Personal Licence Holders
If you want to authorise the sale of alcohol in a licensed premise or become the Designated Premises Supervisor of a licensed premises, then the Licensing Act requires you to hold a Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders.
If you attend our taught course and are successful in the examination then you will achieve the required qualification.
An e-learning programme is available which will give you a similar level of knowledge but not required a formal qualification for your licence application. See the E-learning page.
Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
- licensing law
- personal licences
- premises licences
- protection of children
- powers and enforcement
- temporary events
- responsibility in alcohol retailing
Qualify at Home
You can also study and qualify for this course at home. See the Qualify at Home page for details.
Anyone in a job that requires them to authorise retail sales of alcohol and to comply with the Licensing Act 2003.
A personal licence is a licence granted to an individual that enables that individual to make sales of alcohol or to authorise other people to make sales of alcohol from a premises with a premises licence.
Duration and course dates
- course duration: one day
- 2021 dates: 26 January; 16 February; 17 March; 19 April; 19 May; 17 June; 15 July; 16 September; 20 October; 16 November; 9 December
(additional courses may be run as open or on-site sessions, depending on demand)
within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: residents, volunteers, businesses with less than 25 employees, community support groups: £20 per person (no further discounts)
outside the Royal Borough, and businesses of over 25 employees in the borough: £69 per person (ask about discounts)
Multiple-choice question examination.
The awarding body for this course is Highfield Qualifications.
Apply for a Personal Licence via the local authority’s Licensing Unit where you live, providing that you:
- are over 18 years old
- have not had a licence refused or forfeited in the last five years
- hold an accredited Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
If you need a Premises Licence apply to the local authority’s Licensing Unit in which your premises is located.
Please note that The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Training Service does not issue Personal or Premises Licences. It only provides the training and examination for the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders.