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7. Level 2 award for personal licence holders

This accredited qualification is ideal for those working in or preparing to work in any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol. It is a requirement for anyone who wishes to hold a personal licence. This qualification covers the main requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 and the legal responsibilities of a personal licence holder. Anyone wishing to sell or authorize the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence.

Duration: 1 day course
Schedule: 9:30am to 5:00pm (lunch is not provided)
Cost: £130.00 (discounted fee of £100.00 for Best Bar None accredited venues in Exeter)
Exam: Multiple choice
Venue: Civic Centre, Paris Street

Topics covered include:

  • licensing review
  • personal licences
  • premises licences
  • protection of children
  • powers and enforcement
  • responsibility in alcohol and retailing
  • temporary events


The course ends with a short multiple-choice test where candidates will need to achieve 28 correct answers from the 40 questions to receive the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) level 2 award for personal licence holders (QCF)

An oral option is available for those who require this. Please state at the time of booking whether an oral examination is required. In the event that we are unable to provide this on the course day, you may be asked to return for the examination at a later date.

Highfield also provide a small range of exam papers in the candidates preferred language:

  • Chinese
  • Thai
  • Turkish

Requests for these exam papers must be made at the time of booking.

All candidates must bring photographic proof of identification on the day of the course to meet the examination board's requirements. Candidates that do not bring photographic identification will not be able to take the course.     Course dates

  • Thursday 19 March 2020

Please note: all our courses are delivered in English unless stated otherwise. All delegates must have a good understanding of written and spoken English to attend this course. Exam papers can be supplied in some other languages as shown in the examination section above.

Making a booking

Please use our online enquiry form to book a place on the level 2 award for personal licence holders course.

Please refer to our environmental health course terms and conditions before proceeding with your booking.