Alcohol Personal Licence Holder (£120.00 + VAT)

Available As:

CPD, Laser awards & Institute of Hospitality Approved


Course Description

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 reviews.

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.


Learning Objectives

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.


Target Audience

Anyone working in, or wanting a career in the hospitality industry who wants to open up promotion opportunities or to move into a role that requires a personal licence.



Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.


Further Progression

Other courses that would be useful for candidates taking this one include; Drug Awareness, Conflict Management and Leadership skills.


Module Name – Pass % Required

1 – Introduction – 70%
2 – Premises Licences – 70%
3 – Personal Licences and Club Premises Certificates – 70%
4 – Dealing With Licensing Authorities – 70%
5 – Types of Businesses Selling Alcohol – 70%
6 – Representations and Mandatory Conditions 70%
7 – Licensing Authority Powers 70%
8 – Children and Under 18s 70%
9 – Responsibility in Alcohol Retailing 70%


Recommended System Requirements 

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)



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).

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