The Personal Licence Course provides the learner with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the framework of law and regulation, laid out in the Licensing Act (2003), that underpins the responsibilities of the personal licence holder.
The NCPLH and SCPLH courses, which cover England & Wales and Scotland respectively, include the roles, responsibilities and functions of licensing authorities within the framework of the licensing objectives.
The course also covers the application process for a personal licence, as well as the difference between this and the premises licence.
The learner has to understand the role and legal responsibilities of the PLH (personal licence holder) as denoted by law, and the penalties relating to any perceived failure to comply with the regulations put in place by the proper authorities.
A PLH must be fully trained in the content and purpose of operating schedules, and the role and duties of the designated premises supervisor.
They must also have full comprehension of what constitutes unauthorised and temporary licensable activities.
Any NCPLH or SCPLH training course will also cover police powers with regard to the potential suspension and closure of licensed premises, and the specific prohibitions for the sale of alcohol.
The strengths of alcoholic drinks, and the effects of alcohol on the human body are also vital training points, as is the protection of children from harm from the effects of alcohol abuse.