HABC Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF)

By law all sales of alcohol conducted on licensed premises must be authorised by a personal licence holder. In order to apply to become a personal licence holder, the applicant must hold an accredited qualification to prove they can sell alcohol both legally and responsibly.

Personal licence holder qualifications provide candidates with essential knowledge of the legal frameworks surrounding the sale of alcohol in the UK.
Because there are some differences between the licensing laws of England and Wales and those of Scotland, there is a requirement
to provide two separate awards for learners.


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The licensing qualifications offered by Samson Security as follows:

  • Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders


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 (QCF).

This 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, this 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 this qualification is to provide individuals 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 this qualification forms an essential part of the personal licence application and enables those selling or authorising alcohol sales to operate both legally and responsibly.

This qualification is available in English, Chinese, Turkish and Thai.

For further advice or to book on this or any other course please contact us on 0151 548 2996 or email info@samsonsecurity.co.uk