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Welcome to a Guide to Personal Licence Courses

For those working in the Hospitality sector, a Personal Licence to sell alcohol is an important part of your career development. When you start off as a waiter or barman, you don’t really need a Personal Licence, but as you progress to supervisor, manager and onwards, you’ll soon understand its importance.

This site exists to give you a full and thorough introduction to the Personal Licence to sell alcohol. You will learn all about different kinds of licences, the process of application, the examination, legislation and more. We aim to teach you everything you need to know about alcohol licensing, so you can decide whether the Personal Licence is right for you.

Determining Your Licence Application

When your application is made properly, there should be nothing standing in the way of it passing through. Nonetheless, there are occasions where a responsible authority might raise objections to the granting of your licence. This is unlikely, but in the event that any objections are raised, it is still the responsibility of the local authority to decide whether to pay attention to them or not.

Any person can raise objections or comments to the application, but they must be relevant to the licensing objectives. If the objections are found to be irrelevant to the licensing objectives, vexatious or frivolous, then you’re good to go. If, on the other hand, the local authority considers any of the objections to be relevant, a hearing must take place.

At such a hearing, the following may transpire:

The licensing authority may grant your application, subject to some alterations to the conditions or operating schedule in a way that is appropriate to the circumstances.

  • Reject the application
  • Refuse to specify a person as a Designated Premises Supervisor
  • Or, in the case of certain types of application, reject one or more proposed licensable activities

If you disagree with the decision made in such a hearing, you have the right to appeal at the Magistrate’s Court.