Key Features

All staff, in Scotland, who sell or serve alcohol are required to have a minimum of two hours of training on alcohol licensing legislation before they begin work. The Safe Sale and Service of Alcohol online training course is a trusted, reliable and convenient way to cover this requirement. 

Employers are required by law to provide proper training surrounding the sale and supply of alcohol to every single member of staff. This is an essential and legal requirement for all employees selling alcohol in licensed premises (including c-stores, supermarkets, wholesalers, pubs, bars). That's why we created this exciting new eLearning module

If your employees are not compliant with the required training, your premises might have it’s license suspended or revoked.

Traditionally, businesses would have had to organise face-to-face training sessions or workshops for every new member of the staff. Internal training might be hit and miss, dependent on the skills of the manager or supervisor. With our new eLearning module, the high-quality training can easily be distributed via email to your new employees. They will be able to decide when to complete it, where, and on which device - PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The module is 2 hours long but trainees can stop and start to complete in smaller chunks, at their convenience.


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Our module provides up-to-date training, in accordance with last year changes to licensing regulations in Scotland. It was built in conjunction with industry leaders and official accreditation bodies. It is an interactive and effective way to make your business compliant with Licensing legislation - whatever your type of business might be. Our 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 a record of the staff who completed this training and all training records are subject to inspection by Licensing Standards Officers upon request. Our Learning Platform automatically stores secure data about your employees and checks 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 in Scotland.

Licensing eLearning Module

Learning Outcome

This module will provide trainees with legally required training required training and knowledge needed to safely serve and sell alcohol in Scottish licensed premises. The module covers both Off Sales (retail and convenience) and On Sales (pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants). The Safe Sale and Service of Alcohol eLearning module provides the mandatory staff training that all staff serving alcohol on licensed premises must undergo.


Course Outline

  • Introduction to Alcohol
  • Legislation (The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
  • Premises License
  • Personal Licence
  • Children and Underage Sales



  • 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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