New licensing course launches in Cheltenham

Published on 23rd November 2018

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Bookings are now being taken for a fully accredited licensing qualification starting in the New Year.

The ‘Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders’ course begins on Thursday 17 January and will be taught by the council’s experienced licensing officers at the Municipal Offices. New sessions will run every six weeks thereafter.

Councillor Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for development and safety, says: “This qualification is a requirement for people responsible for selling alcohol in the leisure and retail sector and I am pleased to be able to launch it through our licensing section.

“We have been working proactively to identify opportunities for the council to use the skills and experience that it has to offer training services direct to the public.”

Training for this course includes:

  • The nature, purpose and period of validity of a personal licence
  • The application process and legal duties when applying for a personal licence
  • The legal duties of a personal licence holder
  • The roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities
  • The nature and strength of alcohol and the effect on the body and the law in relation

Course delegates will benefit from:

  • Training by experienced council officers with a unique perspective and practical level of knowledge
  • A central location in Cheltenham with ample parking and transport links
  • A range of training options including class room based training or e-learning
  • Free training and study materials included
  • Exam fee included in course fee
  • Regular training dates
  • Group discounts
  • Priority turnaround times on personal licence applications
  • A Level 2 APLH course accredited through Highfield Qualifications

For more information and to book and pay for a place, please visit the council’s website.


For media enquiries, contact: Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email communications@cheltenham.gov.uk