Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

About the qualification

Qualification Number: 603/2659/1

SFJ Awards Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

The Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders is a knowledge-based qualification aimed at those who work or intend to work in a sector that involves the retail sale of alcohol. In accordance with the Licensing Act 2003, it is necessary to hold a personal licence holder qualification before applying for a personal licence to sell alcohol at licensed premises.

It provides formal recognition of the learners’ knowledge and as it has no competence component, it is suitable for those who are not in work, for example individuals studying subjects in which the issue of alcohol sale is important. As the qualification is generic, it is relevant to any alcohol licensed premises including but not limited to pubs, clubs, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, off-licences, casinos, entertainment venues and leisure facilities.

By completing the single mandatory unit, all learners will cover the validity, legal duties, application process and licensing objectives relating to personal licences in England and Wales; the effects of alcohol, the law, the role of the Designate Premises Supervisor (DPS), Temporary Event Notices, the protection of children, the powers of the police and other authorities, prohibitions and exemptions.

What is the progression for someone who has undertaken the Level 2 Award?

Learners who have achieved the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders can progress to other qualifications at the same or higher levels relevant to personal licence holding, including those relating to hospitality, retailing and food and beverage supervision.

Qualification Withdrawal

The Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders is now being withdrawn. No further learners can be registered after 30 September 2022. All certifications of learners already registered on the qualification must be complete by 30 September 2023.

Download Specification – 603/2659/1