Private ‘in-house’ Personal Licence Course

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).
Aside from offering a flexible personal licence online exam, should you wish for your own private ‘in-house’ session, subject to availability and minimum candidate numbers we offer full nationwide coverage. Our personal Our private ‘in-house’ personal licence APLH exam, is ideal for those candidates and corporate clients, who would prefer some face to face tuition before the exam.
Please contact the office should you wish to book in your own private session.
Upon receipt of booking we will send:

  • Full booking confirmation
  • APLH Handbook
  • Mock exam to try out

Step 1 – Contact the office and make your booking
Step 2 – You will receive your welcome email with e-book and mock exam
Step 3 – The tutor will travel to your premises and provide face to face informal tuition.
Step 4 – Online exam taken with the laptop/tablets that we will supply on the day.

  • Study book and mock exam sent immediately upon booking
  • Tuition and exam at your own premises
  • Results available immediately
  • Certificate fast tracked and normally back at our office within 3 days
  • £100+vat per candidate (minimum of 5 candidates)
  • Unlimited free re-sits (if needed)

How much does It cost?

£100+vat per candidate (minimum of 5 candidates)
This includes all revision material, tuition, UNLIMITED exam attempts, exam fees and certificate.
There are no hidden extras!

  • Private in-house course and exam
  • Results available immediately
  • Certificate fast tracked and normally back at our office within 3 days
  • E-cert available within 24hrs
  • £100+vat per candidate (minimum of 5 candidates)

What type of equipment do I need?

  • Nothing! – our tutor will come equipped with all equipment for your exam

What’s the exam like?

The BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders consists of 40 multiple choice questions. You must score at least 28 of the 40 questions correctly to pass the exam.

BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF)

This qualification is aimed at anyone who wishes to work in licensed premises where alcohol is sold. You will look at licensing authorities; at the responsibilities of the personal licence holder; police powers; rights of entry; specific prohibitions; strengths of alcoholic drinks; responsible retail of alcohol; and the protection of children from harm.
On completion of this course, candidates will hold a licensing qualification with which they can apply for the Personal Licence.
Anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public (as per the legal requirement in England and Wales) is required to have a suitable qualification.


The qualification comprises of:

  • The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives
  • The application process for a personal licence
  • 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 human body
  • The protection of children from harm
  • The responsible retail sale of alcohol.

Assessment: 40 Multiple choice questions

Apply for a personal licence after your exam

A Personal Licence is required by anyone authorising the sale of alcohol from a Licensed Premises. All Licensed Premises must have an allocated Personal Licence Holder, known as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). The DPS must authorise every sale of alcohol.

In order to obtain a Personal Licence; applicants must be 18 years of age or above and will need the following:

  • Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders Qualification Certificate (The original)
  • Personal Licence application form – Obtained from local Councils or Licensing Authorities.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (this replaces the CRB check)  – Can be obtained here for England and Wales and here for Scotland. The cost of this is £25 (N.B – check valid for 28days)
  • Two passport-size photos – Signed by a professional to prove the identity of the applicant – Click here for the list of who can sign (I hereby certify this as a true likeness of (applicants name) –  Professionals name / Date / Job title)
  • Application fee – £37

All of the above must be submitted to the local Council (where the applicant lives) in order to apply for the Licence to sell alcohol.