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 (APLH).
The qualification is accredited by both Ofqual and the Home Office, and has been designed to meet the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003. Furthermore, whilst comprehensively covering the full framework as set down by the Government, the HABC PLH qualification is extremely straight-forward, user-friendly and free from unnecessary jargon. It also provides excellent value for money without compromising on quality.
The aim of the HABC APLH qualification is to provide candidates 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 the qualification forms an essential part of the personal licence application and will enable those selling or authorising alcohol sales to operate both legally and responsibly.
The Course covers:
- Understanding the nature, purpose and period of validity of a personal licence
- Understanding the application process and legal duties when applying for a personal licence
- Understanding the legal duties of a personal licence holder
- Understanding the roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities
- Understanding the licensing objectives and the importance of partnerships in promoting these objectives
- Understanding the nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body
- Understanding the law in relation to premises licences
- Understanding the role and responsibilities of the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
- Understanding the law in relation to Temporary Event Notices
- Understanding the rights and legal duties of the responsible persons in relation to operation of licensed premises
- Understanding the law in relation to the protection of children on licensed premises
- Understanding the powers of the police and other authorities in relation to licensed premises
- Understanding prohibitions and exemptions in relation to licensable activities
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