When you join us

All licensees entering into a new agreement with Greene King will need to complete a certain level of training. Whether it’s our induction or a refresher on key topics of running a pub, this will ensure that you operate your business safely and within the law. It will also help you to focus on the goals and targets of your business plan.

Call us on 01284 843055 to speak to the training team.

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Essentials

Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) (England) Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) (Scotland)

£130 per person

Anyone authorising the sale of alcohol to the public must hold a Personal Licence. 

WHAT’S COVERED

  • How to apply for a Personal Licence
  • Roles, legal responsibilities and the penalties for failure to comply with the law
  • The Premises Licence
  • The roles and duties of a Designated Premises Supervisor / Designated Premises Manager
  • Rights of entry to Licensed Premises
  • Temporary Events Notices (TENs)
  • The content and purpose of operating schedules
  • Police powers with regard to suspension and closure of Licensed Premises
  • Strengths of alcoholic drinks, and effects on the human body
  • The responsible retail sale of alcohol
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Essentials

PRE-ENTRY AWARENESS TRAINING - BII (PEAT)

£100 per person

PEAT is taken online to confirm that you understand the obligations of taking out a Tenancy or Lease Agreement with a pub company.

WHAT'S COVERED

  • You can take the course any time via the BII website at www.bii.org
  • It takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the training
  • There are 7 modules and at the end there is a short test
  • On completion, you’ll be provided with a BIIAB (British Institute of Innkeepers Awarding Body) certificate
  • For more information, visit www.bii.org/industry-advice/peat
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Online Learning

BEER GENIUS

Free as part of induction

A suite of three e-learning modules along with bite-size learning tutorials to teach you more about cask and keg beers. You’ll be assigned access automatically when you book on our Cellar Management course.

WHAT’S COVERED

  • Beer brand information
  • ‘How to’ videos
  • E-learning courses
  • Book face-to-face training
  • Best practice guides
  • Cellar Doctor fault-finding service
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Online Learning

LEVEL 2 AWARD FOR PERSONAL LICENSE

£130 per person

WHAT'S COVERED

  • How to apply for a Personal Licence
  • Roles, legal responsibilities and the penalties for failure to comply with the law
  • The Premises Licence
  • The roles and duties of a Designated Premises Supervisor
  • Rights of entry to Licensed Premises
  • Temporary Events Notices (TENs)
  • The content and purpose of operating schedules
  • Police powers with regard to suspension and closure of Licensed Premises
  • Strengths of alcoholic drinks, and effects on the human body
  • The responsible retail sale of alcohol
  • You will need to sit an exam at a registered location
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Online Learning

LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FOOD SAFETY

Free as part of induction or £10 for team members

If you are going to be preparing food, you and your team must have gained the Level 2 Award in Food Safety.

COURSE INFORMATION

  • Our online training module is for all chefs and kitchen team members to cover the areas they must undertake by law before working in a kitchen
  • Food legislation
  • Bacteria in food, food poisoning and food contamination
  • The food journey – purchase to service
  • Cleaning
  • Hygiene and health at work
  • The module is fully compliant and has been endorsed by the SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) and the IOH (Institute of Hospitality), and accredited by the NSA (National Skills Academy)
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Online Learning

SAFE START

Free as part of induction or £20 per module

Online training designed to guide you through safety checks and to advise you about both Greene King's and your responsibilities before you move into your pub.

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Workshops

CELLAR MANAGEMENT

£70 per person

How to manage your cellar effectively to ensure consistent quality, high yield and customer satisfaction.

WHAT’S COVERED

  • Introduction to the perfect pint
  • Cask beer and cask practical
  • Keg beer and keg practical
  • Gas systems and coolers
  • Cleaning, hygiene and food safety
  • Glass washing
  • Product presentation
  • At the end of the day you’ll sit the BIIAB Award in Beer Cellar Quality
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Workshops

GREENE KING’S INDUCTION PROGRAMME | THREE-DAY COURSE

£500 per person, £300 for second delegate sharing accommodation

Cost includes accommodation and evening meal on the first night
Our induction programme is held at our brewery in Bury St Edmunds.

WHAT’S COVERED

  • Day 1: Welcome to Greene King – developing the vision for your pub and making it a reality. Study tour. Hosted meal and overnight stay.
  • Day 2: Customer segmentation and market insight, marketing tools and trends. Brewery tour and tasting. Overnight stay.
  • Day 3: Financial controls, driving profitability and making it happen!
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Sarah Milward - Greene King Training NITAs 2019

'Some Pub Partners Agreement types also require that you do extra or additional training as a condition of the Agreement. Generally, this is where you may be expected to operate your business to agreed performance standards or where you do not have experience of working in the hospitality industry. The exact requirements may vary but the following summary will help you.'

Sarah Milward, Central Operations Manager

Training guide

Take a look at our guide to flexible learning and development for you and your team.

Supporting You

When you become part of the Greene King family, you become part of a support network that’s designed to help you every step of the way.

Why Greene King

As a licensee, you can become part of our 200-year heritage, and benefit from our experience, expertise and buying power.