Personal Licence Holders - Level 2 Award
Please note that for all bookings made between the 2nd March 2018 and 2nd April 2018 there will be a delay in sending out the confirmation letter. Please expect this to arrive the week commencing 2nd April 2018.
The Licensing Act 2003 makes it a legal requirement for all retail sales of alcohol to be authorised by a Personal Licence holder. In addition, all premises licensed to sell alcohol must have a Designated Premises Supervisor in place, who is a Personal Licence holder. In order to obtain a Personal Licence one of the requirements is the holding of a recognised licensing qualification.
We are accredited with the British Innkeeping Institute Awarding Body (BIIAB) to award the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH), the market-leading qualification for obtaining a personal licence for the retail sale of alcohol.
The course is aimed at supervisors, managers and owners of businesses who will be required to authorise the sale of alcohol to other staff members. It is also suitable for those wishing to refresh their knowledge and receive updates on changes to licensing law.
Topics covered on the course include:
- Licensing objectives and licensable activities
- Premises Licences
- Personal Licences
- Temporary Event Notices
- Responsible retailing
- Age restricted sales and fake IDs
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Our licensing courses are taught by experienced enforcement officers who are responsible for the inspection of licensed premises and have achieved the Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching as well as the Institute of Licensing's Professional Licensing Practitioners' Qualification.
We aim to teach groups of no more than 8 people so all candidates can benefit from the knowledge and experience of the tutors who can also give limited pre-application advice.
The course is delivered as a full day session and will cover everything you need to know to pass the examination at the end of the course. The exam is composed of 40 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer at least 28 of 40 questions correctly to pass.
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements we recommend that individuals wishing to enrol on this course first consider completing the BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing, or be trained to a similar level.
In addition, all learners will need to have a good understanding of English and maths. If English is not your first language then please contact us to discuss what support we may be able to offer.
Course dates - 2018
- Monday 16th April
- Thursday 31st May
- Wednesday 13th June
- Monday 9th July
- Wednesday 15th August
- Monday 10th September
- Friday 12th October
- Thursday 8th November
- Monday 3rd December
- Thursday 20th December
Time: 9:30am - 4:45pm
If any of the above dates that you would like to attend are full then please let us know as we may be able to hold additional courses. This is subject to sufficient interest and resources to run the course.
Due to the refurbishment of our offices at Mandela House on Regent Street all courses will take place at the following venue until further notice:
Conference Room, Mill Road Depot, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ.
Limited car parking is available on site.
Please note that we will be moving back to our offices on Regent Street at an undetermined time this year and this may involve us having to change the venue at short notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The cost to attend the course is £100.00 per person. This includes:
- Course handbook
- Registration and examination fees
- Lunch and refreshments
- Fast-track Personal Licence application* (for applicants applying to Cambridge City Council upon request - please ask for further details)
*subject to the applicant having the correct documentation at the time of application, as well as staff availability.
Candidates are allowed one free re-sit of the examination. Further attempts will cost £20.00.
Contact us to discuss arrangements for group bookings and discounts.
We would be pleased to arrange corporate bookings providing a course exclusive for businesses. These courses can take place at your premises, providing adequate facilities are available, and tailored to your training needs.
Once we receive your booking a tutor will send you out a confirmation letter and coursebook within 5 working days.
When booking your place on EventBrite please make sure you provide up-to-date contact details including an address where you can receive the confirmation letter.
If you experience any problems using EventBrite or would like to book in another way then please contact us direct.
Licensing & Enforcement Team