ACS Assured Advice partner with Bolt Learning to help retailers get compliant


As part of its commitment to provide industry leading advice to members, ACS has chosen Bolt to be their Training Partner of choice and our training modules have been approved by ACS Assured Advice standards. Modules are now available for retail managers and their staff, starting from £9 per course, per person, with a further discount if you're purchasing for more than 10 people.

By following ACS Assured Advice, retailers will receive consistent interpretation of regulations, reduce the costs of complying with regulations, and reduce the risk of a major breach of compliance and the costs associated with failing to comply. ACS’ assured advice scheme has been developed in partnership with Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards, and covers the following areas:

  • Preventing Underage Sales
  • Selling and Storing Fuel
  • Tobacco Display Ban
  • Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products
  • Fair Trading
  • Health and Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Product Safety
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Weights and Measures
  • Selling Fireworks


“We are delighted to be able to extend the protections of Assured Advice to more of our members. Our Assured Advice guides have been downloaded over 100,000 times by retailers looking for guidance on in-store procedures, and the new regulations will allow us to provide Assured Advice to thousands of members without the process of filling in long and complicated forms.” - ACS chief executive James Lowman


The ACS Assured Advice scheme will prove invaluable to retailers. 1-in-3 retailers say training is a significant challenge for their business and less than 50% currently carry out health & safety training, leaving them vulnerable to significant fines, losing their licence and much worse. The advice from this ground-breaking scheme, coupled with effective, high-impact training modules, will allow retailers to protect their business, their staff, their customers and their reputation.

Contact us for more information and to gain access to these modules today, from just £9 per module. It's time to get compliant.