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GQAL Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders


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Course Details

Under the new Licensing Act 2003, anyone authorising the retail sale of alcohol will have to hold a Personal Licence.
To obtain a new Personal Licence, applicants must hold a licensing qualification that is both:

  • Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) accredited, and
  • Government approved (accredited by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, DCMS).

The GQAL Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders is both QCA and DCMS approved and has been written and designed to a specification, as laid down by the regulatory authorities. It meets all the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

The GQAL Level 2 NCPLH is awarded by the Graded Qualifications Alliance.

The Qualification covers:-

1)        Personal Licence
2)        Duties Of A Personal Licence Holder
3)        Licensing Authorities
4)        Alcohol
5)        Unauthorised Licensable Activities
6)        Police Powers
7)        Premises Licences
8)        Operating Schedules
9)        Permitted Temporary Activities
10)      Disorderly Conduct On Licensed Premises
11)      Protection Of Children
12)      Rights Of Entry
13)      Prohibitions
14)      Related Laws

Q.       Who should take the GQAL Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders?


The GQAL Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders is a nationally recognised qualification for anyone wishing apply for a Personal Licence to authorise the retail sale of alcohol in licensed premises. The GQAL NCPLH offers candidates a ready reference handbook and competitive costs.



  • Supermarkets
  • Off-Licences
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Casinos
  • Leisure Parks
  • Nightclubs
  • Entertainment Establishments
  • Sports and Social Clubs
  • Convenience Stores
  • Florists (alcohol provided with flowers)
  • Petrol Stations (selling alcohol)
Q.       How is the GQAL Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders assessed?


By multiple choice examination paper.
Under normal circumstances same day results and a free same day re-sit are available. The examination has one overall pass mark - Candidates must answer 35/50 questions (70%) correctly.


For more information on this qualification, visit the Graded Qualifications Website at or Developing Hospitality Ltd Website

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