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Personal Licence (APLH) - Exam Only



The exam only session is aimed at individuals who cannot attend a full day Personal Licence course due to other commitments. Once you book this with us you’ll receive an email which includes all the learning material and resources required to pass the exam, including the same PowerPoint slides our instructors use on the full day course. Study at your own pace and then sit one of the exam-only sessions at any of our centres.

It is a requirement by the law that all sales of alcohol conducted on licensed premises must be authorised by a personal licence holder. In order to apply to become a personal licence holder you must hold an accredited qualification to prove that you can sell alcohol both legally and responsibly. Our Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders is an approved and accredited, nationally recognised course.

Course Overview


From £69.99 No Hidden Cost


1-2 Hours


Dependant on date & location
See below


Minimum age requirement is 18


The course is assessed by 1 multiple choice exam. You need to score 28/40 to pass.


Get results within 10-15 working days of the exams. (same-day results also available!) 96% PASS RATE


Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Award For Personal Licence Holders (RQF) certificate.

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(APLH) Personal Licence Course Content

The Personal Licence course is a 1 day course and is divided into several units:

  • Overview of the Licensing Act and licensing authorities
  • Personal Licences and Premises Licences
  • Operating schedules
  • Unauthorised licensable activities and permitted temporary activities
  • Duties of the Personal Licence Holder
  • Children and the protection of children
  • Disorderly conduct on licensed premises and rights of entry
  • Prohibitions and alcohol
  • Other laws and regulations and social responsibilities

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders also known as the personal license is a license issued by a UK council to an individual who has completed the necessary training to ensure they hold all the skills and knowledge required to function effectively while maintaining legal safety standards when working in places such as retail, hospitality or special event industries where the sale of alcohol is taking place.

A Premises License is the license granted by a Licensing Authority to permit licensable activities, such as the sale of alcohol, to take place on-premises. Premises do not have to be a physical building and a Premises License can be granted for moveable structures such as beer tents and burger vans.

Examples of licensed premises can be found below:

* Restaurants * Supermarkets * Hotels * Pubs * Off Licences * Bars * Convenience stores * Nightclubs, sports clubs, social clubs * Premises for entertainment activities * Casinos * All other licensed establishments

The application for a Premises Licence is made to the Local Authority in the area where the venue will operate, please contact the local authority for more information as application processes may vary in different area's.

After you have passed the Personal License training and you receive your certificate from us, you'll need to apply for your personal license at the local council in your city.


You will be required to pay a £37 application fee to your local council. The council will then conduct a complete background check, after checking your qualifications and completing the mandatory background check, the licensing authority will send your Personal License to you.

We understand that some people cannot attend a full-day training course due to other commitments so we have introduced an exam-only option for you.

Once you book the Personal License exam-only option with us you’ll receive an email which includes all the learning material and resources required to pass the exam, including the same PowerPoint slides our instructors use on the full-day course. Study at your own pace and then sit the exam at one of our centres.

If you are unsuccessful in passing the exam at the end of this course, you do not have to sit the training again and will only need to retake the exam, you can book a resit by calling our office line and speaking to a member of staff.

This qualification is valid indefinitely, that means you will never have to do this course again.

Yes you can, simply go to the Jobcentre and get them to book the course on your behalf or alternatively, book the course yourself and use the receipt we give you to have the funds reimbursed back to you by the Jobcentre.

A Personal Licence is required by anyone authorising the sale of alcohol from a Licensed Premises. All Licensed Premises must have an allocated Personal Licence Holder, known as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). By law, the DPS must authorise every sale of alcohol otherwise selling alcohol can lead to various penalties, including a fine of £20,000 and up to six months of prison time.

Not everyone who makes a sale has to hold a Personal Licence, as long as a Personal Licence Holder has authorised the sale, however it is advisable to have more than one Personal License holder at any given time in cases of emergencies because if a personal license holder is unavailable or becomes sick the business will have to stop sales or worse, face legal consequences for not following the law.

At the end of the one-day training course, you have the option of sitting the standard paper-based exam where results and certificate will be generated within 10-15 working days or you can choose our same-day result service for faster turn-around time, individuals that choose the same-day result service will sit the exam in digital format, hence results will be generated on the same day followed by certificates being ready in just 3-5 working days.

Yes, you can! However, if the course gets fully booked, you may not be able to attend it. We do not reserve places for learners who pay on the day. Also, you will be required to pay the full price for the course, and you will miss out on discounts. Hence, we strongly recommend booking and paying for the course in advance for a guaranteed spot on the course at the best price.

Candidates are required to provide just one photographic identity document, common examples of these are:

- Passport of any nationality - Driving licence photocard of any nationality - Residence permit of any nationality - Valid EU photo ID card

If you don't have any of the above, please contact our office and speak to a member of staff for alternatives.

Yes, our Personal Licence qualification is accepted by all councils in England and Wales

The only requirement for this qualification is that you must be at least 18 years of age or older.

It is very important that you receive a booking confirmation upon booking the course. A booking confirmation includes all the necessary details regarding your booking, like the address of the venue, timings of the course, course requirements, etc. So if you do not receive a booking confirmation we advise first checking your spam folder because emails can sometimes end up there, if you don't find the email in your spam, please contact us so that we can verify your email address and re-send you the booking confirmation email.

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