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Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher) at SCQF level 6 (SCPLHR) (0.5 days)



Booking Information


Duration: 0.5 days


Time: 17:30 - 21:30


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



Section 87 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires that Personal Licence Holders must complete additional mandatory training 5 years after their Personal Licence was issued. Achieving the qualification and presenting the certificate to a Licensing Board in Scotland within the prescribed period, is the only method by which the Personal Licence Holder can meet their statutory obligations and continue to be a Personal Licence Holder.
    Please note Delegates must be in possession of the handbook allowing pre course study at least 2 working days before attending a course
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Who is the course for?


The Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher) is a qualification aimed at anyone holding a personal licence who is eligible for refresher training. A copy of the certificate they obtain as a result must be submitted to the Licensing Board who issued their licence within 3 months of the anniversary of issue. Failure to do so in time will result in the licence being revoked which effectively prevents a new licence from being obtained for at least 5 years.


What does the course cover?


The SCPLHR covers the specification set by the Scottish Government to enable learners to understand the law in relation to
  • 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 and 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?


A multiple choice exam. Learners must answer at least 28 out of 40 questions correctly. The Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher) contains the same content as the full Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders qualification. Some areas not taught in the classroom course but that appear in the book only will be assessed in the examination.


Teaching Method


Pre course study from the course handbook, issued at least 2 days before the course, followed by a short trainer led course


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