Training for Personal Licence Holders

Under the Licensing Act 2003, a designated premises supervisor or anyone authorising the supply of alcohol must hold a personal licence

In order to qualify, an applicant must hold a licensing qualification which is accredited and government approved.

The BIIAB Level 2 Award is a nationally recognised qualification designed for anyone authorising the sale of alcohol in licensed premises including:

Pubs• Sports and social clubs
Restaurants• Hotels• Nightclubs
Off-licences• Supermarkets
Casinos along with any other venue or site where alcohol is supplied under the authority of a Premises Licence.

The course covers:
the roles, responsibilities and functions of Licensing Authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives   
the application process for a Personal Licence  
the role and legal responsibilities of the Personal Licence Holder and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law  
the Premises Licence  
the content and purpose of operating schedules  
the role and duties of the Designated Premises Supervisor  
unauthorised licensable activities  
permitted temporary licensable activities  
rights of entry to licensed premises  
police powers with regard to suspension and closure of licensed premises
the specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol  
the strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body
the protection of children from harm  
the responsible retail sale of alcohol 

We are qualified and approved course providers and run a training course on the first Tuesday of every month throughout the year at a cost of £150 +VAT, which includes a tasty lunch.  

Our pass rate for the course is 100%. (2016 - 2017 figs)

See our events section for details of upcoming courses and for more information, contact

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Date: 26.03.2019

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