West Midlands

September 26, 2018 Chelsea Hankin

Personal Licence Courses in the West Midlands

If you are looking to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol in the West Midlands then you will be required by law to obtain a personal licence.

A personal licence is granted to an individual by the Licensing Authority of a local council. To obtain a personal licence in the Midlands, you will need to undertake training on the Licensing Act 2003.

This training course is known as the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) Level 2. Certification is awarded by BIIAB and furthermore, this licensing qualification is acceptable to all Licensing Authorities in England and Wales.

We hold regular courses in Birmingham and at other locations across the West Midlands.

Our West Midlands locations include Wolverhampton, Coventry, Telford, Stoke, Hereford and Birmingham.

Our APLH level 2 licensing law courses are held monthly in various venues across the West Midlands, so gaining access to this personal licence holders qualification is simple, click on the links to find course dates.

About our Birmingham training venue

The BII training course for the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) Level 2 is held at the Jurys Inns Hotel Birmingham
245 Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands. B1 2HQ

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To become a personal licence holder individuals will need to prove they have no relevant criminal convictions, therefore a basic criminal records certificate (DBS check) needs to be applied for and submitted with each application.

We can complete the full application process on your behalf for a one-off fee of £299 including VAT or if you prefer you can undertake your training and exam only and make your own application to the Licensing Authority for only £150 + VAT.

About your licence

Once granted a personal licence is now valid indefinitely in England & Wales and will allow an individual to sell or authorise sales of alcohol under a premises licence or temporary event notice. A personal licence will also enable an individual to be nominated on a premises licence at the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) commonly known as the licensee.

About your examination

At the end of the training day, all candidate will have to sit a 40 question multiple choice examination paper. The required pass mark is 70%. For an example of the type of questions, you may get asked you can download a free mock exam paper using the link below.

Download Free Mock Exam

Personal Licence Courses in the West Midlands

If you are looking to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol in the West Midlands then you will be required by law to obtain a personal licence.

A personal licence is granted to an individual by the Licensing Authority of a local council. To obtain a personal licence in the Midlands, you will need to undertake training on the Licensing Act 2003.

This training course is known as the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) Level 2. Certification is awarded by BIIAB and this licensing qualification is acceptable to all Licensing Authorities in England and Wales.

We hold regular courses in Birmingham and at other locations across the West Midlands.

Our West Midlands locations include Wolverhampton, Coventry, Telford, Stoke, Hereford and Birmingham.

Our APLH level 2 licensing law courses are held monthly in various venues across the West Midlands, so gaining access to this personal licence holders qualification is simple, click on the links to find course dates.

Personal Licence Courses West Midlands

About our Birmingham training venue

The BII training course for the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) Level 2 is held at the Jurys Inns Hotel Birmingham, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands. B1 2HQ

Your licence choices

To become a personal licence holder individuals will need to prove they have no relevant criminal convictions, therefore a basic criminal records certificate (DBS check) needs to be applied for and submitted with each application.

We can complete the full application process on your behalf for a one-off fee of £299 including VAT or if you prefer you can undertake your training and exam only and make your own application to the Licensing Authority for only £150 + VAT.

About your licence

Once granted a personal licence is now valid indefinitely in England & Wales and will allow an individual to sell or authorise sales of alcohol under a premises licence or temporary event notice. A personal licence will also enable an individual to be nominated on a premises licence at the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) commonly known as the licensee.

About your examination

At the end of the training day, all candidate will have to sit a 40 question multiple choice examination paper. The required pass mark is 70%. For an example of the type of questions, you may get asked you can download a free mock exam paper using the link below.

 

Download Free Mock Exam

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More useful information on alcohol licensing

 

Selling alcohol in the UK

If you want to sell alcohol in the UK, you will require the correct licences.

Firstly, the building or site where the alcohol is being sold will need its own licence. This will be one of the following;

  1. PREMISES LICENCE for a shop, restaurant, public house or even an online business.
  2. CLUB PREMISES CERTIFICATE for members clubs such as a working mans’ clubs or similar.
  3. TEMPORARY EVENT NOTICE this is a temporary version of a premises licence that can be used for shops running short-term promotions, village halls or schools that don’t have a permanent licence but have an event selling alcohol.

Personal Licence

In addition to the licence for the premise, you will also need an appropriate person to authorise the sales of alcohol. This can be a club steward (named on a Club Premises Certificate), the issuer of a Temporary Event Notice or most commonly a PERSONAL LICENCE holder.

To obtain a Personal Licence you must complete the relevant Licensing Qualification, this is the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) in England & Wales or the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) in Scotland. You will then need to prove you don’t have any relevant convictions and apply to your local Licensing Authority or Board, these are departments of your local council.

When you have your Personal Licence, you will be able to sell alcohol under a Premises Licence, become a Designated Premises Supervisor (essentially a Licensee in older terms) and authorise others to sell on your behalf.  Once you have your licence it is valid indefinitely unless surrendered or revoked.

A Personal Licence can be revoked for failing to uphold the Duties of a Personal Licence Holder.

You can also surrender your licence if it is no longer required.

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