National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Course / NCPLH (BIIAB Level 2)

Course Title
National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders / NCPLH

BIIAB Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

Course Duration
1 Day (09.30 – 17.00)

Multiple Choice Exam (Pass Mark 28/40)

Beyond the Blue Training Pass Rate
98.1% (APLH 2018)

Course Fee1
£135.00 per learner; No Hidden Extras, see below for details

Important NCPLH Qualification Update

From the 1st April 2011 the BIIAB Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH) was replaced by the BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) as the prescribed qualification for anyone wishing to apply to their local licensing authority for a personal licence to sell alcohol.

We have kept the NCPLH course listed on our website only because some councils and other information providers have not yet updated their websites and are still advising people to obtain an NCPLH certificate in order to apply for a personal licence to sell alcohol in England & Wales.

The only approved BIIAB accredited qualification which permits the holder to obtain a personal licence is the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders >>

For more information about the change please visit APLH Course replaces the old BIIAB NCPLH Course >>

The following information on this page is for the new BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) course and qualification. More detail about this course can also be found on the page of our website dedicated to the APLH Course >>

APLH Booking Options

  • Book Online for a 10% Discount >> for an Open Personal Licence Courses in London, Twickenham or Richmond.
  • Complete an Enquiry Form >> for an In-House Personal Licence Course at your workplace anywhere in the UK.
  • Call 01784 434 392 or 0800 066 55 24 to book or speak with a member of our professional team of licensing consultants.

Online bookings use the Secure Payment Platform SagePay >>

Open APLH Course

Open personal licence courses are held in London and across the South East of England.

BIIAB APLH Personal Licence Course Dates >>

Book APLH Course Online Now >>

In-House APLH Course

If you have a group of learners you would like us to deliver the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders to, we offer in-house group courses (min. 6 learners) for clients throughout the UK.

The APLH course can be delivered either at the client’s own workplace or at a training facility we will provide close by. Personal licence courses are run at the convenience of our clients.

Request More Information About an In-House APLH Course >>

Course Fees1– BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders / APLH

10% Discount for any Open APLH Course Booked Online Today

£12 Discount on any (Optional) Personal Licence Application Service Booked Online Today

Total Saving £28.20 p.p. (incl. vat) when you book a combimed APLH Course and Personal Licence Application Service Online Today

  • Open Personal Licence Course (incl. 10% Online Discount) - £121.50 + vat per learner; Book Online Now >>
  • In-House APLH Course2 - £135.00 + vat per learner; In-House APLH Course Enquiry Form >>
  • Personal Licence Application Service (Optional) - £152.00 including vat, Basic DBS & local authority application fee. We complete the application process with the local Licensing Authority on your behalf; More Information >>

Call us on 01784 434 392 / 0800 066 55 24 to book a personal licence course or to speak with our professional licensing consultants; Contact Us >>

Discounts are available for larger groups and repeat bookings

Free BIIAB Course Handbook - Each learner is sent the BIIAB Personal Licence Holders course handbook in advance. This allows learners to familiarise themselves with the content and results in better APLH examination results.

No Hidden Extras2 - Course Fees include the APLH course handbook, course materials, tuition, examination & certification.

APLH Course Description

The BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders is the prescribed qualification required by anyone wishing to apply to their local authority for a Personal Licence to sell alcohol.
A personal licence allows the holder to sell or authorises the sale of alcohol in England and Wales on any premises which holds a premises licence, club premises certificate or temporary events notice (TEN), which allows the licensable activity of the ‘Sale of Alcohol’; within the terms of that licence.

The sale of alcohol without the approved authorisation carries a maximum penalty on conviction of an Unlimited fine and / or 6 months imprisonment.
For more details regarding the personal licence and the application process please visit our Personal Licence Information Page >>
The personal licence course is also essential for anyone assuming the position of designated premises supervisor (DPS). A designated premises supervisor must hold a personal licence.

Download the BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders / APLH Leaflet >> (pdf document)

Course Summary – Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders / APLH The Licensing Act 2003 Licensable activities Licensing objectives Personal licence application Duties of a personal licence holder Premises licence applications & reviews The Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) Temporary Events Notices (T.E.N.) Police powers & rights of entry Protection of children Nature of alcohol Social responsibilities in the sale of alcohol Conduct on licensed premises

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APLH Qualification Accreditation

The Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders qualification is accredited by the BIIAB; on successfully passing the associated examination, learners will receive a BIIAB APLH certificate.

The qualification is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) as a level 2 qualification and approved by the Department for Culture Media & Sport, the Home Office and the Police.

The APLH qualification it is accepted by all Licensing Authorities in England & Wales in support of personal licence applications for those who sell alcohol, authorise the sale of alcohol or regulate the sale of alcohol.


1All fees are exclusive of vat at the current rate.

2Where travel of more than 100 miles from our offices in Surrey is required, services may be subject to additional fees to cover travel expenses. Travel is undertaken by public transport or car and charged to the client at the cost of the cheapest option. Where overnight stays are required, these are also charged out at cost.

Additional fees which may be incurred, are agreed with the client in advance.

Additional Information

Download our Training the Licensed Retail & Licensed Hospitality Sector Leaflet >> (pdf document)

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Page Updated: 12th February 2019