Personal Licence Information
A personal licence is required by anyone authorising the sale of alcohol from a licensed premises. All licensed premises must have an allocated personal licence holder, known as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). The DPS must authorise every sale of alcohol. In order to obtain a Personal Licence applicants must be 18 years of age or above, and will need the following:
Personal Licence application form – Obtained from local council or licensing authority.
Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders qualification certificate (The original) – www.ludlowfoodhygienecentre.co.uk
Disclosure and Barring Service (this replaces the CRB check) – Can be obtained from www.disclosurescotland.co.uk for £25 (N.B – check valid for 28 days).
Two passport-size photos – Signed by a professional (I can do this for you) to prove the identity of the applicant – (I hereby certify this as a true likeness of (applicants name) – Professionals name / Date / Job title).
Application fee – £37 (may vary).
All of the above must be submitted to the local council (where the applicant lives) in order to successfully apply for the licence to sell alcohol.
All this information is covered within the 1 day course, however it may take several weeks to process the DBS certificates /applications and may affect your income, as you cannot sell alcohol without a Premises Licence, Designated Supervisor (who must hold APLH and be contactable) and Personal Licence Holder on site. You can start the process by booking a course but you may want to submit an online application Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) before taking the course to speed up the process. I recommend you make contact with your licensing authority and local Police, as their advice is still free!
I am a Practising Environmental Health and Safety Professional. I offer Consultancy, Auditing and Training. All accredited courses are offered to individuals (1-1 Tutoring) and Businesses ‘in house’ from only £295 for up to 12 candidates or at a public venue. For further information visit www.ludlowfoodhygienecentre.co.uk Pers