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BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF)


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 licence 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 Licence.

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.


One day


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 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 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

Recommended Training Materials: BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders Handbook or BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders Workbook

Qualification title: BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

Level: 2

QN: 603/2468/5

QW Approval/Designation no: C00/1212/8

Credit: 1

Qualification type: RQF

Part of an apprenticeship: No

Regulation purpose: D. Confirm occupational competence and/or 'licence to practice'

Regulation sub purpose: D2. Confirm the ability to meet a 'licence to practice' or other legal requirements made by the relevant sector, professional or industry body