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Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) training

Personal licence training course overview

We offer the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) course at a very competitive price which can be taken in conjunction with our personal licence application service. 

The APLH should be taken by anyone who works in a role which requires them to authorise the sale of alcohol to the public (as per the legal requirements):

  • Designated premises supervisor (DPS)
  • Managers
  • Assistant managers
  • Supervisors
  • Staff seeking promotion to one of these positions

You can gain the qualification in one of the following ways:

One day training course (Temporarily suspended due to Covid19 restrictions.  You can still learn from home with our online learning options. See “E-learning below”.)

£100 plus VAT

We run a one day (9.30am to 4.30pm) training session delivered by experienced council licensing officers which is followed by a multiple choice assessment. The course is held at our offices in Cheltenham town centre on the following dates:

You can read the course details below for more information of the day or view sample questions of the assessment.

We run the Highfield Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (RQF) through Highfield Qualifications who are an accredited personal licence qualification provider.

How long will it take?

The course is made up of a recommended 8 hours of guided learning (9.30am to 4.30pm) plus an extra two hours of self study. This is an estimate of the time it would take an average learner to achieve the qualification, but this may vary depending on individual needs.

Topics covered

  • The nature, purpose and period of validity of a personal licence
  • The application process and legal duties when applying for a personal licence
  • The legal duties of a personal licence holder
  • The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities
  • The nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body and the law in relation to premises licences

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice assessment which is made up of 40 questions that must be completed within one hour. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a minimum pass mark of 70%. Once the assessment has been completed, your paper will be sent to Highfield to be marked and the results will be provided to us within 7 working days from receipt.   

You can view sample questions to give you an idea of what to expect on the course.

E-learning and exam

£68 plus VAT

E-learning gives you the convinience to study the course in your own time at a location that suits you.

Exam only (Temporarily suspended due to Covid19 restrictions.  You can still learn from home with our online learning options. See “E-learning above”.)

£32 plus VAT

If you have learnt the course material yourself, you can sit the exam at our offices in Cheltenham town centre. You can attend the exam session at one of the dates shown in the ‘one day training course’ above.