Personal Licence

To become a Personal Licence Holder, you must complete a course designed for Personal Licence Holders with a recognised training provider. Saint Peter’s College has been training aspiring Personal Licence holders for more than 5 years and our course is one of the best out there.
Our Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders course is accredited by Highfield. After finishing the course you will be well equipped to sit for an examination with Highfield Qualifications. Once you pass the exam, you will receive an Ofqual Regulated Certificate, also known as a Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) certificate.

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What is Personal Licence?

A Personal License is a type of license issued in the United Kingdom to individuals who have completed the required training and possess the necessary skills and knowledge to work in industries such as retail, hospitality, or special events where the sale of alcohol takes place. The license is issued by a UK council and ensures that the holder can effectively maintain legal and safety standards while working in such industries.

Course Summary

  • The responsible retail sale of alcohol
  • The role and legal responsibilities of the personal licence holder and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law
  • The roles, responsibilities, and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives
  • Unauthorised and temporary licensable activities
  • The application process for a personal licence
  • Rights of entry to licensed premises
  • Police powers with regard to suspension and closure of licensed premises
  • The specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol
  • The strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body
  • The protection of children from harm
  • The premises licence
  • The content and purpose of operating schedules
  • The role and duties of the designated premises supervisor

Course Options

  • Distance Learning
  • Face-to-Face Learning!

If you wish, you can complete your Personal License training for FREE through our distance learning program.

Alternatively, you can make a reservation for our face-to-face training and exams, which are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, by selecting a suitable date from the calendar on this page.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for anyone looking to apply for their Personal Alcohol Licence in order to sell or supply alcohol on behalf of any licensed premises in England & Wales.

  1. Individual who wish to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol at a retail shop in England or Wales
  2. Individuals who need to authorise the serving of alcohol at a licenced premises
  3. Individuals looking to sell or serve alcohol at a temporary event
  4. Individuals already having a personal licence but want to refresh their training

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a personal licence qualification valid for?
Personal Licenses are now valid indefinitely due to the Deregulation Act 2015. If you have already been issued with a Personal License that shows an expiry date, you will no longer need to renew it, even if the existing license has expired.

What is a Premises License, and why do you need one?

A Premises License is the license granted by a Licensing Authority to permit licensable activities, such as the sale of alcohol, to take place on-premises. Premises include stationary structures such as restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, pubs, bars, convenience stores, nightclubs, sports clubs, social clubs, premises for entertainment activities and casinos. Premises are also granted for movable structures such as beer tents and burger vans.

How Can I Apply for a Premises Licence?

To apply for a Premises License, you must submit an application to the Local Authority in the area where your venue will be located. As part of the application process, you will be required to provide personal details and information about your DPS check. The specific application processes may vary depending on the local council. For more information, please contact your local council.

Do I need a DBS check for a personal license?

Yes, to apply for a Personal License, you are required to provide a Basic DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check certificate. This check is a type of criminal record check that will disclose any unspent convictions that you may have.

What is the cost of a Personal Licence?

The cost of the application form for a Personal Licence is approximately £37. In addition, you may be required to pay £25 for a DBS Check if you have not had one recently. Please note that these fees may vary depending on your local council. For more information, please contact your local council.

What is the purpose of the DPS?

DPS stands for Designated Premises Supervisor. It is a legal requirement to have a licensed DPS when selling alcohol. Failure to do so could result in a jail sentence. The primary responsibility of the DPS is to ensure that all staff sells alcohol legally. It is important to note that if you fail to produce your license upon request from the police or council officers, you may face a fine of up to £1,000, a prison sentence of up to 6 months, or both.

Does a Personal Licence Holder need to be present on premises at all times?

If the premises license requires you to have a PLH or a DPS present at all times on your premises, it is important that you comply with these requirements. However, if such requirements are not specified, it is your responsibility to ensure that the licensing objectives are promoted and that licensing laws are followed.

Personal Alcohol Licence Course

Obtaining a personal alcohol licence can be beneficial for individuals who work in the hospitality industry or are planning to start their own business involving the sale of alcohol. Here are some key points to promote the personal alcohol licence course:

  1. Importance of the Personal Alcohol Licence: A personal alcohol licence allows individuals to legally sell or supply alcohol in the United Kingdom. It is a legal requirement for anyone who wants to assume a designated premises supervisor (DPS) role or manage licensed premises.
  2. Comprehensive Training: The personal alcohol licence course provides comprehensive training on various aspects related to the sale and service of alcohol. It covers topics such as licensing laws, responsibilities of a licensee, understanding legal and social issues, managing conflicts, and ensuring public safety.
  3. Legal Compliance: By completing the personal alcohol licence course, participants gain a thorough understanding of the licensing laws and regulations. This knowledge helps them ensure compliance with legal requirements, reducing the risk of penalties or license revocation.
  4. Career Opportunities: Holding a personal alcohol licence can open up numerous career opportunities in the hospitality and retail sectors. It enhances employability and may lead to promotions or managerial roles within the industry.
  5. Entrepreneurial Advantages: If someone is planning to open their own business that involves selling alcohol, having a personal alcohol licence is essential. It allows them to legally operate a licensed premises and ensures they understand the responsibilities and legal obligations involved in running a licensed establishment.
  6. Flexible Learning Options: Many training providers offer personal alcohol licence courses in various formats, such as in-person classes, online modules, or a combination of both. This flexibility enables individuals to choose a learning method that suits their schedule and preferences.
  7. Certificate of Completion: Upon successfully completing the personal alcohol licence course, participants receive a certificate that demonstrates their knowledge and competence in alcohol licensing laws. This certificate can be presented to potential employers or used when applying for a personal alcohol licence.

Remember to provide specific details about the course, such as the duration, cost, and any additional benefits or features that make it stand out. It’s also essential to include contact information or a website where interested individuals can find more information or register for the course.

Please note that promoting a specific course may require up-to-date information, so it’s recommended to verify the details with the course provider or conduct an online search for current offerings in your region.

Personal Alcohol Licence Course

Personal Alcohol Licence Course

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How to get Personal Licence?

    Multiple choice exam
    DBS Criminal Background Check
    Passport Photographs
    Cost: £37
    Send by post
    If no police objection received within 14 days you will be issued Personal Licence in the post.
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