Cambridge City Council is accredited with the British Innkeeping Institute Awarding Body (BIIAB) to award the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH), the market-leading qualification for obtaining a Personal Licence for the retail sale of alcohol.
This one day course will cover everything you need to know to pass the qualifcation's exam and apply for your Personal Licence. Our licensing courses are taught by enforcement officers who are reponsible for the inspection of licensed premises and have achieved the Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching as well as the Institute of Licensing's Professional Licensing Practitioners' Qualficiation.
The course is aimed at supervisors and managers who will be required to authorise the sale of alcohol to other staff members. It is also suitable for existing Personal Licence holders wishing to refresh their knowledge and receive updates on changes to licensing law.
The examination takes place at the end of the training and comprises of 40 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer at least 28 of 40 questions correct in order to pass.
The course fee includes the following:
- Training course provided by experienced and qualified Licensing Officers
- Registration/examination fees
- Course workbook/handbook
- Cold buffet lunch
- Fast-track Personal Licence applications upon request* (for applicants applying to Cambridge City Council - please ask for further details)
*conditional on the applicant providing all the correct documentation the Council will aim to process the Personal Licence application within 5 working days, subject to staff availability
Candidates are allowed one free re-sit of the examination. Further re-sits will be charged at £21.85.
When making a booking please ensure you enter all your details correctly as the course handbook will be sent to the address given. A charge may be made for the provision of additional handbooks.
Are there any entry requirements?
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements we recommend that individuals wishing to enrol on this course first complete the BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing, which Cambridge City Council also offers, or be trained to a similar level.
In addition, all learners will need to have a good understanding of English and maths. If English is not your first language then please contact us to discuss what support we may be able to offer.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes. You will need to bring one of the following to the training course in order to sit the examination:
- Signed valid passport (any nationality)
- Signed UK paper driving licence
- Signed UK photo card driving licence
- Valid EU photo identity card
- Valid UK firearms licence with photograph
- Security Licence issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA)
- ID/Warrant/Prison Service card issued by HM Forces, Police, Prison Service (must be current and valid)
- Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) Card (MUST have PASS hologram on card)
We will be asking for proof of ID at the beginning of the training course and before the examination.
If you are unable to bring any of the above then please contact the Council and we will advise you of other items you can bring.
You will also need to complete and bring the Registration Form provided in the confirmation letter.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Due to the temporary closing of our offices on Regent Street courses will until further notice take place at the Conference Room at Mill Road Depot, unless otherwise stated in the confirmation letter.
Regrettably we are unable to provide parking on site at the Mill Road Depot. The nearest car park is:
- Queen Anne, Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1ND
Alternatively we have several Park & Ride sites around Cambridge:
- Babraham Road CB22 3AB
- Madingley Road CB3 0EX
- Milton CB24 6DQ
- Newmarket Road CB5 8AA
- Trumpington Road CB2 9FT
There are frequent bus services from all sites during the day; please see: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20149/park_and_ride for further information.
Please note all Park & Ride sites now charge £1 parking for the day.
Ample cycle parking will be available on site.
Citi 1, 3, 7 and 8 all run from Cambridge Rail Station to Cambridge city centre.
Cit 2 runs from Addenbrookes Hospital to the city centre via Mill Road.
For further information please visit the County Council website at: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20017/buses.
Cambridge railway station is about a 10 minute walk from the Mill Road Depot.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. A person who is unable to attend may find someone else to substitute for them, but please be aware that no refund will be made to the original applicant.
What happens after I make an order?
One of the licensing officers will send you a confirmation letter together with instructions for the day and a map to the training venue. A handbook will also be provided to you prior to the course, which we encourage you to study. We aim to send this letter out within 7 working days of receiving your order.
Please let us know if you do not recieve the confirmation letter or handbook.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds will be given for cancellations made by the student within 14 days of the start of the course unless exceptional circumstances are presented.
A full refund of the course booking fee will be given if the cancellation is made by Cambridge City Council.
Are group discounts or corporate bookings available?
Yes, please contact us using the details below to discuss group bookings further.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By phone: (01223) 457890.