Personal Licence Test Answers
Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) – Practice Exam Questions
A: Provide Amusement with Prizes (AWP) machines
B: Provide large scale public entertainment events
C: Sell hot food and hot drinks late at night
D: Sell or authorise the sale of alcohol
How long does a personal licence remain valid?
C: A length of time not exceeding 5 years
D: A length of time not exceeding 15 years
An application for a personal licence must be made to the relevant:
A: Environmental Health authority
B: Government department
C: Planning Department
D: Licensing authority
A personal licence may not be granted if the applicant:
A: Does not have a premises licence
B: Has an unspent relevant offence
C: Lives outside the UK
D: Is over 18
What change of details must a personal licence holder report to the licensing authority?
A: Job title
B: Place of work
C: Name and/or home address
D: Name of the premises where employed
What could happen if a personal licence holder is convicted of driving with excess alcohol in their body?
A: Their personal licence can be forfeited
B: They will have to re-train in basic licensing law
C: Their personal licence will be valid for a shorter period
D: The number of premises they can work in will be reduced
The purpose of a licensing policy is to show how:
A: Environmental Health will monitor the area for noise disturbance
B: Local hospitals will deal with drink related illnesses and injuries
C: The designated premises supervisors will be chosen for the area
D: The licensing authority intends to promote the licensing objectives
Each licensing authority is responsible for appointing a licensing committee consisting of no more than:
A: 5 members
B: 10 members
C: 15 members
D: 20 members
Community Safety Partnerships have been set up to:
A: Increase customer service standards by reducing disorder
B: Reduce crime and disorder through the local authority and police
C: Remove crime by personal licence holders taking regular crime watch shifts
D: Set standards for responsible drinks promotions in the local area
Which of these is a licensing objective?
A: Prevention of alcohol addiction
B: Prevention of crime and disorder
C: Prosecution of known drug dealers
D: Prosecution of underage drinkers
An unauthorised licensable activity is:
A: One not agreed by the designated premises supervisor
B: One not covered by a premises licence, club premises certificate or temporary event notice
C: One provided for members of the public who are trouble makers
D: One which neighbours have complained about
A drink is classed as alcohol if its abv is more than:
What unit of measurement will indicate how much alcohol is contained in a drink?
A: Average ethanol amount
B: Typical retail ethanol volume
C: Percentage alcohol by volume
D: Standard average alcohol quantity
To keep risks at a low level, the UK Chief Medical Officer recommends it is safest not to drink regularly more than:
A: 14 units
B: 16 units
C: 18 units
D: 20 units
The time it takes for one unit of alcohol to be removed from the body is about:
A: One hour
B: Two hours
C: Three hours
D: Four hours
A premises licence authorises the use of specific premises for:
A: One or more licensable activities
B: Showing live football and rugby
C: Playing darts and pool
D: Political meetings
Under the Licensing Act 2003, which of these is a licensable activity?
A: Provision of fund raising raffles for charity
B: Provision of live televised football
C: Supply of alcohol on club premises
D: Supply of tobacco products
What is the purpose of reviewing a premises licence?
A: To approve the process for hiring staff
B: To ensure that the licensing objectives are being promoted
C: To improve customer service standards
D: To maximise turnover and sales
Which of these is a mandatory condition attached to a premises licence which authorises the retail sale of alcohol?
A: A designated premises supervisor must be appointed for the premises
B: A personal licence holder must be present for every sale of alcohol
C: Every member of bar staff must hold a licensing qualification
D: The premises licence holder must hold a personal licence
The maximum penalty for selling alcohol outside the hours authorised by a premises licence is:
A: £10,000 fine and/or 1 month imprisonment
B: £15,000 fine and/or 3 months imprisonment
C: An unlimited fine and/or 6 months imprisonment
D: A discretionary fine and/or 9 months imprisonment
The role of the designated premises supervisor on licensed premises is to:
A: Be in day-to-day control of the premises
B: Be responsible for all stock of food and drink
C: Design and plan the layout of the premises
D: Personally open and close the premises everyday
If not already covered by the premises licence, which one of these events would require a temporary event notice?
A: The sale of food between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm
B: The retail sale of non-alcoholic cold drinks
C: The public performance of a dance to an audience after 11.00 pm
D: The rehearsal of a play between the hours of 10.00 am and 4.00 pm
What is the maximum number of temporary event notices a personal licence holder can give in a calendar year?
Which of these would not be classed as an irresponsible drinks promotion?
A: Offering a free pint of beer every time a football team scores a goal
B: Rewarding customers with free alcohol if they drink quickly
C: All you can drink for £10 offers
D: Offering a bottle of wine as a raffle prize
If controlled drug activity is allowed on licensed premises, the premises licence could be:
A: Amended by the police
B: Endorsed by the Environmental Health Inspector
C: Reviewed by the Planning Department
D: Revoked by the licensing authority
If a police officer witnesses the sale of alcohol to a drunk, what value fixed penalty fine can they impose?
Who can authorise underage persons to carry out test purchasing on licensed premises?
A: Food hygiene officers
B: Local Magistrates
C: School inspectors
D: Weights and Measures inspectors
Which of these is the most reliable document for proof of age?
A: A bank statement
B: A credit card
C: A valid photo driving licence
D: A utility bill
At what age can a person buy a lottery ticket?
On what grounds can the Magistrates Court issue a closure order?
A: Noise from the premises is causing a serious public nuisance
B: Rubbish is being produced on the premises
C: There are too many people queuing to enter the premises
D: There has been an increase in alcohol related injuries
The police can apply for a closure notice if:
A: Too many people have an interest in the business
B: There are too few customers frequenting the premises
C: Disorder is either taking place, or is likely to take place at the premises
D: The designated premises supervisor is not always on the premises
Which of these activities could be classed as regulated entertainment?
A: Live television broadcasts
B: Morris dancing
C: Outdoor sporting activities
D: Performance of dance to more than 500 people
When is the sale of alcohol on or from a vehicle allowed?
A: At any time
C: When the vehicle is temporarily parked
D: When the vehicle is travelling at low speeds
34 It is an offence to serve alcohol to a person who is:
A: A local brewer
B: A local Magistrate
Which alcoholic drinks may a 16 year old, accompanied by an adult, consume at a table meal on licensed premises?
A: Beer, cider and spirits
B: Beer, wine and cider
C: Cider, spirits and wine
D: Spirits, beer and wine
What is the importance of the licensing objectives?
A: They provide licence holders with the knowledge they need to run a licensed premises
B: They provide the framework of licensing law
C: They help the police to carry out their roles
D: They help the licensing authorities to issue personal licences
A personal licence holder must produce their licence for inspection when requested by:
A: A fire officer
B: A local resident
C: A police officer
D: A traffic warden
When do HM Revenue and Customs officers have the legal right to enter licensed premises to remove goods liable to forfeiture?
A: If the appropriate duty has not been paid
B: If they are to be sold to the public
C: If they have not been produced in the UK
D: If they were bought from dealers in the EU
If a personal licence holder is charged with a relevant offence, they must:
A: Give their licence to the court within 14 days
B: Give their licence to the police within 21 days
C: Notify the court of their personal licence
D: Notify the local PubWatch scheme
What is the minimum age at which a person can legally be sold alcohol on licensed premises?