & Valet Skills

1 - 5 DAY COURSE
An all encompassing introduction to Butler & Valet skills.

Etiquette and meet & greet
Valeting services- inc suit and shirt pressing, shoe & leather care
Maintenance of glassware, fine china, silverware & table linens
Care of fabrics & linen
Laying of a table
Cocktail & canapé service
Table service: Butler, American, Russian, French, Silver & Buffet service
Private Household staff hierarchy & management guide

Additional training in wine pairing, mixology, barista skills, cigars & floristry can also be tailored into your bespoke training plan.
Courses are conducted in English, however, a translator is welcome to join any student attending a 1-1 course.

Bespoke Wine & Spirit Training

1 - 5 DAY COURSE
Suitable for Private Household Staff & Yacht Crew

Bespoke tasting lists including new & old world wines
Wine, fortified wine, sake & spirit characteristics
Champagne & sparkling wine training
How to store fine wines & how to identify a corked wine
How to decant red wine & port
Ideal serving temperatures for red, white & sparkling wines
Food & wine pairing
Whisky tasting featuring selected Scottish, Irish & US distilleries

Courses are hosted by tutors trained by the WSET and can be tailored to beginner, intermediate and advanced level students.
Training can be arranged at your home, workplace, yacht or virtually.
Tasting notes and course materials provided for continued study.

Private PA Training

1-3 DAY COURSE
Suitable for Private Staff or Yacht Crew looking to take on a Private PA role.

Diary management
Reservations & itineraries
Restaurant & leisure bookings
Basic household admin & household staff rotas
Booking flights, commercial & private aviation
Personal shopping & gift sourcing
Managing a budget
Visa applications
Virtual support advice
Travelling with your clients
Packing suitcases & creating packing lists
Wardrobe inventories & cataloguing
Expenses & excel templates

How to book

To secure a place on a course, advanced booking is required. Please get in touch for details and a quote.

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