Be authorised to sell Alcohol.
We now provide training in
Personal Licence Holders

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders is
for those working in, or preparing to work in,
any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol.


No previous experience is necessary.

Gain Your Personal Licence to Legally Authorise the Sale of Alcohol.

Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence.

This qualification is designed for those learners working in, or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol. 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. Personal-Licence-img2 Personal-Licence-img1

Gain your Personal Licence with a recognised Training Provider.

The licensed retail and hospitality sector is one of the most popular sectors in the UK.
Once you qualify with Linx Security Training, you will be able to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol.

We supply affordable training to all for the demand of vacancies that are available.

The Personal Licence Holders course is for anyone who works in a role requiring them to authorise the sale of alcohol to the public.
  • Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
  • Managers
  • Assistant Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Bars
  • Nightclubs
  • Stadiums and Arenas
  • Casinos
  • Hotels
  • Supermarkets
  • Off Licences

How does our Personal Licence Holders training actually work
and what can you expect when attending the course?

This course is a Level 2 award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF) and is a fully accredited qualification. The course duration is 1 day and within this
time frame you will complete your training provided by highly qualified tutors who have years of valuable experience within this Sector. This course is taught
in a friendly but professional classroom environment, where you will learn about the roles and responsibilities of a Door Supervisor.

The Personal Licence (APLH) course consists of ONE main unit that is:

Unit 1: Legal and Social Responsibilities of a Personal Licence Holder

Assessment: There is ONE multiple-choice examination to complete at the end of the day.

Contact Hours: 8

Once you complete the exams they are then assessed by the Examining Body. Linx Training will notify you of your results within 3-8 working days from the completion of the course. Once you have completed the course successfully you will then receive your Certificate awarded by the examining body. After which you will be able to apply for your Personal Licence from the Local Authority.

Door Supervisor Training
SIA Door Supervisor training at Linx Security Training

Important Information

Our Level Personal Licence Holders (APLH) course qualifies you to apply for your Personal Licence.

Did you know once you’ve got your Personal Licence Holders (APLH) qualification, you still need to apply to your local council for your personal licence? This process also involves applying for a criminality check. We can take the hassle away and do your personal licence application for you! Please call for full information and advice.

Corporate businesses

If you are a business organisation looking to get your staff or customers trained, we can provide
training at your work place or at our training centres and also offer discounts for group bookings.

We can provide training to your schedule and for groups of all sizes.

Linx Security Training have provided training for various organisations. We can accommodate for large groups of people and provide additional benefits.

What are the benefits?
Some of our existing and past clients

We have Full-Time Trainers:

Our Trainers work with Linx Security Training on a Full Time basis and therefore we can provide training to your schedule.

Dedicated Client Manager – Point of Contact:

We’ll provide you with your own point of contact to look after all your needs from start to finish.

Unbeatable Group Discount Prices:

We will beat any genuine group booking price and we can provide professional training at affordable prices.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Who is the Personal Licence course aimed at and is this course right for me?
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 Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF). The Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders course is aimed at any individual is ideal for those working in, or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol and who wishes to become a personal licence holder.

What qualification will I gain by completing the Personal Licence course?
By completing the Personal Licence training course you will receive a Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF) which is the necessary qualification to apply for a Personal Licence from the Local Authority in order to authorise the sale of alcohol.

Are your courses accredited by relevant awarding bodies?
Yes, we are approved to provide Personal Licence Holders training and are accredited by numerous awarding bodies including Highfield (HABC), EDI and EdExcel. Please visit our Accreditation and Approvals page.

How can I book the course?
You can book the course by clicking on our Course Dates tab or the Quick Book tab on the menu bar at the top of each page. You can then select a location, a scheduled date and fill out the information required. Alternatively, you can call 0208 166 1593 and we can book you for the course over the telephone.

How do I pay for the course I want to book?
You can pay by either using a debit card or credit card through our secure online booking system. You will either pay a deposit or full payment depending on the course and venue that you book. Rest assured that we use industry recognised payment facilities that are secure.

Can I pay on the day?
Yes you can pay on the day but you will not be entitled to the online price. There will be an additional ‘pay on the day’ fee. For more information please call us on 0208 166 1593.

What do I need to bring when attending the course?
You will need to bring your ID documents and remaining course fee. All course material will be provided to you by email and when you attend the course. The following identification documents need to be provided during the first day of training and you must have with you these documents throughout your training course:

Valid Passport (any nationality)
Full UK Photo Card Driving Licence
Other photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card, Student Card, Travel Card.

Do you charge for exam re-sits?
No we do not charge for exam re-sits. If you fail an examination you will have to attend a scheduled date given by us. You can re-sit the exam as many times as you need to. Linx Security Training provide a guarantee we will help you gain your qualification.

When can I expect to receive my exam results and certificate?
You will receive your exam results within 3 to 8 working days. We aim to provide results within this timeframe, although there may be delays occasionally due to additional checking process for each student. Your Certificate will be available shortly after your pass result is available. In most cases Certificates are posted to all candidates by second class post and we will keep you up to date by email regarding estimated times of results and certificates.

Do I need my certificate to apply for my Personal Licence?
Yes, you will need your original copy of your Certificate to apply for your Personal Licence with the local authority.

Is there an additional cost for getting my Personal Licence?
Yes, there is a fee applicable when applying for your Personal Licence. Please contact your local Council Authority to check the fee cost. This is usually £37.00.

What are the additonal criteria in order to gain my Personal Licence from the local Council?
In order to obtain a Personal Licence applicants must be 18 years of age or above and will need the following:

– Personal Licence application form – Obtained from local council or licensing authority.
– Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders qualification certificate (The original) – CLICK HERE to book a course
– Disclosure and Barring Service (CRB), fees may apply.
– Two passport-size photos – Signed by a professional to prove the identity of the applicant. (applicants name), Professionals name / Date / Job title)
– Application fee – £37

All of the above must be submitted to the local council (where the applicant lives) in order to apply for the licence to sell alcohol.

Why are your courses more expensive than some other Training Providers?
Linx Training actually provide very competitive prices. Our prices include all exam fees including exam re-sits, if you fail an exam, we will give you an unlimited amount of opportunities to re-sit your exams at no extra cost! Other providers may charge you £50 per re-sit exam which we feel is unfair, therefore you can have peace of mind that what you pay for the course will be your only cost to us. Our prices also reflect the highest standard of training that is given by our trainers, we work with the best materials and provide high quality facilities. We take Security very seriously – We strive to give you the BEST training as we want all of our learners to achieve the highest possible grade. This will be reflected when attending job interviews as what you learn with us will give you confidence and the knowledge to successfully get past the interview stage and into a job in the security sector – fast.

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