NCPLH – National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

It is now the law in England and Wales that anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public must hold a personal licence.

Those who wish to obtain a personal licence need to apply to their local authority.

Applicants will be asked for a number of things to support their application; these will include proof that they hold a licensing qualification such as the NCPLH.

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Who should take this qualification?

Anyone who wishes to work in a licensed premises or any venue or site where alcohol is sold, for drinking on or off the premises - in a position where they will authorise the sale of alcohol to the public.

What does the qualification cover?

The BIIAB NCPLH covers the syllabus set by government to enable candidates to understand the law in relation to:

What does the assessment involve?

Assessment for the qualification is a two–part, 40 question multiple–choice examination, with 40 minutes allowed for completion.

Section One contains 5 questions, all of which must be answered correctly for a candidate to pass and in Section Two, 24 out of the 35 questions must be answered correctly. There is only one examination.

Course arrangements

The course is one day. Course registration normally starts at 09:45 with the examination starting at 17:30.

The cost

The cost of the course, fully inclusive of tuition, examination fees, certificate, course materials, handbook and refreshments (including lunch) is 150 + vat. There are no hidden extras!

Exclusive courses

We are more than happy to deliver an exclusive course at a premise of your choosing – this can be for any number of candidates with a minimum of four, please call us for a quotation.

For more information or to discuss any aspect of the National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders course, please call: 020 8543 6670



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