Personal Licence Holder


Level 2

1 Day Course

Lifetime award

Ofqual regulated

Oversee the sale and handling of alcohol safely, and gain the knowledge you need to successfully apply for a Personal Licence Holder, with our high quality 1-day training course.

What is Personal Licence Training?

A Personal Licence course is required if you want to oversee the sale of alcohol, and is a legal requirement for all Designated Premises Supervisors. The personal licence training course is a comprehensive 1-day course and is for those learners already working in, or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the sale of alcohol.

The course is a pre-requisite for anyone who wishes to apply for an APLH (Awarded Personal Licence Holder). Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a valid Personal Licence.

What does the personal licence cover?

The personal licence holder training course is a 1-day intensive course that covers all of the essential aspects of handling and selling alcohol responsibly. During the day you’ll learn:

  • Nature, purpose and period of validity of a Personal Licence
  • The legal duties of a personal licence holder
  • The nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body
  • The law in relation to premises licences
  • The role and responsibilities of the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
  • The law in relation to the protection of children

Who is the APLH Level 2 suitable for?

Our personal licence holder courses are suitable for anyone who has a role in which the authorisation of alcohol sales is essential. This includes retail managers, restaurant, hotel and bar managers, premises supervisors and more. The course is also suitable for individuals not yet in these positions, but who wish to progress into these roles.

Ofqual regulated personal licence courses

Our high quality practical personal licences courses are Ofqual regulated, making them a valuable accreditation for anyone working around alcohol. Get peace of mind that your training is designed to adhere to official regulations and stringent standards, and delivered by expert trainers.

What’s included in the personal licence training cost?

The price of our high quality training courses include all training materials and delivery, equipment registration and certification, refreshments throughout the course and a course manual which participants can keep.


Upcoming Course Dates:

Why Choose Cornwall Training?

At Cornwall Training, we pride ourselves on the quality and standards of the training we deliver. As a Nationally Approved Accredited Training Centre, we are committed to providing the very best course experience, from initial contact to renewal. Our high standards are brought to you by our tutors, who are fully qualified experts from professional backgrounds including Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard, Fire Service, and the RNLI.

Cornwall Training


Our professional training centre is located in St Austell and has excellent access to the A30 and A38. Where accommodation is required, you can find a Premier Inn just two minutes from the centre. That way, you can conveniently complete all required training in one trip.

Why choose Cornwall Training for your personal licence training?

At Cornwall Training, we’re proud to deliver high quality personal licence training courses that set us apart from other suppliers. All of our trainers are active consultants in Cornwall, and each expert completes training regularly to keep up to date with current changes in the law – ensuring that participants are learning the latest, accurate information for their business. Our affordable courses are an excellent way to train your staff with ease, so get in touch today to find out more!

Applying for your personal licence after the course

Once you’ve completed your personal licence holder course, you can apply to your local council to hold a personal licence. Your application will require a criminal record check and declaration, and you’ll need to submit passport-approved photographs. Your application will need to be submitted to the relevant licensing authority, and there will be a cost associated with this.

For more information on the pre-requisites and applying for your licence, get in touch with our team today or visit the Cornwall Council application website, here.

Leadership Management

High quality hospitality training courses

Are you looking to equip your team with the knowledge they need to run a hospitality business safely and effectively? Reduce risk, improve productivity and ensure legal compliance with our range of training sessions. Our hospitality courses are delivered across Cornwall by expert trainers. Find out more, here.

For more information or to book your course give us a call on 01726 932293 or email us at

Get Connected

For more information or to book your course give us a call on 01726 932293 or email us at

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website