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Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders RQF (APLH) - Course and Exam


The online Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (RQF) course and online invigilated exam package is designed for those working in licensed premises and is a requirement for those wishing to apply for a Personal Licence. In accordance with The Licensing Act 2003 (England, Scotland and Wales), anyone who is responsible for the sale of alcohol to the public must be a Personal Licence Holder.

In this package you will get:
    • 100% online training, 90 minutes course  plus online assessment
    • Accredited Online Invigilated ExamOur online test centre is fully approved by Laser Awards as an Accredited personal licence qualification provider
    • Stop & start at anytime
    • No time limit


    • Introduction
    • Premises Licences
    • Personal Licences and Club Premises Certificates
    • Dealing with Licensing Authorities
    • Types of Businesses Selling Alcohol
    • Representations and Mandatory Conditions
    • Licensing Authority Powers
    • Children and Under 18s
    • Responsibility in Alcohol Retailing


    We provide you access to our online invigilated examination which can be taken anywhere at any time you chooses within the 2-week window provided by the system. Our market leading examination system delivers the final assessment direct to you via the internet, invigilated using screen sharing and web cam, allowing you to receive your certificate quicker and easier without the stress and hassle of visiting an exam centre.

    To take the exam you need a computer using Google Chrome, a webcam, and microphone, and an internet upload speed of at least 5-10 Mbps. You also need to have valid photo ID. Please be aware that no one can be in the room when you are taking the exam.

    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.


    The course is approved by leading industry bodies Laser & CPD Service in London. Dirextra is member of CPD Service.

    Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.