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We offer a suite of training courses for professionals in the licensed trade.

Mincoffs Training are fully accredited to deliver Personal Licence Holder (APLH) training in Newcastle, Sunderland, Chester-le-Street, Durham and Middlesbrough and various other locations across the North East of England.

The Personal Licence Holders (APLH) training course covers all topics required to achieve the necessary qualification to apply for a personal licence and is aimed at those working within the retail sale of alcohol.

This one day course is a legal requirement for anyone wishing to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol by retail.  An application for a personal licence requires the applicant to gain the Award for Personal Licence Holders qualification in England and Wales.

Topics covered include:

  • The Licensing Act 2003
  • Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates
  • Licensing Objectives
  • Powers of Enforcement and Offences
  • Temporary Events Notices
  • Responsibility in Alcohol Retailing

Courses can be delivered at Mincoffs Training centre in Newcastle upon Tyne or at one of our North East satellite centres in Durham, Chester-le-Street, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. Subject to numbers, we can also deliver training at your premises.  Please enquire for further details.

Dates for our upcoming courses are:

  • Thursday 25th July
  • Thursday 5th September
  • Thursday 17th October
  • Thursday 14th November
  • Thursday 12th December

Please note all of the above courses will be held at Mincoffs Solicitors’ office.

The cost of the HABC Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) full day training course is £140 + VAT, including course materials and an exam. We can provide a light lunch and refreshments.  A free resit of the exam is available if required.

For an additional £150 plus VAT, we can also apply for your personal licence. Please note, this fee does not include the application fee (£37) or a criminal record check. If you notify us in advance of the training, we can complete the forms when you attend your training course.

Fill in the booking form at the bottom of the page to register your interest or, alternatively, email the team on

Book a place

To book a place on any of our training courses, please call 0191 281 6151 or complete the form below and we promise to get back to you as soon as possible.