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Everybody who takes on a Greene King pub must be fully trained so that they know how to understand and make the most of their business.

Our courses have been tried and tested and independently reviewed to ensure we offer the best, practical and relevant advice on taking over a new pub, protecting your investment and helping you and your business grow. Here's what you need to do:

Mandatory Training

Before you can run a pub business with Greene King, you must have:

  • Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders to obtain a Personal Licence (APLH)
  • The Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) if your pub is in Scotland
  • Pre-Entry Awareness Training (PEAT) provided by the BII (British Institute of Innkeeping)
  • Safe Start Online Training to understand your and our responsibilities before you move into your pub
  • Level 2 Award In Food Safety if you are going to be handling or preparing food for customers

Pre-Entry Training

Before you run a Greene King Pub Partners pub, you should attend:

  • Go For Growth : Planning for Success to help you understand your pub business
  • Essential Finance to make sure you are able to manage the costs, sales and profitability of your business
  • Retail Excellence to deliver the highest quality service for your customers
  • Cellar Management to ensure that your customers are guaranteed a quality pint of our award-winning beer

We run Go For Growth, Essential Finance, Retail Excellence courses as 4 day blocks at venues throughout England and Scotland.


We also offer regular, optional courses that can help to grow your business as well as online training modules for you and your staff.

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Greene King Brewing and Retailing Limited, Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QT, +44 (0) 1284 763222, company registration no. 3298903