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Alcohol Personal Licence Holder Training Course

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

The law requires alcohol sales on licensed premises to be made or authorised by a personal licence holder. Individuals applying for a personal licence must hold an accredited licensing qualification such as this one.

The aim of this qualification is to provide individuals with essential knowledge of the legal framework surrounding the sale of alcohol in England and Wales. This includes key information on the responsibilities of personal licence holders, duties of the designated premises supervisor, the role of licensing authorities and police powers regarding licensed premises.

Achievement of this qualification forms an essential part of the personal licence application and enables those selling or authorising alcohol sales to operate both legally and responsibly.

Who should attend

  • Those wishing to apply for an Alcohol Personal Licence
  • Those wishing to update or refresh their knowledge

Course syllabus

  • The nature, purpose and period of validity of a licence
  • Application process and legal duties when applying for a licence
  • Legal duties of the personal licence holder
  • Roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities
  • Licensing objectives and the importance of partnerships in promoting these partnerships
  • Nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body
  • Law relating to premises licences
  • Role and responsibilities of the designated premises supervisor
  • Temporary event notices
  • Rights and legal responsibilities of the responsible person in relation to operation of licensed premises
  • Law regarding children on licensed premises
  • Police and other authorities powers in relation to licensed premises
  • Prohibitions and exemptions in relation to licensable activities

Course duration

  • 1 day (8 hours)
  • Can be split into shorter, more business appropriate sessions if required
  • Courses and assessments can be held at your premises for your group of Learners
  • Courses available at our Training Centres (Schedules/Locations displayed by clicking Course Schedule above)


  • A 40 question multiple-choice question paper
  • To pass, a Learner is required to gain 28 correct answers


  • A Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance certificate

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