Highfield Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) (England and Wales)


The qualification is designed for those learners working in, or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol in England or Wales. It is a prerequisite for anyone who wishes to hold a personal licence. Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence.

Learners gaining this qualification will understand the main requirements of the Licensing Act 2003, the importance of promoting the licensing objectives and the legal responsibilities of a personal licence holder.

This course is compatible with most popular desktops and tablets. Mobile phones are not recommended.

This qualification is approved for delivery to learners aged 16 or above. However, a Personal Licence cannot be applied for until the age of 18.

Guided Learning Hours

Approximately 4-5 hours are required for this course. On completion of the course, please contact us to arrange a suitable time for the exam.

Form of Assessment

This qualification is assessed by a Multiple-Choice Question examination. The examination for this qualification contains 40 questions that must be completed within one hour. The exam will be invigilated remotely online at a time which is convenient with the learner. The distance invigilation remotely monitors candidates taking assessment, ensuring exam environment requirements are met.

Candidates must be able to provide one of the following forms of identification before they undertake the assessment:

  • a valid passport (any nationality)
  • a signed UK photocard driving licence
  • a valid warrant card issued by HM forces or the police
  • another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card, student ID card, travel card etc.

Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a minimum pass mark of 70%.


  • Licensing law
  • Personal licences
  • Premises licences
  • The protection of children
  • Powers and enforcement
  • Temporary events
  • Responsible alcohol retailing