Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)

Licencing laws in England and Wales states that anyone who authorises the retail sale of alcohol must hold a personal licence. 

Those who wish to obtain a personal licence need to apply to their local authority i.e. Wakefield Council. Applicants for a personal licence must first obtain a recognised / approved qualification such as Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

This qualification is aimed at individuals working in or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol. 

Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licenced premises must hold a personal licence.

Subjects covered include:

  • The purpose of a personal licence
  • The purpose of a premises licence
  • Licensing law
  • Crime prevention
  • Promotion of safety
  • Protection children
  • Temporary event notices
  • The application process


A Multiple-Choice Question Examination assesses this qualification. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus in order to pass. Once passed, the qualification can be used to apply for your personal licence

Course dates and times:

Tuesday 30 July 2019 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 8 October 2019 9am – 5pm


The Pontefract Suite, Wakefield One, Burton Street, WF1 2EB


£99 per person (with a discount available for multiple bookings)

To book please call 01924 305971

Contact us

Health Development Unit

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 305971