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Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

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You can still gain your personal licence with ABV.

In light of the on-going situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone our face-to-face courses. However, you can still complete your training and gain your qualification with a fully online experience. Choose your course from the selection below, and we will do the rest.

Online Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

We’ve helped thousands of people gain their personal licence qualification online with our BIIAB accredited e-learning course and remote examination.

Find out everything you need to know about gaining your SCPLH qualification with us.

Course Overview

The Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders is the qualification required by law for the grant of a Personal Licence in Scotland.

A Personal Licence enables the holder to make or authorise other staff members to make retail sales of alcohol from premises that hold a Premises Licence.

How to complete the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) qualification

Step 1: Book onto our online e-learning course and receive the SCPLH e-learning course to complete.

Step 2: After completing the e-learning course, you will then complete your exam via a web portal which will be recorded via a web camera. All information for how you can take your e-assessment will be provided.

Important Information

Achieving the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders qualification is the first step in gaining your Personal Licence. You will then need to apply to your local licensing board for your licence. We can take the hassle away and apply for your licence on your behalf. Simply add our Personal Licence Application service to your basket when checking out.

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Course Content

The training course will provide each learner with a clear understanding of the framework of law and regulation that underpins the responsibilities of the Personal Licence holder. This will include:

  • The policy context
  • Overview of the licensing function and the Licensing Objectives
  • Key roles
  • Licences and operating conditions
  • Protection of children from harm
  • Training
  • Associated law
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Social responsibility


For the e-assessment delegates will be required to log into the digital invigilation platform using their unique credentials. The learner will be required to comply with exam conditions using their smartphone and webcam. Setup takes just 5 minutes and support is available in getting set up.

What you’ll need

  • Isolated area where you won’t be interrupted
  • Computer
  • Webcam
  • Smartphone
  • Identification

Other Course Options

Abv Training are known for their first-rate service in helping you gain your personal licence in Scotland. As well as our popular online qualification, we can still help you with face-to-face training.

Abv training offer scheduled SCPLH face-to-face courses in multiple locations across Scotland. Learners will complete a full day’s training, which usually runs from 9am – 5pm, with an hour break. The multiple-choice exam is taken on the day while the knowledge is still fresh in the learner’s mind.

We can also help you with our In Company Courses. If you have multiple learners, we can provide a personalised quote to come to your premises and train your team.

For more information about locations, dates or for a personalised quote for training multiple learners, complete our contact form and a member of the team will be in touch.

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