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A Personal Licence is the perfect course if you authorise the sale of alcohol. If you are looking to advance your career in the hospitality industry or open your own establishment this is the course for you.

Course NAME

Personal Licence (APLH )

DURATION 1-day
FROM £149.99
MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Work in a sector that requires sale of alcohol

COURSE UNITS
ASSESSMENT

Multiple Choice Exam (40 questions)

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Personal Licence Course Details

The Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders, also known as the APLH Licence, is the basic requirement for obtaining a Personal Alcohol Licence and selling alcohol within a retail environment.

The Personal Licence Course leads to the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders. This ensures that hospitality workers, bar staff and event managers have attained the necessary skills and qualifications to operate legally, whilst also maintaining a safe environment for their customers, employees and co-workers.

The APLH Personal Licence course is a statutory requirement for people involved in the sale of alcohol. It ensures people do so responsibly, as well as maintain standards to minimise alcohol abuse.

 

This Personal Licence course will provide you with the relevant training and accreditation required to legally sell and authorise the sale of alcohol at any licensed premises in England and Wales for those looking to pursue a career in hospitality and the bar industry.

One of the key skills that the Personal Licence course (APLH) provides is the ability to understand and implement the requirements of the Licensing Act within the workplace.

The sale of alcohol without the approved authorisation carries a maximum penalty on conviction of a fine of £20,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

How can I get a Personal Licence?

Getting your Personal Licence may seem like a long-winded process. A detailed application process guide is available in the Application Process section on this page. The process, in summary, can be broken into 3 simple steps: 

  • Step 1: Book and attend the Personal Licence course
  • Step 2: Get certified by passing the course.
  • Step 3: Complete the licence application which will be available from your local council's website.

If you are based in Scotland you will need to apply for a Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holder (SCPLH).

This course is also available as an online course.

Personal Licence Course Content

The Personal Licence Course to hold a Personal Alcohol Licence runs over 1-day and is divided into the following units:

  • Licensing authorities
  • Personal and premises licences
  • Operating schedules
  • Permitted temporary activities
  • Unauthorised licensable activities
  • Police powers and rights of entry
  • Legal and social responsibilities of the personal licence holder
  • Illegal drugs, the effects of alcohol and disorderly conduct
  • Protection of children

Personal Licence Course Assessment

At the end of your Persona Licence training course, a 40-question multiple choice exam will be conducted. The questions on this exam are covered on your course.

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Personal Licence Application process

You must apply to the licensing authority of the district or borough in which you live, not where you work. You can find your local authority by entering your postcode here.

The requirements for a successful Personal Licence application are as follows:

Correctly filled personal licence application

Two passport photos - one of these must be endorsed

Original Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders certificate

Proof of entitlement to work in the UK

Disclosure of criminal convictions and declaration

Application fee

The application fee is usually £37. You may post the completed application to the Licencing Team at the local authority. Some local councils also accept walk-in applications.

Most personal licence applications take a maximum of 20 working days to be processed. 

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Frequently asked
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All personal licences issued after the 1st of April 2015 run indefinitely unless cancelled, forfeited or surrendered.

You need a personal licence to authorise the sale or supply of alcohol under The Licensing Act 2003

To get your personal licence, the first step is to attend and pass the 1-day personal licence course. Once you pass and receive your certificate, you can apply via your local licensing authority (usually your local council)

At the end of the course you will be required to sit a 40-question multiple choice examination

Certficates are dispachted 4 - 6 weeks after successful course completion via Royal Mail. We aim to post your certificate within 2 days after receiving it from your training provider. We will send you an email once we have dispatched your certificate. If you opted for Secured Delivery, your certificate will be posted with a service requiring your signature

No. If you are arranging a temporary event such a festival that will be selling alcohol and having regulated entertainment then you need to apply for a temporary event notice, also commonly referred to as TEN. To find out more about authorising the sale of alcohol without a Personal Licence during a temporary event please contact your local council.

 



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