This qualification is aimed at individuals working in, or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol. These industries can include pubs, retailers, large night clubs, cafés, restaurants, hotels and sports facilities.

Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence. To become a personal licence holder, an individual should obtain a regulated personal licence holder’s qualification.

A personal licence allows the holder to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol. A personal licence is also needed to apply to become a designated premises supervisor (DPS). Licensed premises can have more than one personal licence holder.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the application process for a personal licence
  • The legal duties of a personal licence holder
  • The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities
  • The licensing objectives and why they’re so important
  • How the nature and strength of alcohol can affect your customers
  • The law relating to protecting children on a licensed premises
  • The powers held by police and other authorities
Assessment method
Multiple-choice examination
Credit value
Guided learning hours (GLH)
Learning aim reference
Qualification number
Total qualification time (TQT)