‘Underage Sales Prevention’ Online Course


This course provides advice and assistance to persons who sell products that carry age restrictions. It is very important that certain products, especially alcohol, knives and aerosols are not sold to persons who are under-age. Problems with anti-social behaviour, teenage pregnancies, assaults and also health problems can be directly linked to the misuse of age restricted products.

  • Access online, anywhere, anytime, and on any device – laptop, mobile, tablet or desktop (Windows, Apple or Android, etc).
  • Accredited and endorsed by leading awarding bodies within the hospitality industry.
  • Unlimited access to course modules – to refresh your knowledge at any time.
  • Personalised, printable ‘Underage Sales Prevention‘ course certificate.
  • Personal dashboard to track your progress, or employees’ progress.

All orders are processed during working hours. You will then be sent a welcome email with full instructions about accessing your course, or how to set up your team.


The Award in Underage Sales Prevention (AUSP) course is accredited and endorsed by leading awarding bodies within the hospitality industry, including the Institute of Hospitality and the BIIAB.

The aim of the course is to introduce you to:

  • Age-restricted products and associated risks
  • Proof of age and requesting photographic I.D.
  • The importance of stopping underage sales in your business
  • How to refuse a sale
  • Penalties and fines

Course Duration: 30 minutes*
* Based on average time taken by candidates.

Assessment: Upon completion of the course, learners will complete an end of learning assessment consisting of 20 questions. 70% of the questions will need to be answered correctly to receive a certificate.

As part of our flexible training and support for hospitality and leisure professionals, Inn-Dispensable offers a range of additional services and online courses.

All staff involved in the retailing of age restricted products require training. It is a criminal offence to attempt to sell, buy or attempt to buy age restricted products for underage purchasers.

Course content:

Module 1

  • Age restricted products and the minimum age of purchase
  • Short-term and long-term harm of age restricted products

Module 2 – Alcohol

  • Legislation relating to the sale of alcohol
  • How to authorise the sale of alcohol
  • The Licensing Objectives
  • Children and alcohol
  • Penalties and fines

Module 3 – Other age-restricted products

  • Video recordings and computer games
  • Tobacco, electronic cigarettes and the sale of e-liquids
  • Fireworks and knives
  • Penalties and fines

Module 4 – Sales prevention

  • Age verification and how to ask for photographic I.D.
  • How to refuse service and the refusals register
  • When to ask for help
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