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Covered in this course

The Bar Staff Training (Working in Licensed Premises) course is broken down into 3 sections.

1) The Licensing Act and its aims

The Licensing Act has four aims. Organisations which sell alcohol have a responsibility to uphold these aims. Here we look at what these aims are and suggest a variety of ways to achieve them.

Looking at The Licensing Act as part of our Bar Staff Training programme

2) Age Verification Process

All places that sell alcohol must, by law, have an age verification process. It's a mandatory licensing condition.  It's about asking for ID, knowing what ID is acceptable and being able to recognise fake ID. And it's about having the confidence to refuse to serve someone.

Image of a blackboard showing the REACT technique, something used by many staff working in licensed premises to calm people down.

3) Best Practice Working

This section explains the mandatory licensing conditions. It looks at ILLEGAL activities, such as smoking on the premises and drugs on the premises. It explains right of entry. It looks at how alcohol may affect customers and suggests ways to promote responsible drinking. 

Diagram showing units of alcohol as part of Bar Staff Training.

Working in Licensed Premises Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Bar Staff Training (Working in Licensed Premises) course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does certificate include?

Your Working in Licensed Premises Certificate includes your namecompany name (if applicable), name of course takenpass percentagecompletion dateexpiry date and all relevant approvals.

Working in Licensed Premises Certificate

Real user reviews


Based on 3 real user reviews.

4.67 out of 5
Excellent easy to understand and use.

The course is well laid out and gets you to recognise the reasons for certain rules and regulations within a licensed premises. Getting the trainee to answer a few questions whilst going through the training gives confidence to them before having to take the test in the end. All in all a comfortable way to learn.

Easy to use

It's very easy to go back and watch/listen to a video clip again if necessary. I found the 'How are you doing?' quick questions helpful also. This gave me a chance to reflect on what I had learnt from that section.

Informative course

Learnt a few regulations I didn't know about, very informative.

Read our full reviews for Bar Staff Training (Working in Licensed Premises).

Legislation relating to Licensed Premises

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 has four aims. Organisations which sell alcohol have a responsibility to uphold these aims.

The four aims are:

  • To prevent crime and disorder
  • To promote public safety
  • To prevent public nuisance
  • To protect children from harm

Unaccompanied children prohibited from certain premises

(1) A person to whom subsection (3) applies commits an offence if—

(a) Knowing that relevant premises are within subsection (4), he allows an unaccompanied child to be on the premises at a time when they are open for the purposes of being used for the supply of alcohol for consumption there, or

(b) He allows an unaccompanied child to be on relevant premises at a time between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. when the premises are open for the purposes of being used for the supply of alcohol for consumption there.

The Licensing Act 2003 (Children and alcohol)

There are five Mandatory Licensing CONDITIONS:

  1. Ban irresponsible promotions
  2. Provide free drinking water
  3. Follow an age verification process
  4. Ensure small measures are available
  5. Ban the sale of alcohol below the permitted price