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Our Licensing Law Awareness course will give learners a deeper understanding of the Licensing Act 2003. Our course will explain the main objectives of the Licensing Act 2003 and what conditions businesses that sell alcohol must comply with under this legislation.

It is relevant to any business in England and Wales where alcohol is served or supplied.

  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in one to two hours
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Instant digital certificate on completion


The Licensing Act 2003 applies to any premises in England and Wales where alcohol is sold or supplied, and we understand how daunting legislation compliance can be. Therefore, we have designed a course that will make it simple and comprehensive for you.

Our Licensing Law Awareness course aims to give you the knowledge of the Licensing Act 2003 objectives, explaining how your business can achieve them.

It will also explain your responsibilities under this act and the seven compulsory conditions all premises serving alcohol must abide by.

Our Licensing Law Awareness training also covers the dangers associated alcohol including underage drinking and the effect it has on people. It will discuss how these dangers can be managed and the legal requirement are for keeping children safe from harm.

Who should take this course?

Our training has been designed for the members of staff who have responsibilities in premises which serve alcohol, including managers, supervisors and employees.

It is relevant to the vast number of premises that can be covered by the act, such as bars, pubs, restaurants, hotels, B&Bs, sport clubs, social clubs, members clubs, concert venues, stadiums, theatres, cinemas and any temporary event organisation.

Learning Objectives

  • State the objectives of the Licensing Act 2003 and how to achieve these
  • Understand the difference between a premises license, a personal license and a Temporary Events Notice, when it is applicable to use each and what the responsibilities are with each one
  • Have an awareness of the seven compulsory conditions that all premises serving alcohol must adhere to


Our Licesning Law Awareness course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Test and certification

At the end of the course, you will be required to answer 15 multiple choice questions to assess your understanding of the licensing law. A 75% pass mark is needed and there will be three attempts to achieve this at no extra cost. If more than three are required, you will need to contact the Virtual College team to arrange an additional try.

When the 75% pass mark has been achieved, you will be able to download and print a Virtual College allergy awareness certificate for your records.

Course duration

Our Licensing Law Awareness course should take one to two hours to complete, though this depends entirely on how quickly you learn and absorb the study material.

As the course is self-paced and progress is recorded throughout, you can easily complete the training in stages.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of more than 10 courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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