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Highfield’s Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders

Highfield ABC Award for Personal License Holder HABC L2


One day


This qualification is aimed at anyone who wishes to work in licensed premises where alcohol is sold. You will look at licensing authorities; at the responsibilities of the personal license holder; police powers; rights of entry; specific prohibitions; strengths of alcoholic drinks; responsible retail of alcohol; and the protection of children from harm.

On completion of this course, candidates will hold a licensing qualification with which they can apply for the Personal License.

Anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public (as per the legal requirement in England and Wales) is required to have a suitable qualification.

All successful Highfield ABC APLH become eligible without further training to take on the responsibility of Designated Premises Supervisor should they wish to do so.


The qualification comprises of:
  • The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives
  • The application process for a personal license
  • The role and legal responsibilities of the personal license holder, and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law
  • The premises license
  • The content and purpose of operating schedules
  • The role and duties of the designated premises supervisor
  • Unauthorised and 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.

 Assessment: 40 Multiple choice questions

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