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Personal Licence Holders – Level 2

Licensing law in England and Wales states that anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public must hold a personal licence. Those who wish to obtain a personal licence need to apply to their local authority.

Applicants will be asked for a number of things to support their application including proof that they hold a licensing qualification such as the ALPH’s Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders.

Achievement of qualification forms an essential part of the personal licence application and will enable those selling or authorising alcohol sales to operate both legally and responsibly.

Who is this for?

The APLH course is aimed at managers, assistant managers and supervisors or staff seeking promotion to one of these positions.

Anyone working in a job role that requires them to authorise retail sales of alcohol in England and Wales must complete the APLH course in order to apply for their personal licence.

Course content

This one day course includes lectures enhanced by video and written materials. Delegates are encouraged to actively participate in discussion sessions and group activities.

Delegates are also provided with the course book prior to attending the course and are encouraged to read and complete the contained exercises. This ensures that delegates are better prepared for the course

The APLH training course will provide each delegate with a clear understanding of the framework of law and regulation that underpins the responsibilities of the personal licence holder. This will include:

  • 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: A multiple choice question examination immediately follows the APLH training course.


This course will be held at the Food Alert Training Centre – 247 – 249 Cromwell Road, London SW5 9GA.