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Licensing Law Awareness Training Course

Online Licensing Law Awareness Training Course
£20 +VAT

This Licensing Law training course aims to raise awareness of what your responsibilities are under the Licensing Act 2003. The course is aimed at anyone who works in a premises that sells or supplies alcohol in England or Wales. The course explains the key objectives of the Licensing Act and outlines how licence holders, and those authorised to sell alcohol on their behalf, can ensure that their establishments are safe and welcoming places to be.

If alcohol isn't sold and supplied responsibly, then it can have a significant impact on both people’s health and the success of a business. This is why complying with the objectives of the Licensing Act is so important for all premises.

  • Developed by a qualified legal professional
  • Accredited by CPD and endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate Duration: 3 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

The Licensing Act 2003 applies to all premises in England and Wales where alcohol is sold or supplied, where regulated entertainment is provided to more than 500 people or where the premises provides late night refreshments.

This course is suitable for anyone who has responsibility for a premises covered by the regulations, including employers, Designated Premises Supervisors, managers and employees who wish to understand more about the role that they play in complying with the law.

The course has been designed as an introductory level and so no prerequisite training is needed.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality as providing independently-evaluated, quality content that teaches good practice standards.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course Content

Module Description
1 The Licensing Act 2003 Who has responsibilities, benefits of regulating alcohol, the objectives of the Licensing Act 2003, the licensing authority and the licensing policy.
2 Premises and Personal Licences Activities that require a premises licence, exemptions, applying for a premises licence, personal licences, applying for a personal licence, Temporary Event Notices and applying for a TEN.
3 Premises Responsibilities The Designated Premises Supervisor, authorising alcohol sales, irresponsible promotions, dispensing drinks responsibly, small measures, availability of tap water, age verification, the operating schedule, right of entry and closure notices.
4 Alcohol and its Effects What is alcohol? Alcohol by Volume, units of alcohol, alcohol labelling, the effects of alcohol and how the body processes it, blood alcohol content and drinking and driving.
5 Reducing Drunk and Disorderly Behaviour Tips for reducing disorderly conduct, drinks promotions, drug awareness, dealing with disorderly conduct and refusing sale.
6 Children and Alcohol Selling alcohol to children, the sale of alcohol by minors, the effects of alcohol on children, asking for identification, how to refuse a sale, other restricted products, test purchases and penalties.

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Aims of the Course

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand the objectives of the Licensing Act 2003 and how they can be achieved.
  • Understand when a premises licence, personal licence and Temporary Events Notice are applicable, plus the responsibilities that come with each one.
  • Have an awareness of the seven compulsory conditions that all premises serving alcohol must adhere to.
  • Understand the effects that alcohol has on people and how it can be managed.
  • Know how to reduce and deal with disorderly conduct within the premises.
  • Have an awareness of the problems of underage drinking and what the legal requirements are for keeping children safe from harm.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 25 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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