Level 2 Award Personal Licence

The law requires alcohol sales on licensed premises to be made or authorised by a personal licence holder. Individuals applying for a personal licence must hold an accredited licensing qualification such as the HABC Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF). You also need to be a Personal Licence Holder if you wish to be the Designated Premises Supervisor when applying for a premises licence.

This qualification is accredited and regulated by Ofqual and the Home Office, and has been designed to meet the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

The aim of this qualification is to provide individuals with essential knowledge of the legal framework surrounding the sale of alcohol in England and Wales. This includes key information on:

  • the responsibilities of personal licence holders
  • duties of the designated premises supervisor
  • the role of licensing authorities and police powers regarding licensed premises

Achievement of this qualification forms an essential part of the personal licence application and enables those selling or authorising alcohol sales to operate both legally and responsibly.


This qualification is assessed through a 40-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 1 hour.  Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40. Candidates must be 18 years old and provide photo ID to sit the examination.

Course Duration:

1 day: 9.00 – 17.00


£145pp open class rate

£225 1-1 tuition

£110 eLearning

For groups, please ask for quotation (all options include free endorsement of photographs and check of Personal licence application)


Delivered at one of our training venues in Ludlow, Telford, Shrewsbury or Hereford or as an on-site course, (subject to numbers)

To book, please go to our booking page here