Torfaen Training

Personal Licence Holders Commercial Course


Under the Licensing Act 2003 (England and Wales) anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence. In order to qualify for a personal licence, an applicant must hold a regulated licensing qualification.

Course Content

Nature, purpose and period of validity of a personal licence.
Application process and legal duties when applying for a personal licence.
Legal duties of a personal licence holder.
Roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities.
Law in relation to premises licences.
Nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body.

Expected Duration: 1 Day
Assessed by Exam
Precourse Reading

Method of Study

Tutor led.

A handbook supports the qualification and covers all the information needed for the examination. Pre-reading is required. The handbook will be sent prior to the course date.



60 minute multiple choice examination consisting of 40 questions.

Individuals must achieve a minimum pass mark of 70%.

Ideal For

This is a nationally recognised qualification designed for anyone authorising the retail sale of alcohol in licensed premises including:

  • Pubs
  • Bars
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Off-Licence
  • Nightclubs
  • Casinos
  • Shops
  • Any other venue or site where alcohol is sold

Entry Requirements

 This qualification is suitable for candidates aged 18+

Awarding Body

How do I enrol?

Contact us for an informal chat, our experienced team of Account Managers will guide you through the process.