Training & course fees

We want everyone who takes on a Greene King pub to really understand – and make the most of – their business. That’s why all our licensees receive mandatory training. The courses we offer have been tried and tested and independently reviewed to ensure we offer the best, practical, 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:

Pre-entry training

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

We run Go For Growth, Essential Finance and Retail Excellence courses as three-day blocks at venues throughout England and Scotland.
(All prices do not include VAT, which will be charged at standard rate).

Additional training

We also offer regular, optional courses that can help to grow your business, as well as online training modules for you and your staff.
Online modules are available to all Pub Partner licensees and their staff, and they can be accessed through, or the Greene King training team, who can be contacted here. All modules are available at a rate of just £15 plus VAT, apart from the PLH, which is £125 plus VAT.
Available courses include:

  • Coffee training
  • Customer service training
  • First Aid awareness training
  • Licensing & Social Responsibility (England & Wales)
  • Licensing & Social Responsibility (Scotland)
  • The Bartender
  • Food Safety Level 2
  • Health & Safety
  • Working in a kitchen
  • Wine training
  • Personal Licence for England & Wales (APLH) or Scotland (SCPLH) - the theory training is done online, and the exam is sat at a Pearson Vue test centre.

Advanced qualifications

Online training modules £15 each.

How to pay

Before you move into your pub, you will need to set up a training fund (minimum £800) to cover your training costs.

How to book

Booking your training is simple. Please either complete the Booking form online or call the training team directly on 01284 714375 for further information. Once booked, we'll confirm that a place has been reserved for you at the nearest training venue.