Personal Licence Courses for the Hospitality Industry

Scottish Personal Licence Holders Course (SCPLH) – SCQF Level 6

This course is for anyone in Scotland who wishes to sell alcohol (for drinking on or off the premises) to the public.

  • One-day course
  • 6 hours tuition, plus a 60 minute exam – consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions (pass mark 28)
  • Includes the official workbook, written to accompany this course

Course Fee: £180.00 (inc. VAT)

Please place bookings at least 3 days before the course – to enable the course handbook to be sent out in good time*
* A mandatory two days is required to enable pre-course study time for candidates.

What does this course cover?

The Scottish Personal Licence Course (SCPLH) covers the syllabus set by the Scottish Government to enable candidates 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 & 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.
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