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Training with Shepherd Neame

A range of training is available for all licensees, designed to ensure that the opportunities and challenges of running pubs are clear and to equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and ability to maximise the profitability of your business.


Shepherd Neame offers five workshops for licensees which are mandatory unless the licensee holds a comparable qualification:

  • Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)
  • Love Beer – Cellar Training
  • Level 2 Food Safety in Catering
  • Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Financial Management for Tenants

All workshops are run by trainers with experience within the industry, and, whenever possible, will accredit licensees with industry-recognised qualifications.

A £1,000 training deposit is built into your pub’s ingoing costs to cover the above courses, but £750 will be refunded on completion.

 “Taking on The Dragoon was quite daunting, as although I have worked in pubs for years I have never run one before, but Shepherd Neame provided lots of help and I took courses on areas such as cellar management and health and safety before moving in. It is amazing to finally be my own boss after all these years.
Clare, The Dragoon, Maidstone

Online Courses

We offer a range of online training through the CPL Training Group. These will ensure that you and your team are compliant with current regulations and that you have the correct knowledge to apply to the workplace. They cover a range of subjects including Customer Service, Age Verification, COSHH, Drugs Awareness and Fire Safety. Find out more at the CPL website.

To book on any of our courses, or for more information, contact our Training Co-ordinator on 01795 542136 or email