Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) – Practice Exam Questions

1- A personal licence entitles the holder to:

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 ✅

2- For how long is a personal licence granted?

A          10 years
B          12 years
C          15 years
D          indefinitely ✅

3- 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 ✅

4- A personal licence may not be granted if the applicant:

A          Does not have a premises licence
B          Has a conviction for a relevant offence ✅
C          Lives outside the UK
D          Is over 18

5- What change of details must a personal licence holder report to the licensing authority?

A          Job title
B          Place of work
C          Name and home address ✅
D          Name of the premises where employed

6- 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

7- The purpose of a Statement of 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 will promote the licensing objectives ✅

8- Each licensing authority across England & Wales is responsible for appointing a licensing committee consisting of:

A          At least 15 but no more than 20 members
B          No fewer than 12 members
C          At least 10 but no more than 15 members ✅
D          As many members as the Authority considers to be appropriate

9- 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

10- Which one 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

11- 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

12- A drink is classed as alcohol if its abv is more than:

A          0.5% ✅
B          1.0%
C          1.5%
D          2.0%

13- 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

14- What is the maximum percentage of alcohol a drink can contain to be classed as low-alcohol?

A          0.7% abv
B          1.2% abv ✅
C          2.0% abv
D          2.5% abv

15- The time it takes for one unit of alcohol to be removed from the body is about:

A          Half an hour
B          One hour ✅
C          One and a half hours
D          Two hours

16- 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

17- Under the Licensing Act 2003, which one 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

18- 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 followed ✅
C          To improve customer service standards
D          To maximise turnover and sales

19- Which one 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

20- The maximum penalty for the offence of unauthorised licensable activities is:

A          £10,000 fine and/or 1 month imprisonment
B          £15,000 fine and/or 3 months imprisonment
C          6 months imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine ✅
D          9 months imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine

21- 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

22- How many temporary event notices can a personal licence holder give in a calendar year?

A          50 ✅
B          75
C          100
D          125

23- How many temporary event notices can relate to the same location in a calendar year?

A           6
B          9
C          12
D          15 ✅

24- Which of these would not be classed as an irresponsible drinks promotion?

A          Offering a free pint every time a football team scores a goal
B          Giving customers a shot if they can drink a pint of beer in less than a minute
C          Only offering large glasses of wine to customers
D          Promoting a free glass of wine with a table meal ✅

25- If illegal 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          Suspended by the Planning Department
D          Revoked by the licensing authority ✅

26- A relevant offence is :

A          One considered by the Licensing Authority to be relevant
B          One considered by the police to be relevant
C          One relating to licensed premises
D          One listed in Schedule 4 of the Licensing Act 2003 ✅

27- When can someone aged under 18 purchase alcohol in licensed premises without committing an offence?

A          When they are eating a meal in a restaurant
B          When they have the permission of a parent
C          When they are 16 or 17 and purchasing beer, cider or wine
D          When they are working with police in a test purchase operation ✅

28- Which one of these is the most reliable document for proof of age?

A          A bank statement
B          A credit card
C          A proof-of-age card bearing a PASS hologram ✅
D          A birth certificate

29- In a licensed restaurant, when must a child under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult?

A          At all times
B          Between midnight and 5am ✅
C          At a time decided by the Designated Premises Supervisor
D          Between 9pm and midnight

30- On what grounds can Magistrates make a Closure Order for specified licensed premises?

A          Noise from the premises is causing a public nuisance ✅
B          The premises are in breach of their mandatory conditions
C          The premises have committed an under-age sale offence
D          There has been an increase in alcohol related accidents

31- A senior police officer can issue a Closure Notice to specific licensed premises if:

A          Too many people are on the dance floor
B          There are too few customers ordering drinks
C          Disorder is occurring or is likely to occur at the premises ✅
D          The designated premises supervisor is absent from the premises

32- Which one of these may be classed as regulated entertainment?

A          Live television broadcasts
B          Morris dancing
C          Outdoor sporting activities
D          The performance of a play ✅

33- When can the sale of alcohol on or from a motor vehicle be allowed?

A          At any time
B          Never
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
C          Likely to drive
D          Drunk ✅

35- 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

36- 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

37- A personal licence holder must produce their licence for inspection when requested by:

A          A fire officer
B          A local resident
C          An authorised officer from the licensing authority ✅
D          A trading standards officer

38- If a personal licence holder is charged with a relevant offence, they must:

A          Give his licence to the court within 14 days
B          Give his licence to the police within 21 days
C          Notify the court of his personal licence ✅
D          Notify the local Pubwatch scheme

39- What is the minimum age at which a person can legally be sold alcohol on licensed premises?

A          16
B          17
C          18 ✅
D          20

40- The supply of hot drinks or hot food to the public is classed as Late Night Refreshment if it occurs between the hours of:

A          10pm and 4am
B          11pm and 5am ✅
C          Midnight and 6am
D          Midnight and 7am