What Training Do I Need To Run A Pub?
Historically training to run a pub was conducted on an ad-hoc basis through arrangements with breweries and pub companies or through general experience within the trade.
The situation now is very different and without formal training and an accredited qualification such as the National Certificate for Personal License Holders (NCPLH) you are unlikely to be granted a Professional License by your local magistrate's court.
This is because the 2003 Licensing Act, which came into force in November 2005, requires all licensees to be "fit and proper".
Professional bodies such as the British Institute of Inn Keeping (BII) can advise you on which courses are appropriate given your past work, business and managerial experience.
Courses can last anywhere between 2-6 weeks and cost £1,000 and above to complete.
Pub companies are always looking for talented individuals to operate their properties via leasehold or tenancy agreements and on the whole will be happy to arrange training for you if they feel that you have potential.
Alternatively why not approach your local Fleurets office, who can advise you on the steps you will need to take in order to enter the licensed trade as well as providing information on the many opportunities that exist locally with regards to pubs for sale or to let.