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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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