Evolution Training Consultants Ltd, Doorman, SIA & Security Training in Oxford

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You're here because you’re interested in becoming a Personal License Holder and we want to give you all the help you will need.

The IQ Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF) 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.  

If you’re looking to start a career in the hospitality and bar industry, your first step is to undertake an accredited Award for Personal Licence Holders Course.

The Personal License Holders course is run over 1 day and covers the 1 mandatory unit:

  1. Legal and Social Responsibilities of a Personal License Holder


  • Classroom (face-to-face) Learning
  • 1 Workshop Day
  • Assessment through a multiple choice exam

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.  

Learners who have achieved the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (QCF) can progress to a range of other qualifications using credits already achieved, as the single unit ‘Legal and Social Responsibilities of a Personal Licence Holder’ is common to them, including various Hospitality and Food and Beverage qualifications.