Specialist training for the licensed trade, hospitality, leisure, events & tourism

Security Courses
Food Safety Courses
Personal Licences
Licensing Practitioners

About abv Training


Leading the way to exceptional service


Who we are:

abv Training was established in September 2001 and was acquired by CPL Training in 2015. abv training runs courses throughout England, Wales and Scotland.


We are now firmly established as one of the UK’s leading training companies.


The business was founded by the late David Hawbrook CMBii, who invested his 30 years of experience of working in the hospitality industry as well as his passion for this field to create the multi-award winning abv Training.



What we offer:

abv Training offers national qualifications from the awarding body – BIIAB


Qualifications include Personal Licence courses such as the APLH and SCPLH, plus refresher training for those working in Scotland.


We also offer a wide range of e-learning courses, which are studied online in a student’s spare time.  Distance learning is available for the Multiple-Licensed Premises Management (MLPM) qualification.


This is just a small snapshot of the training our team delivers.


We are proud that we work with many of the UK’s leading operators in pubs, hotels and leisure.



Mission Statement


Through enthusiasm for delivering results, we will be seen as the natural choice for developing people.




Leading the way to exceptional service.



Our values

  • to do what we promise, when we promise it.
  • to recognise that a project is not completed until the client sees it as such.
  • to ensure that with everything we do the client recognises the benefit.
  • to always think - is there a better way of doing it?
  • to see problems as challenges - with solutions.
  • to thrive on continual learning.
  • to believe that anything is possible.
  • to have a passion for customer service.
  • to remain true to our values.
  • to have fun!


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