LICENSING TRAINING COURSES
By law all sales of alcohol conducted on licensed premises have to be authorised by a Personal Licence Holder. In order to apply to become a Personal Licence Holder the applicant must hold an accredited qualification as this proves they can sell alcohol both legally and responsibly.
HABC Personal Licence Holder qualifications provide candidates with essential knowledge of the legal frameworks surrounding the sale of alcohol in the UK. There are some differences between the licensing laws of England and Wales and those of Scotland, because of this there is a requirement for HABC to provide two separate awards for candidates.
Level 2 Awards
The Licensing Qualifications offered by HABC are:
Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) - This award covers essential knowledge of the legal framework surrounding the sale of alcohol in England and Wales as well as key information on the responsibilities of Personal Licence Holders, duties of the Designated Premises Supervisor, the role of licensing authorities and police powers regarding licensed premises. This licensing qualification is accredited by Ofqual and approved by the Home Office, and has been designed to meet the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.
Level 2 Award for Scottish Personal Licence Holders (On and Off Sales)– This award covers the training specification drawn up by the National Licensing Forum for those involved in the retail sale of alcohol (on and off sales). This specification enables learners to meet the requirements of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.
HABC also offer a Level 2 Award in Underage Sales Prevention, which is appropriate for learners working in a variety of roles relating to retail or in licensed premises. It provides information on legislation relating to age-restricted products and how to prevent the unlawful sale of age-restricted products.