Upcoming Courses

We are now taking bookings for the next course which will run from 15th to 19th October 2017 in the East Anglia Region. We are also able to offer 1-2-1 training at short notice - for more details, please contact the Training Director, Glenn Mayes.

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Find a Toastmaster

If you are looking to hire a Toastmaster for your function, please visit the find a Toastmaster page of the Association of the UK School of Professional Toastmasters.

What our training covers

Toastmaster Brian Wroe introduces HRH the Earl of Wessex

Successful graduates will have the skills to preside at:

  • Weddings (including civil, Christian, Jewish and Asian, American, Chinese, Caribbean…)
  • Birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations
  • Civic functions (including local government, lord mayors and London Boroughs)
  • Functions held by the licensed trade
  • Functions held by Round Tables and Rotary Clubs
  • Masonic Ladies’ festivals
  • State banquets
  • Law Society functions, and events held by other professional assocations
  • Corporate functions, award ceremonies, events with after dinner speakers
  • Charity fundraising balls, including auctions
  • Functions held in the City of London
  • Burns’ Nights
  • Armed Forces’ functions
But our courses are not just about being able to perform at any of these events. We provide a rounded training package that covers all topics that will help the professional Toastmaster perform their duties to the utmost ability, such as:
  • History of the Toastmaster and his/her relevance to now
  • Duties of a Toastmaster
  • Dress codes, codes of conduct
  • Dealing with the unexpected
  • Receiving lines,
  • The correct way to announce or address different people, including peers, those with awards and decorations, clergy, members of the armed forces, members of parliament, mayors, the Royal Family and their representatives, and more
  • How to undertake various traditional activities such as taking wine, passing the port, the loving cup and the ceremony of the Quaich
  • How to correctly give toasts, including the Loyal Toast and toasts to monarchs or presidents of other countries
  • Plenty of opportunities to practice, putting theory into action
We also have lots of practical advice on how to run your business including:
  • Where to buy clothing and equipment
  • Marketing opportunities, ideas, techniques and advice
  • Accountancy
  • Sample contracts and Terms & Conditions
  • Preferred stationery suppliers
  • Opportunities to meet and talk with key suppliers, such as banqueting managers and photographers


Our training is an intensive 5-day residential course which includes approximately 50 hours of tuition. We run 2 or 3 courses each year in various locations.