Personal Licence Ipswich


Alcohol licence courses in Ipswich

A personal licence is required to sell alcohol. If you live in Ipswich, Suffolk you can obtain your personal licence qualification by attending our one day OFQUAL licensing law courses at the Novotel in Ipswich or at nearby venues in Basildon, Waltham Abbey or Ipswich. The licensing qualification you require is known as the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) Level 2. This licensing qualification is approved by all Suffolk Council’s including Colchester, Ipswich, Badergh, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk Coastal, Tendring, St Edmundsbury and all Council Licensing Authorities in England & Wales.





About our licensing law courses

Personal Licence Training (UK) Ltd only use quality training venues and registered BII qualified trainers to ensure your licensing law course is second to none. Every one of our training venues have been carefully selected for their comfortable and professional surroundings, we also like to make sure they are easily accessible to our candidates from all major road and rail links.

This course is also convenient for candidates living in Bishop’s Stortford, Braintree, Colchester, Clacton on Sea, Diss, Harwich, Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Lowesoft, Thetford, and Sudbury. The training venue for Ipswich and Suffolk is situated at The Novotel Ipswich, Grey Friars Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP1 1UP

Nearby Courses to Ipswich

We currently offer several one day courses in and around Ipswich and Suffolk area, the closest are as follows. Click below for APLH course dates.



APLH course and exam cost

The cost of our one day licensing law course including your examination fee and course handbook is just £150.00 + VAT. Please note lunch is not included.

Obtaining your licence

After you have attended your personal licence training course and successfully passed your BIIAB examination you will then be ready to apply to your local Councils Licensing Authority for your personal licence to sell alcohol.

There are several Licensing Authorities in the Chelmsford and Essex area, you must apply to the authority where you currently live for your alcohol licence. Local to Chelmsford are as follows;

Personal Licence Chelmsford

An application for a personal licence can be obtained from one of the above Councils. The standard application fee is £37.00 however local Councils have the right to change this fee, so this could vary.

Once you have passed your exam you will also need to apply for a basic Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. This can be obtained from The cost of a DBS is approximately £25.00. Please be aware that a basic DBS is only valid for 28 days. Once you have received your DBS certificate to prove you have no relevant criminal offences under schedule 4 of the Licensing Act 2003 you will need to send this with your application, original BIIAB certificate,  two passport sized (endorsed) photographs and the appropriate fee to the Licensing Authority where you reside.

Licence application service

Every year we process thousands of personal licence applications through local Council Licensing Departments.

If you would like us to take the hassle out of applying for your personal licence we offer an all inclusive full licence package for just £295.00 including your training course, learning material, all fees and disbursements.

Once granted a personal licence is valid indefinitely and can be used anywhere in England & Wales. A personal licence will allow the holder to sell and authorise sales of alcohol, it will also allow the holder to be named on a premises licence as the acting Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) This is the the individual who has overall responsibility for a licensed premises such as a pub, off licence, restaurant, hotel, night club or any premises engaged in the retail sale of alcohol.


Once you have selected a venue and found a suitable date you will given the option to choose the full licence service or certificate only. If you would like any more information or help and guidance on a personal or premises licence application please call us on 01242 222188

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