Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

The law requires alcohol sales on licensed premises to be made or authorised by a personal licence holder. Individuals applying for a personal licence must hold an accredited licensing qualification such as the HABC Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF).

This qualification is accredited by both Ofqual and the Home Office, and has been designed to meet the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

The aim of this qualification is to provide individuals with essential knowledge of the legal framework surrounding the sale of alcohol in England and Wales. This includes key information on:

  • the responsibilities of personal licence holders
  • duties of the designated premises supervisor
  • the role of licensing authorities and police powers regarding licensed premises

Achievement of this qualification forms an essential part of the personal licence application and enables those selling or authorising alcohol sales to operate both legally and responsibly.


This qualification is assessed through a 40-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the 

examination is 1 hour.  Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 28 out of 40.


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HABC Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

Course Duration:

1 day: 9.00 - 17.00


Delivered as an on-site course, or in our training centre (depending on numbers)

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