The Park Hotel
Start Time: 9.30 am
Finish Time: approx 4.30 pm
National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Course & Examination
This qualification is one of the accredited qualifications required during the application process for a Personal Licence to authorise the sale of alcohol.
Price includes an NCPLH Handbook, Course, Examination and Certificate.
Once you have purchased your course, your joining instructions and some initial pre-reading material can be downloaded your invoice can be printed. Your handbook will be sent to you in the post.
The product may be purchased by Debit or Credit card, or by sending a cheque.
We can also come to your venue to deliver a course. Minimum candidates 3-6 depending on location.
Getting Around Barnstaple
Barnstaple railway station is near the end of the Long Bridge but on the opposite bank of the River Taw to the town centre. The town used to have several other stations but these have all closed since the publication of the Reshaping of British Railways report in the 1960s.
A map of Barnstaple from 1937
The surviving station was opened on 1 August 1854 by the North Devon Railway (later the London and South Western Railway), although a service had operated from Fremington since 1848 for goods traffic only. The station became "Barnstaple Junction" on 20 July 1874 when the railway opened the branch line through to Ilfracombe, reverting to just plain "Barnstaple" again when this was closed on 5 October 1970. It is now a terminus and much reduced in size as part of the site is now used for the Barnstaple Western Bypass.
The Ilfracombe branch line brought the railway across the river into the town centre. Barnstaple Quay was situated close by the Castle Mound. It was closed in 1898 and replaced by a nearby Barnstaple Town station at North Walk which was also the terminus of the narrow gauge Lynton and Barnstaple Railway until this closed in 1935. The narrow gauge line's main depot and operating centre was at nearby Pilton. The station building still exists, and can be viewed on-line from a webcam mounted on Barnstaple Civic Centre.
A separate "Barnstaple" station, renamed Barnstaple (Victoria Road) in 1949, was opened to the east of the town in 1873 as the terminus of the Devon and Somerset Railway, eventually a part of the Great Western Railway. A junction was later provided to allow trains access to Barnstaple Junction and these ran through to Ilfracombe. It was closed in 1970.
Buses & Coaches
The Barnstaple bus network is privatised and run by many bus operators including FirstGroup and the Stagecoach Bus Group. The main bus station is located on the junction with Summerland Street and Silver Street. National Express also run services from here.
Barnstaple's nearest motorway is Junction 27 of the M5. 35 miles (56.3 km) away along the A361.
The nearest airport is Exeter