What to Expect from Online Silver Service Training

Coffee and Online Training

Published on April 18, 2020

Did you know you can do Silver Service Training online now? Yes! It sounds a bit crazy, but modern-day technology has enabled training providers to develop a format for something as hands-on as Silver Service, to be taught online. Doing an online course can have so many great benefits – so definitely worth considering if you are looking for Silver Service training

So what can you expect from Online Silver Service training?

Why Online Training

Firstly, let’s have a look at why someone would consider online training, silver service or something else. Of course, doing a face to face training in Silver Service can have many benefits. You will practice with your trainer in the room, and all the props available.

However, it can be really difficult to make time for a Silver Service training course. Maybe you have very limited holidays you can take up from work. Or you might be living in another country. To then having to travel to, and stay over in another place for the training course can really become a very large expense you might not be able to spend.

Also, online silver service training will be significantly cheaper than doing a face to face training course. And what is really handy, is that you can do it in the comfort of your own home – in your own time! You will not be confined by having to do everything on one set weekend. But you can spread the course material out over times when it works for you – sometimes even over several months!

Not just Handbooks

Everyone who has ever done, or looked at any silver service before, knows that you will not be able to learn it just from reading about it. So just having a handbook with lots of text about Silver Service, is not going to cut it. Expect from your online silver service course for there to be a lot of video footage. This way you can take your time and observe exactly what different types of table settings there are, for example.

Video’s are a key part of online silver service. You cant watch them over and over again. And you can also use them to practice yourself. So you can mimic the setup of the one in the video, and they go over the service exactly in the way they do in the video. A really handy way to practise and learn your silver service skills!


From any good online silver service training, you would expect there to be assessments. Of course – tests can be a little scary! But if you really want to learn or improve a skill, they are vital. It is really helpful if your online Silver Service training has short assessments in between the modules – so you can test your knowledge as you go along.

This way you don’t have to finish a whole day of learning, only then to realise there are many modules that require more focus or studying from you. By having a little mini-assessment after each module, it keeps you in check. If you do badly in that assessment – that doesn’t matter! It simply shows you should go over the course material again. Rewatch the video, and maybe do some more practice. This way, you can confidently move on to the next module knowing you really understand the material and have learned the skill properly.


You really should expect your online silver service training provider to give you a certificate at the end of your course. What this looks like, can depend per provider. You might just get a proof of attendance/completion of the course. But with some training courses, a certificate is only provided when do you and pass the final assessment. This is a great thing – as it shows and proofs that you have mastered a certain set of skills and understand all the principles.

A certificate, even from an online course, is a great thing to put on your CV or to show future employers. It shows that you have invested time and money into learning this skill. That you take learning and your personal growth seriously and want to contribute to being better at your job. It makes you stand out from other candidates who have not invested in training.

Private Online training

If you would want to do an online training course, but you would prefer live contact with a trainer? Or maybe you want to have a course tailor-made exactly to what you need and what your skillset already is? That also is an option! Training providers who offer online training are normally also able to create a tailor-made course just for you. focusing on all the modules that you should be learning more about or fine-tuning your skillset for. A private course like that will normally be set up over a video call such as Skype or Zoom. This way your trainer will be teaching you live over video call, and go through all of the modules with you. They can also observe you doing your assessments to you get live commentary on how you are doing in your practical skills.

Expect a private training that way will be more expensive than the ready-made online silver service courses. But can be a great option for people who need specific guidance, and cannot leave the house for a full training weekend. There really is an option for everyone!

How can Polo & Tweed Help?

Polo & Tweed are world-leading training providers to students all over the world, with an online academy for all the courses too – including Silver Service! The internationally known and recognised training academy only works with the absolute best trainers in the industry. They have dedicated their years of experience and skill to the students.

Whether you are completely new to the trade, or a seasoned butler. You will be able to learn so much from the online Silver Service training course. The online courses are internationally acknowledged and provide you with a certificate upon passing your final assessment. 

 To find out more about what options work best for you do contact us here now and we look forward to speak to you!


  1. Cecily Peel says:

    I was just emailing you to inquire about the silver service online course? Hope to hear back from you,
    Many Thanks,
    Cecily Peel

    • Aafke Meelen says:

      Dear Cecily,
      Thank you for your message – you can get in touch with us directly on our website here, or if you have a look at this section on our website you can have a look at all the information about our silver service courses already. We’re here to chat if you’d like to speak to us, so looking forward to hearing from you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *