BIIAB APLH Course Info

APLH Course Info


Licensing Law in England & Wales states that anyone who authorises the retail sale of alcohol must hold a personal licence. Those who wish to obtain a personal licence need to apply to their local authority. Applicants for a personal licence must first obtain a government approved licensing qualification such as the BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH).

Inn Confidence provides classes for the BIIAB APLH throughout England & Wales. Each class lasts one-day (typically from 9.30am to 4.30pm), involves a thorough training session and is followed by the 40-minute multiple-choice exam.

To see examples of specimen exam questions for the APLH, visit our downloads page

The BIIAB APLH covers the syllabus set by government to enable candidates to understand the law in relation to :

  • The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives
  • The application process for a personal licece
  • The role and legal responsibilities of the personal licence holder, and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law
  • The premises licence
  • The content and purpose of operating schedules
  • The role and duties of the designated premises supervisor
  • Unauthorised and temporary licensable activities
  • 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 body

What is the APLH?

The BIIAB APLH is the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders accredited under qualification reference 501/1494/3 in accordance with the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003


Who needs the APLH?

Applicants for a personal licence must submit to the appropriate licensing authority (England & Wales) a number of things to support their application, including proof that they hold a government approved licensing qualification like the BIIAB APLH.

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