Training CoursesBIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)

With a 98% pass rate for this one-day course and highly experienced trainers, Poppleston Allen Training is the best way to obtain your personal licence - getting you into your business and authorised to sell alcohol as soon as possible. From as little as £150.

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Course Summary

The BIIAB Level 2. Award for Personal Licence Holders course is a nationally recognised qualification designed for anyone authorising the retail sale of alcohol in licensed premises. This new BIIAB qualification is both QCA accredited and Government approved, and has been specifically designed to meet the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

The course duration is 6 hours, commencing at 10.00am and finishing at 4.00pm, including a short multiple-choice examination at the end of the day comprising 40 questions. A comprehensive handbook, presented in an easy-to-follow format, supports the qualification and covers all the information needed for the examination.

APLH Course Programme Content

The APLH covers the syllabus set by Government to enable candidates to understand the law in relation to:

  • the roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives
  • the application process for a personal licence
  • the role and legal responsibilities of the personal licence holder, and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law
  • the premises licence
  • the content and purpose of operating schedules
  • the role and duties of the designated premises supervisor (DPS)
  • unauthorised licensable activities
  • permitted temporary licensable activities
  • rights of entry to licensed premises
  • police powers with regard to suspension and closure of licensed premises
  • the specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol
  • the strengths of alcoholic drinks, and the effects of alcohol on the human body
  • the protection of children from harm
  • the responsible retail sale of alcohol


This one day course includes a multiple-choice assessment and costs from £150 + VAT (special rates apply) which includes the handbook, exam fees and certificates.