Qualification purpose

Award for Personal Licence Holders, also known as the APLH Licence, is the essential requirement for selling alcohol within a retail atmosphere. This qualification 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 legal 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, off licence 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.

Qualification structure

Qualification title: Award for Personal Licence Holders

Qualification level: Level 2

Duration: 1 Day training

This qualification is aimed at those over 18. It is recommended that candidates should have a basic Level of literacy and numeracy or equivalent. There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification. Geographical coverage This qualification is available to candidates in England and Wales. Acceptable forms of I.D. The list below outlines acceptable forms of identification for candidates undertaking a regulated qualification. Ideally candidates should provide at least 1 form of photo I.D. If photo I.D is not available, 2 forms of non-photographic I.D can be produced.

    Acceptable forms of photographic I.D (1 required) are:

  • • Signed UK Photo card driving licence
  • • Signed passport (any nationality)
  • • Valid EU Photo identity card
  • • SIA security licence (with photo)
  • • Current and valid warrant card issued by HM forces or Police
  • • Current and valid Prison service card (with photo)
  • • Proof of age card
  • • Employee photo identification card
  • • Student photo identification card for a recognised educational establishment
  • • Firearms license (with photo)

    Acceptable forms of non-photographic I.D (2 required) are:

  • • Current driving license – paper version
  • • Birth certificate
  • • Marriage/civil partnership certificate
  • • Mortgage statement (issued within past 12 months)
  • • Bank or building society statement (issued within last 3 months)
  • • Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter (issued within last 3 months)
  • • Credit card statement (issued within last 3 months)
  • • Pension or endowment financial statement (issued within last 12 months)
  • • P45 or P60 statement (issued within last 12 months)
  • • Council tax statement (issued within last 12 months)
  • • Valid work permit or visa issue by the UK government
  • • Utility bill – excluding mobile phone bill (issued within last 3 months)
  • • Benefit statement e.g. child benefit, pension (issued within last 3 months)

Personal Licence Course Content

    This course 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
Assessment methods
Candidates are assessed for this qualification using a Multiple-choice question paper Each candidate will be assessed for this qualification by the completion of a multiple-choice question paper. Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 70% correct answers to achieve a pass.
Reasonable adjustments
All candidates are required to complete the assessment criteria in a manner appropriate to the purpose of the qualification. The prescribed assessment methods for this qualification should not unfairly disadvantage candidates, who would otherwise be able to demonstrate competence in the assessment criteria and in line with the purpose of the qualification. If you feel the assessment methods above would disadvantage you please contact us to discuss reasonable adjustment.
UKPRN Number: 10082066

In Partnership with Lilly Angel