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Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

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Course Description

Any business licensed to sell alcohol, including small pubs, retailers, large night clubs, cafés, restaurants, hotels and sports facilities, is required by law to have at least one personal licence holder. To become a personal licence holder, an individual should obtain a regulated personal licence holders qualification. The objective of this qualification is to allow an individual to meet a requirement set by law to undertake a specific role. The qualification is designed for those learners working in, or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol. It is a prerequisite for anyone who wishes to hold a personal licence. Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence.

The full cost of this course is £85. The course runs for 1 day on Monday 8th March 2021, 9am - 5pm. Loans for course fees may be available for eligible learners.


Highfield Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (RQF)

Entry Requirements

To register onto this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

  • 18 years of age or above
  • It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in Literacy or numeracy or equivalent


Topics include: • understanding the application process for a personal licence • your legal duties as a personal licence holder • the roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities • the licensing objectives and why they’re so important • how the nature and strength of alcohol can affect your customers • the law relating to protecting children on a licensed premises • the powers held by the police and other authorities.

Learners gaining this qualification will understand the main requirements of the Licensing Act 2003, the importance of promoting the licensing objectives and the legal responsibilities of a personal licence holder. This qualification is assessed by a Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) examination. The examination for this qualification contains 40 questions that must be completed within one hour. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a minimum pass mark of 70%.

Work Experience

There are no work expereince opportunities linked to this one day course.


A personal licence allows the holder to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol. A personal licence is also needed to apply to become a designated premises supervisor (DPS). Licensed premises can have more than one personal licence holder.

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