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  • STANDARD £140 / PREMIUM £150 (+VAT)

    If you are looking for a Personal Licence Course for Scotland, please click here.

    WHY CHOOSE KNIGHT:

    COURSE DETAILS:

    This is a one day course aimed at anyone who wishes to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol, specifically those who work in licensed premises or any venue or site where alcohol is sold, for drinking on or off the premises. Put simply, the candidate must pass the APLH course before applying for their Personal Licence. Full joining instructions will be sent by email and the BIIAB handbook by post when the booking is received (please allow for weekends and Bank Holidays when the office is closed). Our course start and finish times vary, but most start at 9am and finish around 4.30pm – however please refer to your joining instructions when you receive them for exact timings.
    The Standard Course includes:
    • Tuition
    • Exam
    • Handbook
    The Premium Option includes

    FOR ONLY £10 EXTRA!

    • Mock Exam
    • Pre/Post Tuition
    • Re-sit of the exam at no extra cost
    • Tuition
    • Exam
    • Handbook

    FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    The law states anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol must hold a ‘Personal Licence’ which is issued by their local authority. It is a requirement that anyone requiring this must have gained an Award for Personal Licence Holders qualification (APLH) before applying to sell alcohol. Put simply, the candidate must pass the APLH course before applying for their Personal Licence.

    What does the course consist of?

    The responsible retail sale of alcohol The role and legal responsibilities of the personal licence holder and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives Unauthorised and temporary licensable activities The application process for a personal licence Rights of entry to licensed premises Police powers with regard to suspension and closure of licensed premises The specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol The strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body The protection of children from harm The premises licence The content and purpose of operating schedules The role and duties of the designated premises supervisor

    APLH Level 2 Award Assessment Method

    The personal licence training course examination is in the form of a multiple-choice exam with 40 questions, 28 of which must be answered correctly to pass.

    What will I receive after the course?

    Learners who attend the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) will receive a certificate through our awarding body, the British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body (BIIAB).

    Does the certificate have an expiry date?

    The APLH certificate currently has no expiry date. The Personal Licence courses are the first stage in the process.

    What do I need to do to get my personal licence?

    After passing the exam you then need to make an application to your local council. An application must also be made for a DBS certificate. Once issued, the Licence will last indefinitely, with no need to renew. Alternatively, Knight Training provide a fast track service using our team of experts who regularly deal with all of the local authorities meaning we are able to process your applications in a professional and speedy manner saving you time and money.
  • From £995.00 + VAT

    PROCESS DETAILS:

    If you are looking to authorise the retail sale of alcohol for consumption on or off your premises, provide regulated entertainment and/or late night refreshments then you will need a premises licence as these are classed as ‘licensable activities’. The basic process of the Premises Licence Application is covered in the cost quoted here but please be aware that there are other costs necessary to complete the application. Booking with us online shall initiate your application and you will receive a call from one of our dedicated Premises Licence personnel. If you require more information and would like to discuss your application before purchasing our service either call us on 0330 999 3199 or use the Request A Call-Back form below. Licensable activities will include the following:
    • Retail sale of alcohol
    • Indoor sporting events
    • Film exhibition
    • Boxing or wrestling entertainment
    • Live music
    • Playing of recorded music
    • Performance of a play
    • Entertainment that is of a similar description to live music, the playing of recorded music and dancing
    • The provision of late night refreshment to include hot food / drinks served between 11pm and 5am

    PROCESS DESCRIPTION:

    Knight Training have a team of experts dedicated to the process of Premises Licence Applications who liaise with the nine different responsible authorities on a daily basis ensuring your Premises Licence will be received in the quickest time possible.

    What does the process comprise of?

    Knight Training will complete all the applicable application forms and submit these on your behalf to your local council requesting your premises licence. We will liaise with and send a copy of your application to the Police and the other 8 responsible authorities. We will confirm the rateable value that will determine the fee you will have to pay to the relevant authority. We will produce an advert that will be displayed in the local press. We will produce and send the relevant notice which will need to be displayed in a prominent position outside your premises. We will negotiate with the relevant authorities if any objections or relevant representations are received and attempt to avert any hearing. We can additionally produce your plan (at a scale of 1:100 which details the entrance, exits, fire equipment, CCTV points and where alcohol will be consumed and sold), as an additional service, should this be required. Please note that if an existing Licence needs changing and these changes will affect any of the Licensing Objectives, then a "Major Variation" will have to be applied for. Please follow this Link for more information.
  • From £595.00 + VAT

    PROCESS DETAILS:

    If you presently have a Premises Licence, but need to add any licensable activities that may affect the Licensing Objectives, you will need to apply for a Major Variation to your existing Licence. The process is similar to an application for a brand new Licence. The basic process of the Premises Licence Application is covered in the cost quoted here but please be aware that there are other costs necessary to complete the application, e.g. those incurred through approval of your local council. Booking with us online shall initiate your application and you will receive a call from one of our dedicated Premises Licence personnel. If you require more information and would like to discuss your application before purchasing our service either call us on 0330 999 3199 or use the Request A Call-Back form below. Licensable activities will include the following:
    • Retail sale of alcohol
    • Indoor sporting events
    • Film exhibition
    • Boxing or wrestling entertainment
    • Live music
    • Playing of recorded music
    • Performance of a play
    • Entertainment that is of a similar description to live music, the playing of recorded music and dancing
    • The provision of late night refreshment to include hot food / drinks served between 11pm and 5am

    PROCESS DESCRIPTION:

    Knight Training have a team of experts dedicated to the process of Premises Licence Applications who liaise with the nine different responsible authorities on a daily basis ensuring your Premises Licence will be received in the quickest time possible.

    What does the process comprise of?

    Knight Training will complete all the applicable application forms and submit these on your behalf to your local council requesting the changes to your existing premises licence. We will liaise with and send a copy of your application to the Police and the other 8 responsible authorities. We will confirm the rateable value that will determine the fee you will have to pay to the relevant authority. We will produce an advert that will be displayed in the local press. We will produce and send the relevant notice which will need to be displayed in a prominent position outside your premises. We will negotiate with the relevant authorities if any objections or relevant representations are received and attempt to avert any hearing. We can additionally produce your plan (at a scale of 1:100 which details the entrance, exits, fire equipment, CCTV points and where alcohol will be consumed and sold), as an additional service, should this be required.
  • £250.00 + VAT & TRAVEL COSTS

    COURSE DETAILS:

    Knight Training can offer a tailored service to customers who would want extra benefits when training with us, that being a One to One Tuition option. This alternative is perfect for delegates who do not want to travel or feel they would benefit from a personalised course that addresses their individual needs and business specialities. The price of the course would depend on your location and is calculated as £250.00 + VAT & Travel Costs for the trainer. Booking a private one-day course with one of our expert tutors would give you the following added benefits:
    • An experienced Trainer would travel to YOU
    • Personal Licence Holders Course including tailored advice & information to help you in the future
    • Can be held in your own private venue if required
    • Course results the same day
    • Same day re-sit included (if necessary)
    • Assistance with further Applications (supported by Knight Training)
    As always, upon completion of the course you will earn your BIIAB Personal Licence Holders Level 2 Certificate and this is usually returned faster than standard courses. To book a Personalised One to One Course please use the online form, after which we will call you to discuss requirements and details, or call us on 0330 999 3199 to speak to an advisor. Alternatively fill out the Enquiry Form below and we’ll call you.

    FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    The law states anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol must hold a ‘Personal Licence’ which will be issued as an APLH Level 2 Award by their local authority. It is a requirement that anyone requiring this must have gained an Award for Personal Licence Holders qualification (APLH / NCPLH) before applying to sell alcohol. With our One-to-One APLH service we will come to you and provide everything you need for a quick and comfortable pass.

    What does the course comprise of?

    The responsible retail sale of alcohol. The role and legal responsibilities of the personal licence holder and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives Unauthorised and temporary licensable activities The application process for a personal licence Rights of entry to licensed premises Police powers with regard to suspension and closure of licensed premises The specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol The strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body The protection of children from harm The premises licence The content and purpose of operating schedules The role and duties of the designated premises supervisor

    APLH Level 2 Award Assessment Method

    The personal licence training course examination is in the form of a multiple-choice exam with 40 questions, 28 of which must be answered correctly to pass.

    What will I receive after the course?

    Learners who attend the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) will receive a certificate through our awarding body, the British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body (BIIAB).

    Does the certificate have expiry date?

    The Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) certificate currently has no expiry date. The Personal Licence courses are the first stage in the process.

    What do I need to do to get my personal licence?

    After passing the exam you then need to make an application to your local council. An application must also be made for a DBS certificate. Once issued, the Personal Licence will last indefinitely, unless surrendered or revoked by the issuing Authority. Alternatively, Knight Training provide a fast track service using our team of experts who regularly deal with all of the local authorities meaning we are able to process your applications in a professional and speedy manner saving you time and money.
  • £160.00 (INC VAT)

    The cost of the Personal Licence Application is £81.67 plus VAT. There are also two disbursement fees to be paid which total £62 (no VAT applicable). This gives a total cost of £160 including VAT. If you are looking for a Personal Licence Application for Scotland, please click here. Once you have obtained your Personal Licence Holders qualification, you can begin your Personal Licence Application. Knight Training can help you with our fast track service. Our team of experts deal with Personal Licence Applications to local authorities across the country. We process your applications in a professional and speedy manner which can save your business valuable time and money. The Personal Licence Application process can take several weeks, so Knight Training offers to support and represent you to the relevant Authorities; dealing with them on your behalf. Our aim is always to get your Personal Licence returned to you fast, and with the least possible hassle. How to make a Personal Licence Application When you have completed your APLH Qualification you can make an official Personal Licence Application to your local licensing authority. You need to make your application to the Licensing Office which covers your home address. In some areas, this will mean making an application to your local council. In other areas, there will be a 'licensing partnership'. Our team will help you find out where to make your application. We will then make sure your application is in line with the Licensing Policy and Police and Immigration rules. Requirements vary but usually, you will need to include a criminal record check (DBS Certificate), Personal Licence Holders' Certificate, proof of right to work in the UK, two passport photos (certified) and the correct supporting documentation. This process varies slightly across the UK and it is essential that the application is submitted correctly, regularly chased up, and the licence is checked once received. Personal Licence Application process breakdown • Completion of a Personal Licence Course (APLH/SCPLH) • Completion of a Personal Licence Application Pack (provided by Knight Training) • Completed Criminal Record Check for a DBS Certificate (England & Wales only) • Submission of a valid Personal Licence Application • Decision to grant a licence by the local authority & granting of a licence • Printing of the licence (including a licence photo-card depending on issuing authority) Why would you need a Personal Licence? As a Personal Licence Holder, you can take advantage of the many opportunities the hospitality industry offers. Whether you are hoping to gain a promotion or start a new business, the Personal Licence will be invaluable in allowing you to sell alcohol. Contact Knight Training to begin your Personal Licence Application today.
  • £160.00 (INC VAT)

    The cost of the Personal Licence Application is £91.67 plus VAT. There are also disbursement fees to be paid which total £50 (no VAT applicable). This gives a total cost of £160 including VAT. If you are looking for a Personal Licence Application for England & Wales, please click here.

    PROCESS DETAILS:

    Once you have obtained your Personal Licence Holders qualification, you are in the position to apply for your Personal Licence. Knight Training provides a fast track service, using our team of experts who regularly deal with all of the local authorities, meaning we are able to process your applications in a professional and speedy manner saving you time and money. The process of applying for a Personal Licence can take a number of weeks and involves multiple stages, each of which requires specific documents, evidence and certification. Knight Training offers this service to support & represent you, to the relevant Authorities, in order to have your Personal Licence returned to you in the speediest time possible and with the least possible hassle. What is the process? Upon completion of an APLH or SCPLH, you will be in a position to make an official application to your Local Licensing Authority to obtain a Licence. This must be made to the relevant Licensing Offices who take jurisdiction over your residential address, whether based at your local council or Licensing Partnership. Once found, a valid Application must be made to this Office, in line with their Licensing Policy and complies with both Police and Immigration guidelines (as of 2017). Typically, a valid Application consists of a Criminal Record Check, Personal Licence Holders Certificate, Proof of Right to Work in the UK, two Passport Photos (certified) and the correct supporting documentation. This process varies across the UK and it is essential that the Application is submitted correctly, regularly chased up, and checked once received.

    PROCESS BREAKDOWN:

    • Completion of Personal Licence Course (APLH/SCPLH)
    • Completion of a Personal Licence Application Pack (provided by Knight Training)
    • Submission of a valid Personal Licence Application
    • Criminal Record Check by Police Licensing
    • Decision to grant Licence by Local Authority & granting of Licence
    • Printing of the Licence (including a Licence photo-card depending on Issuing Authority)
    Why would you need a Personal Licence? As a Personal Licence Holder, you will be entitled to take full advantage of the many opportunities the alcohol and hospitality industry offers. Whether you are hoping to gain a promotion at your current employment, start a new business or set-up an events company, the Personal Licence will be invaluable in allowing you to legally, and responsibly, authorise the sale of alcohol. Examples of the benefits include, but are not limited to; taking on Management roles within a Premises, Licensing a new Premises, increased number of Temporary Events Notices (TENs) and training new staff through induction.
  • SCPLH-R £95.00 + VAT

    WHY CHOOSE KNIGHT:

    COURSE DETAILS:

    This is a one day course aimed at anyone who wishes to continue to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol. The Scottish government stipulates all people who hold a personal licence must successfully complete the SCPLH refresher course every 5 years of the licence issue date to remain valid. The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires all liquor licence holders to undertake refresher training within 5 years of the issue of their licence. All personal licence holders must attend a 1 day update course, sit and pass an exam before the 5 year anniversary of the issue of the licence. They must also submit evidence that the training has been passed to the relevant licensing board within 3 months of the 5-year anniversary. As a licence holder, you must also Renew your personal licence every 10 years, submitting the application to do so no later than 3 months of the expiry date. A valid application will require a recent Scottish Award for Personal Licence Holders Refresher certificate to be accepted.

    What does the course consist of?

    The roles, responsibilities and functions of Licensing Boards and Licensing Standards Officers The application process for a personal licence The application process for premises and occasional licences, mandatory and discretionary conditions Protection of children from harm The content and purpose of an operating schedule and risk assessment Drunkenness and disorderly behaviour Licensed hour Control of order The responsible retail sale of alcohol Roles and responsibilities of the personal licence holder and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law Unauthorised licensable activities Rights of entry to licensed premises The strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body

    SCPLH-R Level 6 Award Assessment Method

    The personal licence training course examination is in the form of a multiple-choice exam with 40 questions, 28 of which must be answered correctly to pass.

    What will I receive after the course?

    Learners who attend the SCPLH-R Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher) will receive an accredited qualification certificate through our awarding body, the British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body (BIIAB).

    Does the certificate have an expiry date?

    The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires all liquor licence holders to undertake refresher training within 5 years of the issue of their licence. All personal licence holders must attend a 1 day update course, sit and pass an exam before the 5 year anniversary of the issue of the licence. They must also submit evidence that the training has been passed to the relevant licensing board within 3 months of the 5-year anniversary.
  • STANDARD £140.00 / PREMIUM £150 (+VAT)

    COURSE DETAILS:

    This is a one day course aimed at anyone who wishes to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol in Scotland, specifically those who work in licensed premises or any venue or site where alcohol is sold, for drinking on or off the premises. Full joining instructions will be sent by email and the BIIAB handbook by post when the booking is received (please allow for weekends and Bank Holidays when the office is closed). Our course start and finish times vary but most start at 9am and finish around 4.30pm – however please refer to your joining instructions when you receive them for exact timings.
    The Standard Course includes:
    • Tuition
    • Exam
    • Handbook
    The Premium Option includes
    • Mock Exam
    • Pre/Post Tuition
    • Re-sit

    Try our online exam

    The law states anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol must hold a ‘Personal Licence’ which will be issued by their local authority. It is a requirement that anyone requiring this must have gained a Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders qualification (SCPLH) before applying to sell alcohol.

    What does the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders course comprise of?

    The responsible retail sale of alcohol. The role and legal responsibilities of the personal licence holder and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives Unauthorised and temporary licensable activities The application process for a personal licence Rights of entry to licensed premises Police powers with regard to suspension and closure of licensed premises The specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol The strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body The protection of children from harm The premises licence The content and purpose of operating plans The role and duties of the Designated Premises Manager

    What is the Assessment Method

    The personal licence training course examination is in the form of a multiple-choice exam with 40 questions, 28 of which must be answered correctly to pass.

    What will I receive after the course?

    Learners who attend the SCPLH Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) will receive a certificate through our awarding body, the British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body (BIIAB).

    Does the certificate have expiry date?

    The SCPLH Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) currently has no expiry date. The Personal Licence courses are the first stage in the process. After passing the exam you then need to make an application to your local council. Alternatively, Knight Training provide a fast track service using our team of experts who regularly deal with all of the local authorities meaning we are able to process your applications in a professional and speedy manner saving you time and money. To find out more information please click on the following link Personal Licence Application