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Personal Licence Training Courses


Why Get Licensed?

Get Licensed offers Personal Licence courses also known as APLH training at over 30 training locations throughout the UK. You have the option to choose from two courses: classroom based training or E-learning training.  E-learning training allows you to study at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.

For those looking to pursue a career in hospitality and the bar industry, the first step is to take an accredited Personal Licence course and acheive a Level 2 Award as a Personal Licence Holder. This 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.

The Personal Licence course, which is better known as the APLH, is a statutory requirement that has been implemented through the 2003 Licensing Act. This is to ensure that people involved in the sale of alcohol do so responsibly, as well as maintain standards to minimise alcohol abuse. When you complete the course, you will be awarded 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.

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About the Personal Licence course:

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 course is also designed to increase the student's knowledge about the effects of alcohol and how alcohol affects different people in various ways. This training provides bar staff with the opportunity to ensure that people are able to enjoy themselves without the risks that excessive alcohol consumption can bring about.

The inclusion of the training requirements within the Licensing Act demonstrates the Government’s dedication to reducing the health consequences of alcohol consumption in the UK. It also provides an avenue for bar staff to gain industry recognised training, which will increase the overall professionalism in the industry.

As part of our commitment to providing accredited and professional training services that exceed industry standards, Get Licensed and its training providers have recently announced the implementation of this training programme. As part of our commitment to this industry, we assure you that our training providers are dedicated to providing top quality training packages tailored to you and your business.

The training provided will ensure that students not only gain the necessary training to meet the needs of the Licensing Act, but they will also have a distinct advantage of personalised training, which will allow them to implement what they have been taught in the workplace.

The Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders is the basic requirement for selling alcohol within a retail environment.

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.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is this the right course for you?

If you work in the retail sale of alcohol in licensed premises including: pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, off licences, supermarkets, shops, nightclubs, casinos and/or any other venue which permits the commercial sale of alcohol, we’re happy to say this course if for you!

The Personal licence award is a nationally recognised qualification and any establishment that permits the sale of alcohol must have a personal licence holder on the premises at all times of opening.

Q: How is the Personal licence course assessed?

This course is assessed by an exam that has 40 multiple-choice questions. This will be taken at the end of the course.

Q: How do I apply for my Personal licence?

When you have passed your APLH course, you will be eligible to apply for you Personal licence through you local council. The fee for a Personal licence application is £37.00, with the same fee on each renewal, at ten yearly intervals.

Q: How can I book the Personal licence course?

It’s easy peasy. You can either book online or you can book through our 24/7 customer service line on 0207 078 7259.

Q: When will I receive my Personal licence exam result?

Get Licensed are proud to provide you with a ‘Fast Stream Results’ service for free when you book your Personal licence with us. Receive your results within just 7 working days after the last exam date. Our aim is to notify you the same day the training provider sends us your results. Your results will be available online and we’ll also send you an SMS to inform you when your results are available.

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Personal Licence Training

Location Date Flexi Price Saver Price Premium Price Book Now
London-Tower Hill £ 120 £100 £190
London-Central £ 120 £100 £190
Leeds £ 120 £100 £190
Sheffield £ 120 £100 £190
Bristol £ 120 £100 £190
Chelmsford £ 120 £100 £190
Liverpool £ 120 £100 £190
Nottingham £ 120 £100 £190
Manchester £ 120 £100 £190
London-Euston £ 120 £100 £190
London-Warren-Street £ 120 £100 £190
London-Goodge-Street £ 120 £100 £190
London-Aldgate £ 120 £100 £190
Birmingham £ 120 £100 £190
London-Stratford £ 120 £100 £190
Portsmouth £ 120 £100 £190
Norwich £ 120 £100 £190
Newcastle Upon Tyne £ 120 £100 £190
Leicester £ 120 £100 £190
London-East Ham £ 120 £100 N/A
London-Mile-End £ 120 £100 N/A

APLH - Personal Licence Course Content

There are no formal qualification requirements for this course. The programme is designed for anyone authorising the retail sale of alcohol in licensed premises, including pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, off-Licences, supermarkets, convenience stores, sports and social clubs, nightclubs, entertainment establishments and any other venue or site where alcohol is sold.

You can be confident that the APLH Personal Licence training covers everything you will be required to know to pass the qualification's examination. In addition to this, the course has been developed and rigorously piloted with experts from the industry to make sure it encompasses everything one needs to succeed.

The APLH Personal Licence covers the syllabus set by the Government to enable candidates to understand the law in relation to:

  • The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within work of the licensing objectives.
  • The application process for a personal licence.
  • The role and legal responsibilities of the personal licence holder, and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law.
  • The premises licence.
  • The content and purpose of operating schedules.
  • The role and duties of the designated premises supervisor.
  • Unauthorised and temporary licensable activities.
  • Rights of entry to licensed premises.
  • Police powers with regard to suspension and closure of licensed premises.
  • The specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol.
  • The strengths of alcoholic drinks, and the effects of alcohol on the human body.
  • The protection of children from harm.
  • The responsible retail sale of alcohol.


Would You Rather Do Your Personal Licence Course Online?

If you are struggling to find the time to complete your Personal Licence course, you may find our distance learning option useful. When you have completed the course online, you will be able to book your exam at one of our many training centres nationwide.


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