BTEC Specialist qualifications Personal Licence Holders (L2)

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The qualification covers the legal and social responsibilities of a personal licence holder and is aimed at individuals working in, or preparing to work in, any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol. Anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail on licensed premises must hold a personal licence.

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Personal Licence Holders L2 pre-publication draft specification
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Qualification type:
BTEC Specialist qualification
Qualification title:
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Accreditation status:
In development
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Qualification number (QN):
UK and international
First teaching:
Review date:
  • 30 November 2022 ? This is the date by which we must have decided to extend, withdraw or replace a qualification.
Last registration:
  • 31 March 2023
Final certification:
  • 31 March 2024

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This unit has been specifically designed to enable learners to understand the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003, which states that anyone authorising the retail sale of alcohol has to hold a personal licence. One of the requirements of qualifying to apply for a personal licence is that the applicant must hold a relevant accredited qualification.

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If you want to apply for a personal licence for the retail sale of alcohol, you’ll need to hold a relevant accredited qualification such as this one.

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