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Welcome to the Cadogan Finishing School-a place where you will develop the confidence, knowledge and ability to thrive in any environment internationally.
We are unlike any other finishing school. We listen to what you want and our programmes are tailor made to meet your needs to ensure you are equipped for all social and business situations internationally. With an injection of fun and challenge, we support our students to fulfill their potential and come away ready to face any situation they may come across.
We pride ourselves on our unique approach. Our interactive and problem based approach ensures that you get the most out of the day. We encourage questions and discussion and want you, as our students, to feel you are getting the best training so that you come away, excited by the challenges you will face and the confidence you will have in tackling new situations. We also place strong emphasis on group dynamics so that you will feel at ease and comfortable over the time you spend with us. We know that other courses do not consider this aspect and often courses are made up of a range of participants of diverse age groups and experience, making it difficult to bond as a group and get the most out of the event.
Every course is unique. Every participant comes with their own expectations. We tailor your experience so that you are immersed into a new and exciting venture, where your learning is at the heart of all that we do. The Cadogan School is place to find your confident step forward into the international circuit and make a mark!
Led by leaders in the field, our courses cover an extensive range of topics and are planned in detail to ensure the most memorable learning experience. Courses are relevant and up to date, covering the key knowledge relating to any modern social and business scenario you may find yourself in.
Workbooks and certificates are provided for all students. You will receive all printed materials needed to guide you through all the practical sessions and act as an aide memoire, when you graduate from the course.
We have a core element to our courses based on each social and dining situation you may come across. We are unique in that you will be taught to be entertained as well as being the host. In addition to the core elements of the training programme, we provide a choice of tailor made activities to give you an experience of something different or just something you are curious about and want to find out more.
Some of the activities you could choose include:
Cocktail master classes
1 day of conversational French, Mandarin, Spanish
Colour matching-what colour suits you?
Choosing the right music for every occasion
On each day there are a minimum of 2 extended seminars and 2 practical training sessions, focusing on a multitude of social situations.
Every evening there will be a range of dining experiences, for example, a formal banqueting event, dinner party, a barbeque and traditional English afternoon tea. Our cinema event is always a great success!
Cadogan Finishing School is housed in an English country manor in the heart of the Cotswolds. The Manor is set in approximately 14.5 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, consisting of the stunning five-bedroom 15th century Manor House, steeped in English history and a luxuriously converted five-bedroom barn.
Facilities on-site include an all-weather tennis court and large walled gardens with water features overlooking the River Windrush, gentle rolling fields and the Manor’s own small lake. Each house is beautifully furnished and includes luxury bed linen, towels, robes and Conran tableware. You will also be provided with all the modern day technology of fibre optic broadband, state of the art music systems, Sky TV, DVDs as well as a range of traditional board games and books to enjoy. Highly trained therapists are available to offer a range of revitalising massages, at the end of the day.
We have our own catering from our talented chefs on site and a host of extra services, such as personal waiting staff, to ensure your stay with us is as relaxing and memorable and hassle-free. Nothing is too much trouble-just ask! For example, if you would like your own personal waiting staff to attend with you, that will be possible too.
Getting to us
We will arrange luxury transfers from all major airports and can organise road or helicopter transfer from anywhere in the UK.
Bookings and further information
Our courses run six times per year.
In order to apply for a place or enquire about more details, please click on the button below.
We are able to organise private courses for groups and individuals. These can be arranged by contacting our office.
If you would like to speak to us in your home language, we can accommodate your request.