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In order to sell alcohol in England, Wales and Scotland, a Personal Licence is required. Personal Licenses must be renewed every 10 years in England and Wales, and every 5 years in Scotland. While businesses that sell alcohol only need one Personal Licence Holder to oversee the activity, they are required by law to provide proper training surrounding the sale and supply of alcohol to every single member of staff. That's why we created our new eLearning module: Alcohol Licensing.

So far, businesses needed to organise training sessions or workshops for every new staff member. With our new eLearning module, you will just need to distribute the training online to your new employees. They will be able to decide when to complete it, where, and on which device - you won’t need to set up a face-to-face training session for every new employee and you will make sure your staff is fully compliant with alcohol licensing regulations.


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All staff selling alcohol must undergo basic training in licencing law, particularly regarding the sale of alcohol to young people and people who are, or appear to be, drunk. This is an essential requirement for all employees working in a licenced premises (including c-stores, supermarkets, wholesalers, pubs, bars). If your staff is not compliant with the required training, your premises might have the licence suspended or revoked.

Our module provides up-to-date training, in accordance with the most recent legislation on Licensing. It was built in conjunction with industry leaders and official accreditation bodies. It is a quick, interactive and effective way to make your business compliant with Licensing legislation - whatever your type of business might be. Our Licensing module also includes a range of information regarding personal consumption, licensing objectives, valid proofs of ages and much more.

Businesses are also required to keep record of the staff who completed this training and all training records are subject to inspection by Licensing Standards Officers upon request. Our LMS automatically stores data about your employees and check that all of your staff is compliant, giving you peace of mind - you can just print out the certificate for each of your employees.

This course is suitable for anyone working in licensed premises and has two different versions, based on the regulations of England and Wales or Scotland.

Licensing eLearning Module

Learning Outcome

This module will provide users with the skills they need to work in licensed premises in England and Wales or Scotland. The module covers both Off Sales (retail and convenience) and On Sales (pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants). The Licensing eLearning module provides the mandatory staff training that all staff serving alcohol on licensed premises must undergo.


Course Outline

  • Introduction to Alcohol
  • Legislation
  • Premises License
  • Personal Licence
  • Children and Underage Sales



  • The England/Wales Licensing Act 2003
  • The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
  • Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010
  • Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010
  • Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

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