About the course

This qualification is essential if you wish to work in, or apply for a personal licence for, premises where alcohol is sold. You will learn about licensing authorities, the responsibilities of the personal licence holder, Police powers and their right of entry, specific prohibitions, the different strengths of alcoholic drinks, your responsibilities regarding the selling of alcohol and the protection of children.

What you will study

  • The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licencing objectives
  • The application process Legal responsibilities and penalties relating to failure of complying with the law
  • Content and purpose of operating schedules
  • The roles and duties of the designated premises supervisor
  • Unauthorised and temporary licensable activities
  • Police powers regarding the suspension and closure of licensed premises
  • Prohibitions for the sale of alcohol
  • Effects of alcohol on the human body
  • Protection of children and the general public
  • Health and safety practices


  • 40 multiple choice questions

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry qualifications for this course but you will need to have a good level of English
  • It is recommended that you are working in, or intend to work in, the alcohol retail trade

Moving forward

  • On the successful completion of this course, you will hold a licensing qualification that enables you to apply for a personal licence

Enrol from 24 August

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