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Licensing Act 2003 - Personal frequently asked questions

What is the application process?

  • Your application will take between 1 - 2 weeks to process.
  • You must notify the authority in relation to any name or address changes (there is a £10.50 administration charge for this).
  • The criminal conviction certificate must be sent to the licensing authority within 28 days of the certificate date.

Should you have any unspent convictions that are relevant to the four licensing objectives, then your application will be forwarded to the Police Licensing Officer for them to decide if they want to object to your application. If they wish to object the a hearing will take place before the Licensing Committee who will then make the decision as to whether or not the Licence will be granted.
 

How do I renew my personal licence?

The deregulation Act 2015 came into effect on 1 April 2015, and abolished the requirement to renew personal licences. Instead personal licences will carry on indefinitely until such time as they are either surrendered or revoked.

You can still use your existing personal licence, even though it appears to have expired.

Your personal licence and identity badge can be updated to amend the expiry date by submitting a written request and paying the £10.50 statutory fee. You are welcome to submit a new photograph at this time.
 

Accredited personal licence qualification providers

The Home Secretary has accredited the following personal licence qualifications under the Licensing Act 2003, commencing on 1 April 2011.
 

BIIAB

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
British Institute of Innkeeping website
Telephone: 01276 684 449
Email: qualifications@bii.org

CIEH

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health website
Telephone: 0207 827 5800
Email: customerservices@cieh.org

HABC

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance website
Telephone: 0845 226 0350
Email: info@highfieldabc.com

IQ

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Industry Qualifications website
Telephone: 01952 457 452
Email: info@industryqualifications.org.uk

LASER

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Laser Learning Awards website
Telephone: 01932 569894
Email: enquiries@laser-awards.org.uk

NCFE

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Northern Council for Further Education website
Telephone: 0191 239 8000
Email: info@ncfe.org.uk

Pearson Education Ltd

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Pearson Education website
Telephone: 0844 576 0045
Email: wblcustomerservices@pearson.com

QNUK

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
QNUK website
Telephone: 020 8366 5049
Email: CentreSupport@Qualifications-Network.co.uk

SQA

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Scottish Qualifications Authority website
Telephone: 0845 279 1000
Email: customer@sqa.org.uk

Training Qualifications UK

Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Training Qualifications UK website
Telephone: 03333 583344
Email: account.managers@tquk.org

 


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