Alcohol Personal Licence Holder

Alcohol Personal Licence Holder

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The Alcohol Personal Licence Holder course in the UK is governed by the Licensing Act 2003

Approved by Laser Awards, CPD & Institute of Hospitality

An Alcohol Personal Licence Holder is an individual who has successfully completed the required training and obtained a personal license to legally sell or supply alcohol within the designated premises. This license is a legal requirement in many jurisdictions and is essential for individuals involved in the management or operation of establishments that serve alcoholic beverages. The responsibilities of an Alcohol Personal Licence Holder include ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, maintaining a safe and responsible drinking environment, and overseeing the sale of alcohol in accordance with licensing conditions. This role plays a crucial part in upholding public safety, promoting responsible alcohol consumption, and contributing to the overall integrity of the hospitality and retail industries.

The alcohol licensing laws of the United Kingdom regulate the sale and consumption of alcohol. Any organisation, business or individual who wishes to sell alcohol must have a licence. This is obtained from a Licensing Authority.

This course starts with an overview of UK alcohol licensing laws and the importance of promoting
the four key licensing objectives. The three main types of licence are covered, including applications, conditions, representations, and

You’ll learn about the legal duties of personal licence holders, and how to deal with Licensing
Authorities, along with information relating to objections, fees and hearings.

The course will also discuss issues surrounding Temporary Event Notices, and mandatory conditions, which are compulsory for all licensed premises. 

It’ll also look in detail at the major issue of age verification – and you’ll learn about the licensing laws and best practices as they apply to children and under 18s.

Finally, it outlines the responsibilities involved in alcohol retailing including drinking guidelines and
how to avoid and reduce conflict


This Alcohol Personal Licence Holder online course is approved by: 

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Institute of Hospitality:

This is a professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors. The institute helps the managers to become the most demanded manaagers within the industry. This recognition makes this course demanding for accomodation managers, catering managers, chef, conference centre managers, event managers, fast food restaurant managers, hotel managers, public house managers, restaurant managers, retail managers and even for apprentices.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • • Understand the legislation and licences involved and their legal implications.
  • • Identify the different roles in the work place and their legal responsibilities.
  • • Apply to authorities through understanding the application process and the ability to alter or
  • vary a licence.
  • • Understand the mandatory conditions that arise from a licence.
  • • State the authorities that are involved and the powers they gain from legislation.
  • • Define the types of businesses selling alcohol and their responsibilities to the public.
  • • Understand the legal implications in regards to children and those under 18

Our Alcohol Personal Licence Holder course is designed for individuals aspiring to work in roles where the sale and supervision of alcohol are key responsibilities. This course is ideal for:

  • Retail Staff: Whether you’re in a convenience store, supermarket, or any retail setting, understanding alcohol licensing regulations is essential for compliance and responsible sales.
  • Hospitality Professionals: If you work in a bar, restaurant, hotel, or any venue serving alcohol, this course provides crucial insights into maintaining a safe and legal environment for alcohol service.
  • Managers and Supervisors: For those in managerial or supervisory roles within the hospitality or retail sector, obtaining a personal license is often a requirement. This course equips you with the knowledge to fulfill this responsibility.
  • Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: If you’re planning to start your own establishment that involves the sale of alcohol, understanding licensing laws is vital. This course guides you through the necessary steps to ensure legal compliance.
  • Individuals Seeking Career Advancement: Whether you’re looking to enhance your current role or pursue new opportunities in the alcohol industry, obtaining a personal license is a valuable asset. This course is your pathway to professional growth.

No matter your background, if you’re involved in the sale or supervision of alcohol, this course provides essential knowledge and certification to excel in your role while ensuring legal compliance. Enroll today to elevate your expertise in alcohol licensing regulations and responsible practices.

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Premises Licences

Module 3: Personal Licences and Club Premises Certificates

Module 4: Dealing With Licensing Authorities

Module 5: Types of Businesses Selling Alcohol

Module 6: Representations and Mandatory Conditions

Module 7: Licensing Authority Powers

Module 8: Children and Under 18s

Module 9: Responsibility in Alcohol Retailing


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

90 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion of the course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
Choose all necessary courses and follow our checkout process to pay using your Debit or Credit card.

Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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