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Award for Personal Licence Holders

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You can still gain your personal licence with ABV.

In light of the on-going situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone our face-to-face courses. However, you can still complete your training and gain your qualification with a fully online experience. Choose your course from the selection below, and we will do the rest.

Important Information

We have taken the decision, in light of the on-going situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), to postpone our face-to-face courses and exams. We have put measures in place to ensure you can still successfully complete your personal licence training and gain the qualification.

As the UK’s largest provider of personal licence training, we are here to support you through this process during this challenging time.

Find out how you can still gain your qualification below.

Course Overview

The Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders is the qualification required by law in order to be able to apply for a Personal Licence in England and Wales.

How to complete the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) qualification

Step 1: Book onto our online e-learning course to complete all the learning required to gain the personal licence qualification.

Step 2: After completing the e-learning course, you will then complete your exam via a web portal which will be recorded via a web camera. All information for how you can take your e-assessment will be provided.

Important Information

Achieving the Award for Personal Licence Holders qualification is the first step in gaining your Personal Licence. You will need to apply to your local council for your licence. The application process involves:

  • Completing an application form and a criminal record declaration form
  • Applying to Disclosure Scotland for a criminality check

We can take the hassle away and apply for your licence on your behalf. Simply add our Personal Licence Application service to your basket when checking out.

Personal Licence Application

Course Content

The Award for Personal Licence Holders training course provides each learner with a clear understanding of the responsibilities of the Personal Licence Holder. It covers:

  • 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.


For the e-assessment delegates will be required to log into the digital invigilation platform using their unique credentials. The learner will be required to comply with exam conditions using their smartphone and webcam. Setup takes just 5 minutes and support is available in getting set up.

What you’ll need

  • Isolated area where you won’t be interrupted
  • Computer
  • Webcam
  • Smartphone
  • Identification

Other Course Options

abv Training are known for their first-rate service in helping you gain your personal licence in England and Wales. Usually we offer two ways to complete the BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders Training Course:

Face-to-Face: abv training usually provide scheduled APLH courses in over 70 locations across England and Wales. Learners will complete a full days training, which usually runs from 9am – 5pm, with an hour break. The multiple-choice exam is taken on the day while the knowledge is still fresh in the learner’s mind.

e-Learning: Learners will receive the APLH e-learning course to complete before attending their chosen location and date to sit the multiple-choice exam. The e-learning course must be completed before attending the course. Learners will also receive a handbook to help with learning the course content.

When these options are available, you simply choose ‘book now’ and choose the type of course, location and date. Once you have booked a confirmation with all the information you need is sent and you receive a course handbook, which is included in the cost.

In-Company Courses

We also usually provide In Company Courses. If you have eight or more learners, we will happily come to you to train your team. For more information or to inquire about a personalised quote for the future please complete our request a call back form and a member of the team will get back in touch.

Abv training looks forward to once again providing a range of ways for you to complete your APLH Personal Licence Course, and we will endeavour to keep our clients and potential customers up-to-date about any changes to the courses we can offer as the situation develops.

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