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Alcohol and entertainment licences

How do I get a personal licence?

To apply you must:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Have successfully completed an accredited level 2 award for Personal Licence Holders
  • Received a certificate to show you have completed a Basic Disclosure (criminal record check) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - this must be dated within 30 days of your Personal Licence Application

You must complete the application for a personal licence (PDF) [426KB] (opens new window) and send it to us, together with:

The fee for a personal licence is £37.

The licensing qualification can be obtained by contacting one of the  course providers (PDF) [38KB] (opens new window) .

Applicants must demonstrate that they have a right to work in the UK and are not subject to a condition preventing them from doing work relating to carrying on a licensing activity. They do this by providing with the application, copies of the required documents listed with the application form. Please see the guidance (PDF) [172KB] (opens new window)  for further information on the right to work check and the personal licence process.

Last modified on 02 March 2022

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