Personal Licence Course

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Enrol on APLH (formerly NCPLH) training courses today with Personal Licence Training.

Welcome to Personal LIcence Course! Personal Licence Training Ltd offer nationwide training courses and professional services relating to alcohol licensing. Our specialist team of expert licensing consultants, solicitors, tutors and surveyors can assist you with every aspect of alcohol licensing.

Award for Personal Licence Holders

Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

Personal licence application

Premises licence services

Other courses

Alcohol Licences and Personal Licence Courses

Under the Licensing Act 2003, two types of alcohol licence are needed to sell alcohol.

The premises licence is applicable to a building or open space. This could be a shop, hotel, pub, restaurant, off licence, bar, members’ club, night club, theatre, sports ground; any premises involved in the retail sale of alcohol.

The personal licence covers a named individual. Every retail sale of alcohol must be made or authorised by a personal licence holder.


Every personal licence applicant must achieve a mandatory licensing qualification: the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) level 2 (formerly the National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders). Applicants in Scotland, meanwhile, must complete the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders. This personal licence course is focused on responsible retail and the Licensing Act 2003.

We firmly believe your personal licence course should be accessible and affordable. We strive to provide nationwide course coverage at venues accessible by road and rail.


How long is a personal licence course?
A personal licence course is a one day course, 9.30am-5.00pm.
How is the personal licence course examined?
The exam is forty minutes long, with forty multiple choice questions to answer. The exam is held at the end of the personal licence course.
Can I book online?
Online booking is available for every personal licence course. Simply follow the links provided on the map.

Personal Licence Courses

The experienced licensing tutors at Personal Licence Training recognise that different people learn in different ways. That’s why we offer personal licence courses in different course formats.

Instructor led personal licence courses

A one day instructor led course has long been the industry standard method of acheiving a licensing law qualification. Same day examination allows the paper to be sat with knowledge fresh in your mind.

E-learning personal licence courses

Online learning, or e-learning, is the perfect way to learn on a flexible timescale. Visit our online learning site for more information.

Personal licence courses at your premises

For a group of people working in the same premises, taking the APLH/SCPLH course in the workplace allows you to get the very most from your course.