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CPL Online has now gone live on Course-Source eLearning for Business offering 29 new courses targeted at hospitality sector learning needs..


The CPL online courses offer organisations a highly cost-effective approach to addressing compliance requirements and skills gaps for the core hospitality roles. Employers can easily evaluate and access this market-leading content through the Course-Source portal.

The British Hospitality Association reports that the UK hospitality sector consists of 180,000 businesses and employs 4.49 million people, making it the fourth largest employer, and with a prediction of a further 100,000 new jobs by 2020. It has a high proportion of casual and entry-level jobs with more than a third of employees under the age of 25, and staff turnover is notably high. The sector is well regulated and there is a high demand for compliance-related training. Around 80% of leaders in the industry achieved their executive, franchisee/ownership, chef and management positions by working their way up, which also evidences the importance of professional, management and leadership development within the sector.

The CPL Pedigree

As part of CPL Training Group, CPL Online are a leading provider of licensed retail and hospitality training in the UK. They are also the biggest provider of the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH), the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) and Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Refresher qualification (SCPLHR), all of which are awarded by the BIIAB (British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body).

CPL Online now employs over 100 staff in the design, development and production of eLearning programmes which includes educational, instructional design, Apps, 2D & 3D animation, and data analyst teams, as well as utilising the deep hospitality training knowledge of the parent company.

Course titles from the CPL course range, include the following:-

• Age Verification
• Allergen Awareness
• Award for Licensed Premises Staff (ALPS)
• Cask Marque Bar Excellence
• Coffee Skills
• Food Safety in Manufacturing
• Scottish Award for Licensed Premises Staff (SALPS)
• Venners Stock Management