Personal licence training course overview

Supporting learning though Covid-19

Covid-19 does not mean learning has to stop. We can support learning despite the current lockdown measures meaning you can still get your licensing qualification.

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We offer the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) course at a very competitive price which can be taken in conjunction with our personal licence application service. 

The APLH should be taken by anyone who works in a role which requires them to authorise the sale of alcohol to the public (as per the legal requirements):

  • Designated premises supervisor (DPS)
  • Managers
  • Assistant managers
  • Supervisors
  • Staff seeking promotion to one of these positions

You can gain the qualification in one of the following ways:

One day training course (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)

£100 plus VAT

We run a one day (9.30am to 4.30pm) training session delivered by experienced council licensing officers which is followed by a multiple choice assessment. The course is held at our offices in Cheltenham town centre on the following dates:

Temporarily suspended due to Covid19 restrictions.  You can still learn from home with our online learning options. See “E-learning below”.

You can read the course details for more information of the day or view sample questions of the assessment.

E-learning and exam (highly recommended!)

£68 plus VAT

E-learning gives you the convinience to study the course in your own time at a location that suits you. Learners would sign up to an exclusively distanced learning package which would give them access to an online e-learning module that could be completed at their convenience.  Once learners are ready to take their exam, they can arrange to sit their exam from the comforts of their own space. The exam will need to be taken within office hours (and arranged through Highfield).

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Exam only

£32 plus VAT

If you have learnt the course material yourself, you can arrange to sit the exam from the comfort of your own space via remote-invigilation. The exam will need to be taken within office hours (and arranged through Highfield).

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Why choose us

  • We are cheaper than other local training providers 
  • Our course is delivered by experienced licensing officers who can offer practical knowledge
  • Training, study material and exam fee are all included in the one day course
  • Winners of the 'Best Commercial Council' category in the MJ Achievement Awards 2019


"Tutorage was exceptional. Easy to understand, taught in a friendly and personal manner. 10/10" - Matthew, one day course -  May 2019

"Good location, good delivery of the course" - Tom, one day course - May 2019

"Content relayed across very well which made everything easy to learn" - Sam, one day course - April 2019

"Trainer was polite, clear and approchable" - James, one day course - April 2019

"Really good course. Lots of very interesting information" - Gabriella, one day course - July 2019

How to get to us

All one day courses will be held at the Municipal Offices in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 9SA. We have a map showing where we are and details on how to get to us (by bus, car or train).  The nearest car parks to the Municipal Offices are:

  • Regent Arcade Car Park (GL50 1JZ)
  • Royal Well Car Park (GL50 3DS)
  • Chelt Walk Car Park (GL50 3PR)
  • St Georges Road Car Park (GL50 1PH)
  • Town Centre East multi story (GL52 2SA)