Highfield Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (RQF)

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 a regulated licensing qualification such as the Highfield Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (RQF).

This qualification is regulated by both Ofqual and the Home Office, and has been designed to meet the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003. Furthermore, whilst comprehensively covering the full framework as set down by the Government, this qualification is extremely straight-forward, user-friendly and free from unnecessary jargon. It also provides excellent value for money without compromising on quality.

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.

£100 + VAT (£120.00)

Please note that payment in full is required at the time of booking in order to reserve/confirm your place. For commercial bookings, please call us on 0333 344 3994.

Course Dates and Bookings

1 day (8 GLH)

Course Content
The course consist of one unit. The contents are outlined below:

  • Know current legislation relating to the sale and purchase of age-restricted products
  • Understand the application process and legal duties when applying for a personal licence
  • Understand the legal duties of a personal licence holder
  • Understand the roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities
  • Understand the licensing objectives and the importance of partnerships in promoting these objectives
  • Understand the nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body
  • Understand the law in relation to premises licences
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
  • Understand the law in relation to Temporary Event Notices
  • Understand the rights and legal duties of the responsible persons in relation to operation of licensed premises
  • Understand the law in relation to the protection of children on licensed premises
  • Understand the powers of the police and other authorities in relation to licensed premises
  • Understand prohibitions and exemptions in relation to licensable activities

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.

Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Learners must also posses a good understanding of English.