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Tobacco Retail
eLearning Modules (Wales)

The sale of tobacco in the UK is strictly regulated in terms of age restriction, advertising and display in shops. Any breach of the government regulations can result in fines up to £5,000, imprisonment and closure of the business.

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However, it also represents an effective way of increasing the sales, as the average smoker visits the convenience stores more often, and purchases more products. If your staff understand the tobacco market and the legislation that governs it, they can be both compliant with the law and significantly add to your shop’s bottom line.

At Bolt, we have developed Tobacco – Retail eLearning Modules for England, Scotland and Wales to enable users to effectively, efficiently and confidently sell tobacco products according to law. The course also provides a useful overview of the tobacco market’s segments and brands.

Fully online and interactive, accessible 24/7 on any device, and with no time limits, thanks to Bolt’s state-of-the-art learning management system. A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the eLearning module.

Course Outline

  • An overview of tobacco
  • The top 10 brands
  • How the tobacco market is segmented
  • Tobacco legislation
  • How to adhere to tobacco legislation and the consequences of not doing so

Learning Outcome

At the end of the Tobacco – Retail (England, Scotland, Wales) eLearning Modules, the user will:

  • Understand the tobacco market and sell tobacco in an informed manner
  • Recognise the importance of selling tobacco lawfully and the consequences of not doing so
  • Understand the country-specific legislation that must be adhered to when selling tobacco
  • Recognise how legislation affects tobacco products


This module covers the key information surrounding the selling of Tobacco, including the Tobacco Display Ban (England & Wales) and the EU Tobacco Products Directive, transcribed into British law through the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations (2016); the Tobacco and Primary Medical Sevices (Scotland) Act Scotland (2010) and the EU Tobacco Products Directive (2014).


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