Highfield Level 2 Personal Licence Holders Certificate

By law all sales of alcohol conducted on licensed premises must be authorised by a personal licence holder. To apply to become a personal licence holder, the applicant must hold a regulated qualification to prove they can sell alcohol both legally and responsibly.

Who is this qualification for?

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 licensed premises must hold a personal licence.

How long will it take?

  • 1 Day (Hull Office, or on request)
  • Blended Learning 
    • We deliver via blended learning in various locations around Yorkshire.
    • Once you book this with us you’ll receive an email giving you access to the Highfield Level 2 Personal Licence eLearning course, you will also receive a book through the post.
    • Study at your own pace and then sit an invigilated exam on selected dates.
    • You will receive a full certificate (not a eLearning certificate) within 5-10 days of sitting your invigilated exam.

Topics covered

These include the nature, purpose and period of validity of a personal licence, the application process and legal duties when applying for a personal licence, the legal duties of a personal licence holder, the roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities, the nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body and the law in relation to premises licences.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.


  • Please note that certificates can take 5 to 10 working days.

Process Details

Once you have obtained your Personal Licence Holders qualification, you are in the position to apply for your Personal Licence.

What is the process?

Upon completion (when certificate is back), you will be in a position to make an official application to your Local Licensing Authority to obtain a Licence.

This must be made to the relevant Licensing Offices who take jurisdiction over your residential address, whether based at your local council or Licensing Partnership. Once found, a valid Application must be made to this Office, in line with their Licensing Policy and complies with both Police and Immigration guidelines (as of 2017).

Typically, a valid Application consists of:

  • a Criminal Record Check (DBS Certificate),
  • Personal Licence Holders Certificate (This Course)
  • Proof of Right to Work in the UK,
  • two Passport Photos (certified) and the correct supporting documentation.

This process varies across the UK and it is essential that the Application is submitted correctly, regularly chased up, and checked once received.

Price (including VAT)

  • £72 Per Person

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 We can deliver a range of our courses at a venue of your choice please call 07570 893984 or email kevin@ptsy.co.uk for more information!