Call Johnny Walker on 07970 134 730 for details of the next Personal Licence training course in Ross on Wye, Hereford, Gloucester, Witney, Cheltenham and Redditch.
All sales of alcohol must be made by, or under the authority of, a Personal Licence Holder. This means that any individual may sell alcohol in Ross on Wye (or anywhere else in England and Wales) provided that the sale has been authorised by a Personal Licence holder.
You can have as many Personal Licence holders at a premises as you wish, providing there is only one Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS).
You can also choose to become a Personal Licence holder if you wish to apply for more than five Temporary Event Notices a year, but otherwise would not require one.
All premises in Ross on Wye operating under a Premises Licence to sell or supply alcohol must appoint a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) for the premises. There can only be one DPS per premises. You can become the DPS of more than one premises, provided that you can demonstrate that you are in day-to-day control of both.
The DPS will be held as the person in overall charge of the premises. You should therefore choose this person with care.
Applicants must nominate the DPS on their application form for a premises licence in Ross on Wye. This person does not have to be on the premises at all times, however they must take responsibility for what happens there.
This means the DPS should ensure any staff they appoint are appropriately trained in the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003 and of any specific conditions attached to the Premises Licence.
A person cannot become a DPS unless they are also a Personal Licence holder. As of 6 April 2017, any person applying for a Personal Licence must provide proof that they are eligible to reside and work in the UK.
Personal Licences previously were valid for 10 years. However, since the Deregulation Act 2015 came into effect, from 1st April 2015 Personal Licences are valid indefinitely. There is now no reason for the Personal Licence to be renewed.
Before you consider applying for a personal licence, you will be required to undertake the relevant qualification. I deliver the Highfield one-day Personal Licence holder’s course in Ross on Wye, Hereford, Gloucester, Witney, Oxford, Cheltenham, Monmouth, Ledbury and a host of other towns in England and Wales. Just call for details. I’ll explain what you need to do to obtain your Personal Licence
When applying for a personal licence, you need to submit the following documents to your local licensing authority:
- A completed application form
- A completed criminal conviction declaration form
- Two photographs of yourself, one of which is endorsed by a solicitor, a person of standing in the community or any individual with professional qualification
- The accredited licensing qualification you hold. This is the certificate you obtain by passing the exam at the end of my course
- A basic Disclosure and Barring Service certificate or the results of a subject access search of the police national computer by the National Intelligence Service
- Proof of your entitlement to work in the UK
- The relevant fee – currently £37.00. You can usually pay on-line to your local licensing authority or by ‘phone.
If you are serious about gaining a Personal Licence, give me, Johnny Walker, a call on 07970 134 730 and I’ll explain in detail all the stuff you need to know and do.
Oh, just a quick bit about the end of course exam, It’s not rocket science. I have a proud 99% pass rate. I do this for a living, I will prepare you throughout the day to tackle the exam without worry.