Book Personal Licence Course

This Personal Licence course provides an award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)

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).

This is an online course & exam which can be completed from the comfort of your own home. Aimed at anyone who wishes to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol, specifically those who work in licensed premises or any venue or site where alcohol is sold, for drinking on or off the premises. Put simply, the candidate must pass the APLH course before applying for their Personal Licence.

Upon booking, you will be given access to our online portal, to complete the course at your own pace and at any time. Once you have completed this course, you will then schedule access to complete the exam, from the comfort of your home or workplace. All learners will be provided with an e-book, to accompany their course, and access to our bank of professional tutors, for a Q&A session.

Course contents

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

Course requirements

This course is for candidates wanting to work within the alcohol industry by serving or selling alcohol. There are no entry requirements for this course.

What will I receive after the course?

Learners who pass the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) will receive a certificate through our awarding body.

Does the certificate have an expiry date?

The APLH certificate currently has no expiry date. The Personal Licence courses are the first stage in the process.

The 3 step 'Remote Qualify' suite

  • E-learning
  • E-assessment
  • Remote online invigilation

What do I need to do to get my personal licence?

After passing the exam you then need to make an application to your local council. An application must also be made for a DBS certificate. Once issued, the Licence will last indefinitely, with no need to renew.

Alternatively, we provide a fast track service using our team of experts who regularly deal with all of the local authorities meaning we are able to process your applications in a professional and speedy manner saving you time and money.

Why Choose Us!



This is ideal for anyone who cannot dedicate a full day and those in a hurry for their exam result (instant result) and certificate FAST TRACKED (around 3-5 days) The result will be known instantly and a (free) re-sit is also included if required. Handbook, practice exam papers and full confirmation is sent once we have received your booking. Please note – the exam will be conducted online and the result will be instant, this is not a paper based exam with results known in 2-3 days.

Revision Book
Mock Exam Papers
Times/Dates/Location to suit
Maximum of Just 4 People Per Session
Online Exam with Instant Result – No 3 day wait for result
Free Immediate Re-sit (if needed)
Certificate Fast Tracked (printed next day)

Add extra candidates to the session for Just £75+vat