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Melrose Pubcare are a well established training provider, fully accredited by the BIIAB.


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Personal Licence Training

Melrose Training Awards

The Licensing Act 2003 requires anyone authorising the retail sale of alcohol to hold a personal licence.

To qualify for a personal licence an applicant must hold an approved licensing qualification. The BIIAB’s ‘Award for Personal Licence Holders’ (a Level 2 qualification) has been specifically designed to meet this requirement.

Our Personal Licence training course leading to this award covers a wide range of licensing law information including the role and duties of personal licence holders and designated premises supervisors, application procedures,premises licences, rights of entry to licensed premises, police powers, the law relating to children, the relative strengths of alcoholic drinks, and the effects of alcohol on the body.

Why Melrose Training?

  • Melrose Training are fully accredited by the B.I.I.A.B. and rated as Grade 1 “outstanding”. We are the longest established BII trainer in the area and enjoy an extremely high first time pass rate, over 97%.
  • We have put well over two thousand candidates through their B.I.I. licensing qualification in the Bristol area alone and many others elsewhere.
  • Our training centre in Thornbury is comfortable, well equipped, with ample free parking and is conveniently located just off the M5 North of Bristol.
  • Our cost effective training package includes the official BII workbook, all course material, the examination fee, refreshments and lunch. Local Authority application forms are provided and we often assist candidates making their own personal licence applications, free of charge.
  • Our principal trainer Pete Rosser, as a leading licensing practitioner, can give practical help and advice on specific licensing problems and has first hand experience of dealing with Licensing Authorities nationwide. All candidates qualify for free access to our ‘licensing helpline’ after the course.


New – E-learning and staff training packages now also available.

Course dates – A.P.L.H. courses are run every month, without exception, usually on the first Tuesday. Additional courses are run on demand and often at clients own premises.

Cost – £125 + vat inclusive of APLH handbook, examination fee, training pack, refreshments and lunch.

To reserve your place – Call 01454 419262 or e-mail

Bespoke Training

Staff training covering retail staff responsibilities, both on and off sales can be arranged to suit. Keeping records of staff training is key to a solid ‘due diligence’ defence should an offence occur.

We have used Melrose Pubcare for our personal licence training for many years and I have received a great deal of positive feedback about the quality of the training from our employees. The assistance that Melrose Pubcare offers for obtaining the personal licence following the training really set them apart from other training providers. Their professional service offers training that is convenient and informative. Stacey Day – Retail HR, Bath Ales
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