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Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders at SCQF Level 6 (SCPLH) (1 day)



Booking Information


Duration: 1 day


Time: 09:00 - 17:00


There are no scheduled dates for this course, please contact us on 01785 813700 to arrange a booking for your business.



The SCPLH has been developed in a way that means it meets the training specification of the Scottish Government and can be finished in one day. Training is supported by a SCPLH Handbook which is written in an easy-to-follow format covering all the information needed for the exam. It is a QA requirement that each delegate has the opportunity to read through the course handbook before the course. If it is less than 4 days before the course you wish to attend PLEASE call to book


Who is the course for?


The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 states that anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public must hold a personal licence. If you wish to obtain a personal licence you need to apply to your local licensing board with proof that you hold a licensing qualification


What does the course cover?


  • the roles, responsibilities and functions of Licensing Boards and Licensing Standards Officers
  • the application process for a personal licence
  • the application process for premises and occasional licences, mandatory & discretionary conditions
  • protection of children from harm
  • the content and purpose of an operating schedule and risk assessment
  • drunkenness and disorderly behaviour
  • licensed hours
  • control of order
  • the responsible retail sale of alcohol
  • roles and responsibilities of the personal licence holder and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law
  • unauthorised licensable activities
  • rights of entry to licensed premises
  • the strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body.


How is the qualification assessed?


The one day course is assessed by a 40 question, multiple choice exam.


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