Underage Sales Prevention Course (Challenge 25)


  • 2 hours course with same day exam
  • Exam fee, course book and Certificate included
  • Covers the essential requirements for sellers of alcohol under the licensing law
  • Covers the consequences and penalties for selling alcohol to under-18s
  • Covers acceptable proof-of-age documentation
  • Test purchasing and refusal of the sale
  • For Hospitality and Retail industries
  • Minimum 5 attendees for face-to-face training
  • Minimum 3 attendees for virtual course (live online)


How to book? Simply select when do you want the training and add the number of attendees. After the successful purchase we will contact you to arrange the convenient day and time.


Need training delivered to you?

We can offer exceptional deals on in-house/on-site training at a location of your choice for a number of your staff. Enquire to learn about our offers.

Who is this course for?

If you sell alcohol to the public for consumption off the premises, for example in an off-licence store or on the premises, for example in a restaurant; this ‘Challenge 25’ course will provide you with the knowledge you need to sell alcohol legally and responsibly. This short course is designed to support a role in the workplace for learners working or preparing to work in retail or hospitality, offering age-restricted products and/or services.

This training can be used as a due diligence, to evidence the continuous development of your staff members. It can also work as a knowledge refresher, especially after a failed test purchase.

Please note, this course covers only the essential parts of the key aspects of alcohol sale. If you need to obtain the complete Level 2 qualification for Personal Licence holders please go to this page Personal Licence course. 

How long will it take?

The course will take around 2 hours.

How is the course delivered?

This short course can be delivered Face-to-face on your premises – depending on location. Minimum 5 attendees required for this option.

NEW! We can now deliver this course virtually ! After arranging the convenient day and time the tutor will deliver the tuition via online live stream. Short notice dates and evening/weekend slots available!


Topics covered

Learners who complete this Challenge 25 course will understand the age restrictions, legal responsibilities and penalties that apply. They will also know how to prevent unlawful sales of age-restricted products or services:

  • The essentials of the Licensing Law
  • Categories of harm
  • How to prevent underage sales
  • Test purchasing
  • Who and how to ask for the proof of age
  • How to check ID
  • How to refuse the sale
  • Proxy sales
  • The refusal log

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice online test at the end of the session.

Additional information

When would you like the course to take place?

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


After a successful pass of the test, Certificates are emailed within 24 hours

Course structure

2,5 hours interactive tuition led by tutor, followed by a test at the end.

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