Last updated: 15/11/2019

Personal Licence Training

Highfield Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (RQF)

Gain the qualification and apply for your Personal Licence at the same time!

Who is the qualification for?

The Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holder qualification is aimed at individuals working in, or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol.

The Licensing Act 2003 states that any Premises Licence which authorises the sale of alcohol, must specify a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) who must be a Personal Licence Holder and every sale of alcohol under a Premises Licence must be made or authorised by a Personal Licence Holder.

A Personal Licence Holder can also serve up to a maximum of 50 Temporary Event Notices each year.

How long will it take?

The qualification will take eight hours to complete.


The benefits of you and/or your business training with us are:

  • Gain the qualification and apply for your Personal Licence at the same time
  • Save time and money
  • Training delivered by professional, competent and experienced staff from those disciplines
  • Helps and supports you and/ your business to comply with legislation.

Topics covered

These include the nature, purpose and period of validity of a Personal Licence, the application process and legal duties when applying for a Personal Licence, the legal duties of a Personal Licence Holder, the roles, responsibilities and functions of Licensing Authorities, the nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body and the law in relation to Premises Licences.

Assessment method

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.

Personal Licence application

As part of the course, you will be able to apply for your Personal Licence. We will provide assistance to you at no extra cost to ensure the paperwork is correct and will give you peace of mind that there will be no delays.

As part of your application, you will be required to complete/provide the following:

  • Personal Licence application form
  • Disclosure of convictions and declaration
  • Two passport sized photos
  • Criminal conviction certificate (basic Criminal Records Disclosure can be obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service). Alternatively you can provide a criminal record certificate issued under section 113A of the Police Act 1997, or the results of a subject access search under the Data Protection Act 1998(3) of the Police National Computer by the National Identification Service (Criminal Conviction Certificate must be less than one month old when licence issued, therefore this can be provided after qualification gained) 
  • Application fee of £37 (included in the price of the Personal Licence course)

Where and when?

Cornwall Council will be providing this course at their offices at Bodmin and Camborne on the following dates:


  • 29 November 2019 – Bodmin


  • 17 January 2020 – Bodmin
  • 31 January 2020 – Bodmin
  • 14 February 2020 – Bodmin
  • 28 February 2020 – Bodmin
  • 13 March 2020 - Camborne
  • 27 March 2020 – Bodmin
  • 9 April 2020 - Bodmin
  • 24 April 2020 – Bodmin
  • 8 May 2020 - Camborne
  • 22 May 2020 - Bodmin
  • 12 June 2020 - Bodmin
  • 26 June 2020 - Bodmin
  • 10 July 2020 - Bodmin
  • 24 July 2020 - Bodmin
  • 7 August 2020 - Camborne

How much will it cost?

£185 includes VAT, full day’s training with qualified licensing practitioner, training manual, examination, Personal Licence application fee.

In addition, you will need to arrange and pay the cost of the criminal conviction certificate (Basic Disclosure provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service currently costs £25). DO NOT apply for this prior to booking and attending the course.

How do I book on the course?


Reserve your place online 


Or telephone 01726 223433