The objective of this qualification is to allow an individual to meet a requirement set by law to undertake a specific role.


The qualification is designed for those learners working in, or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol. It is a prerequisite for anyone who wishes to hold a personal licence. Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence.


Learners gaining this qualification will understand the main requirements of the Licensing Act 2003, the importance of promoting the licensing objectives and the legal responsibilities of a personal licence holder.

Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders (RQF)

  • The the end of the course learners will:

    • Know the nature, purpose and period of validity of a personal licence
    • Understand the application process and legal duties when applying for a personal licence
    • Understand the legal duties of a personal licence holder
    • Understand the roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities
    • Understand the licensing objectives and the importance of partnerships in promoting these objectives
    • Understand the nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body
    • Understand the law in relation to premises licences
    • Know the role and legal responsibilities of the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
    • Understand the law in relation to Temporary Event Notices
    • Understand the rights and legal duties of the responsible persons in relation to operation of licensed premises
    • Know the law in relation to the protection of children on licensed premises
    • Understand the powers of the police and other authorities in relation to licensed premises
    • Understand prohibitions and exemptions in relation to licensable activities