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APLH Personal Licence Holders Course – FAQs

All you need to know about the APLH personal licence course

The APLH personal licence course FAQs section contains all of the questions we have been asked over the years concerning the APLH personal licence qualification but if by any chance your question is not here then please contact us and we will be happy to help. In fact it will help us as we can add your question and answer to our list.

We also have other FAQ pages on the site to answer your questions regarding Premises Licence Applications and Personal Licence Applications

What is an APLH?

An APLH is the abreviation for the  Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders. This is the accredited qualification required by the 2003 Licensing Act as part of the application process  to attain a personal licence to supervise the retail sale of alcohol.

What is an Accredited Qualification?

The Licensing Act 2003  states that you must hold a relevant licensing qualification – for example, the BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders or a similar accredited qualification before you can make an application for a personal licence.

How do I go about obtaining the APLH personal licence qualification?

APLH Personal licence qualification providers are accredited by the Home Secretary. Here at Innpacked we use both the BIIAB (British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body) and HABC (Highfields Awarding Body for Compliance) to supply our APLH qualifications.

Where can I sit my APLH exam?

At any of our APLH exam training venues located around the UK or you can have your own course at your venue with no minimum numbers by booking a one 2 one training package.

Can you come to my premises to deliver APLH the course?


Just give us a call to receive a quote for more than 3 delegates or have a look at our 1 2 1 courses for individuals.

What does the APLH exam entail?

There is a 40 question exam, all multiple choice. To pass, you must answer 28 out of 40 questions correctly.

What is the pass rate on your APLH courses?

At present, we have a pass rate in excess of 99% on our personal licence APLH courses.

What happens if I fail my APLH exam?

In the very unlikely event of you failing, then a re-sit of the course or exam only can be booked at a fraction of the price.

How soon will I receive any study material after I have booked my place on the APLH course?

You will receive your course joining instructions along with your pre-study course materials within 24 hours of your booking.

How long does the APLH course take?

The course normally starts at 10am and is finished by 4pm but we also have the express course option.

What type of questions are in the APLH exams?

Mock APLH exam questions can be found on our mock APLH exam page.

Do I need any experience to attend a APLH or SCPLH course?

No, all you need is a willingness to learn.

How much does the APLH course cost?

The cost of the course and the exam starts form only £129 plus VAT.

How old do you need to be to take your Personal Licence Holders exam?

You can sit the examination before you are 18, but to hold a Personal Licence you must be at least 18 years of age.

Are there any hidden costs?

NO. The cost includes your course tuition, examination fee, APLH certificate, lunch, refreshments and six months starter membership to the BII.

When I receive my APLH certificate does that mean that I am a personal licence holder?

No you must apply to your local licensing authority for a personal licence.

Can Innpacked take care of the Personal Licence Application process for me?

Yes. Innpacked can take care of your personal licence application process for you.

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