Stocktaker training course 18th-20th October 2016

Intensive stocktaker training course by ILTSA

Book your place now on the next stocktaker training course run by the only qualifying body for stock auditors in the Licensed Trade, ILTSA (The Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors).

Taking place between the 18th and 20th October, the ILTSA stocktaker 3-day stocktaker training course is the industry recognised essential training for those in the industry or considering taking up the profession.

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For all levels, no previous experience required

Whatever your current experience in the profession, nothing is taken for granted on our Intensive Stock Auditor course, as it takes you from the basics to advanced stocktaking.

Of course, it is impossible to create stocktakers over a three-day period, but the lecturers will give everybody present a very good grounding of the profession, which will give them the stepping stone upon which to develop their own business or seek employment.

Three day intensive course

The 3-day course takes place at the popular Shireburn Arms Hotel in Clitheroe, Lancashire, which offers quality, comfortable training rooms and accommodation.

The course lecturers are all qualified and very experienced stock auditors that will provide not only a strong grounding in the theory but practical knowledge based on years in the profession.

The course itself covers everything you will need including:

  • Theory of stocktaking
  • Practical stocktaking
  • Goods Inwards
  • Allowances / Adjustments
  • Auxiliary stock control
  • Cellar control systems
  • Food stocktaking
  • Changeover valuations

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What past delegates say about the stocktaker training course

The course has been well received by delegates over many years with comments includuing:

The course was very comprehensive and I found the lecturers to be extremely dedicated, knowledgeable and helpful.

I found the course to be an excellent learning experience. The course content was varied, interactive, and covered more areas than I imagined, I would not hesitate in recommending it to my colleagues.

Well constructed and followed a logical progression throughout. The lecturers obviously all knew their subject well and were helpful, patient and friendly both during the lectures and socially.


Why you should visit the ILTSA stand at Imbibe Live 2016

See ILTSA at Imbibe Live 2016Come and visit the Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors at Imbibe Live if you want to find out more about training as a stocktaker, gaining a professional qualification or understanding how being a member of ILTSA could benefit you.

We are delighted to have a stand at this years Imbibe Live event which is being held at Olympia, London, on the 4th & 5th of July 2016.

Why the ILTSA stand is a must…

As the only qualifying body for stocktakers within the Licensed Trade, the Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors has been setting the standards for the stocktaking industry for more than 60 years.

… for those looking to build a career

Our recognised professional training courses and exams provide a strong base to develop a successful career in the industry, whether as a stocktaker or any of the related hospitality areas such as hotelier, restaurant groups and publicans.

At the ILTSA stand, our team will be happy to tell you more about us, our professional training, exams and membership benefits.

… for industry decision makers

If you are a decision maker within our industry – independent hoteliers, CEO’s, directors, food and beverage managers – you should come to us to find out how our qualified and experienced members can provide you with a professional stocktaking service.

Where to find us

We would love to see you at our stand which you can find at Stand E80 Olympia. If you are not able to attend Imbibe Live then find out more about us on our website or contact us.

Imbibe Live

There will be over 200 exhibitors at Imbibe Live, which is the innovative and interactive annual exhibition for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks in the licensed trade.

It is not only designed for wine, beer and spirit buyers but every type of person and operator in the industry including food & beverage controllers, managers, bar tenders, mixologists, wine waiters and sommeliers.


Beware of the latest scams and fraudsters

ILTSA scam alertThe more advanced technology gets the more sophisticated and innovative fraudsters are getting in trying to catch us all out.

The latest development is social engineering fraud which has been identified by the international police agency, Interpol, as one of the world’s emerging fraud trends.

We thought that ILTSA members would find this article on the BBC website very informative about what to be aware of to protect both your personal and business data from this latest threat.

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On this cheerful note, a Happy New Year to all of our Stock Auditor members!

Update your Stock Auditor Profile

ILTSA Auditor Profile pageWe have re-designed our website to raise the profile of our qualified licensed trade stock auditors and to deliver you more business leads over the coming months.

To increase your chance of receiving leads it is important that you ensure your Stock Auditor profile page is up to date and encourages people to contact you.

We have sent you a link so that you can check the data we hold for you.  This information is used to create your page so please check the details carefully and send us updates and, if you can, an image to use.

The more appealing and informative your profile page is the more likely it is to attract inquiries.

We look forward to hearing from you.

2016 ILTSA Membership Fees – No rise

We are pleased to announce that at a recent ILTSA Council Meeting it was agreed to hold membership fees at the same rate as in the previous four years.

While so many day-to-day costs are going up, by holding our prices, ILTSA membership is proving even greater value to our members.

Early in the New Year subscription forms will be sent out by both Post and Email. As in previous years there will be discounts available for payment before the end of February (this year the 28th February 2016).

Payment can be made by cheque, direct debit or BACS.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

AA Breakdown Cover through the ILTSA – Great value

The AAOne of the great benefits from being a member of the ILTSA is access to our AA Membership package that includes Roadside Assistance as well as Home Start, Relay & Relay Plus.

It is such great value that it virtually saves your subscription to the ILTSA each year!

If you are a new member and want to know more about the package please contact us via the contact form»

Renewal deadline for current members

If you are already a Member of the scheme please remember to complete the AA application form that has been emailed to you and return it to Brett Websdale as soon as possible (all the contact details are on the form).

We are pleased to say that there has been no increase on last year’s premiums despite the rise in insurance premium tax and the almost inevitable annual increase. This offers excellent value for money as well as giving you peace of mind whilst travelling from job to job.

Our Membership Package includes Roadside Assistance as well as Home Start, Relay & Relay Plus. Cover starts from 1st December – so please let Brett know before 20th November, if you are wanting to join or wish to continue membership for the coming year.


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