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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.

Online Award for Personal Licence Holders

We’ve helped thousands of people gain their personal licence qualification online with our BIIAB accredited e-learning course and remote examination.

Find out everything you need to know about gaining your APLH qualification with us.

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. As well as our popular online qualification, we can still help you with face-to-face training.

Abv training offer scheduled APLH face-to-face courses in multiple locations across England and Wales. Learners will complete a full day’s 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.

We can also help you with our In Company Courses. If you have multiple learners, we can provide a personalised quote to come to your premises and train your team.

For more information about locations, dates or for a personalised quote for training multiple learners, complete our contact form and a member of the team will be in touch.

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