Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

Personal Licence Holders

You will need to hold a personal licence to sell or to authorise the sale of alcohol on a licensed premises or if you intend to be the designated premises supervisor of a licensed premises.

Visit the GOV.UK website for further information on alcohol licensing.


Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

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Course content

  • licensing law
  • personal licences
  • premises licences
  • protection of children 
  • powers and enforcement
  • temporary events 
  • responsibility in alcohol retailing 


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

1 day.

  •    16 January 2020; 6 February 2020; 12 March 2020; 22 April 2020; 21 May 2020; 8 June 2020; 2 July 2020; 5 August 2020; 10 September 2020; 15 October 2020; 4 November 2020; 1 December 2020


  • in Council premises: standard £62; concessions £58
  • open courses: standard £67; concessions £58

Assessment method

Multiple-choice question examination.

Awarding organisation

The awarding body for this course is Highfield Qualifications.

Course requirements


Next steps

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 in the last five years
  • hold a 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.

NB: Please note that The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Public Health Training Service does not issue Personal or Premises Licences. It just provides the training and examination for the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders.