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Intended Audience

The Qualsafe Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification. It has been specifically designed for those who want to work in, or are looking to advance their career in the licensed retail sector, such as in a retail, bar, restaurant or pub setting.


This 1 day course allows holders of the qualification to apply for a personal licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (England and Wales) which allows the holder to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol on licensed premises.

Successful candidates will gain an understanding of the application process for a personal licence, the legal duties of a personal licence holder and the role, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities.

For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

  • If you are on our website because you want to gain a personal alcohol licence course online and make your application to your local authority, first you must gain a government approved licensing qualification.

  • We provide such a qualification In the Qualsafe Award For Personal Licence Holders. The exam is a 60 minute, 40 question multiple choice test with a pass mark of 28/40 (70%)

  • Once you have completed your exam the system will provide an INSTANT RESULT and our team will follow it up later that day with a result email/report which will be a breakdown of what you got right/wrong.

  • For those candidates who have been unsuccessful in the first attempt, we offer UNLIMITED FREE re-sits 

  • We will have an e-cert available within 24-48 hours - most licensing authorities will accept this but should you need the hard copy we can post this out you.

  • This includes all revision material, UNLIMITED exam attempts, exam fees and certificate.

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