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IQ Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders


Qualification Number 603/2659/1
Title IQ Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Category National
Sector Hospitality & Tourism
Operational Start Date 01/01/2018
Operational End Date 30/11/2020
Total Units 1 Mandatory Units 1
Min Guided Learning Hours 8 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 18


Registration Fee : £9.50 (excluding VAT) 

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (delivery rates may apply for postage to international centres). 


About this Qualification

The IQ 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.


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.

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