Personal Licence Holders e-Learning Course

Personal Licence Holders e-Learning Course

The law requires alcohol sales on licensed premises to be made or authorised by a personal licence holder. Individuals applying for a personal licence must hold an accredited licensing qualification such as the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH).

The qualification is accredited by both Ofqual and the Home Office, and has been designed to meet the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

Furthermore, whilst comprehensively covering the full framework as set down by the Government, the PLH qualification is extremely straight-forward, user-friendly and free from unnecessary jargon. It also provides excellent value for money without compromising on quality.

The aim of the PLH qualification is to provide candidates with essential knowledge of the legal framework surrounding the sale of alcohol in England and Wales.

This includes key information on the responsibilities of personal licence holders, duties of the Designated Premises Supervisor, the role of licensing authorities and police powers regarding licensed premises.

Achievement of the 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.

Course Content

  • The nature, purpose and period of validity of a personal licence
  • The application process and legal duties when applying for a personal licence
  • The legal duties of a personal licence holder
  • The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities
  • The licensing objectives and the importance of partnerships in promoting these objectives
  • The nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body
  • The law in relation to premises licences
  • The role and responsibilities of the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
  • The law in relation to Temporary Event Notices
  • The rights and legal duties of the responsible persons in relation to operation of licensed premises
  • The law in relation to the protection of children on licensed premises
  • The powers of the police and other authorities in relation to licensed premises
  • Prohibitions and exemptions in relation to licensable activities

The Personal Licence Holders e-Learning Course is aimed at anyone 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.

Persons completing this course will understand the main requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 and the legal responsibilities of a personal licence holder. Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence.


This course does not result in a recognised qualification, however you can arrange to sit the exam for a Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders.

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