The personal licence holder award and certificate for personal licence holders will give you the qualification which enables you to go on and apply for your Personal Licence Application.


Who is this for?

Anyone who works in a role which requires them to authorise the sale of alcohol to the public (as per the legal requirements) such as designated premises supervisors, managers, assistant managers, supervisors and staff seeking promotion to one of these positions.

Why should I take part?

This Day Course will provide you with a clear understanding of the framework of law and regulation that underpins the responsibilities of the personal licence holder.

The ALPH trainer on the Manchester course will support and advise on how to gain your personal licence once the qualification has been completed.

How will it help me?

During the event, you will…

  • Learn about licensing authorities, personal and premises licences, and operating schedules
  • Increase your knowledge on permitted temporary activities, unauthorised licensable activities, and police powers and rights of entry
  • Learn about the legal and social responsibilities of the personal licence holder, illegal drugs, the effects of alcohol and disorderly conduct

Following the event, you will…

  • Have gained a qualification which will allow you to apply for your Personal Licence Application

Provisional Itinerary:

0900: Delegates to arrive at TUCO HQ by this time for registration
0930: Start of course
1100: Break - Tea and Coffee
1130: Course Continues
1230: Lunch - Provided by TUCO
1330: Course Continues
1445: Break
1500: Course Continues
1600: End of Course

Please note, this is subject to change. Final itineraries will be uploaded to your Dashboard approx. 1 week prior to event commencement.

About the Trainer

Paul Douglas is a former police officer specialising in licensing issues, especially enforcement.  He has been a freelance trainer and licensing consultant since 2011 and trains the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH), Award for Designated Premises Supervisors, Award in Drugs Awareness and other licensing related courses for CPL Training.  Paul is also the Training Officer for the North West Region of the Institute of Licensing (IOL).

Travel and Accommodation

TUCO HQ is located at National House 3rd Floor, 36 St Ann Street, Manchester, M2 7LE. It is a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station and Victoria Train Station.

TUCO Ltd have a corporate contract with Motel One Hotel. The cost per room (single occupancy) is £69.00 INC VAT and has a 100% cancellation fee up to 6pm on the day of the reservation. To benefit from this contract please quote TUCO at the time of booking.


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National House
3rd Floor
36 St Ann Street
M2 7LE


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