Online Scottish Personal Licence Course & Exam


This Scottish online Personal Licence Course (SCPLH) covers all the information you’ll need and includes the officially recognised exam (with instant results) – for you to sit at home, or in your workplace.

  • Train at your convenience, in the comfort of your home or workplace via our SCPLH e-learning course.
  • Scheduled exam via remote invigilation – conduct the examination at home, under exam conditions set by Ofqual.
  • Recognised certified certificate – so you can apply for your personal licence.
  • Accredited and endorsed by leading awarding bodies within the hospitality industry.

All orders are processed during working hours. You will then be sent a welcome email with full instructions about accessing your course, or how to set up your team.


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

This APLH course is accredited and awarded by the BIIAB.

The aim of the course is to introduce you to:

  • Licensing Boards and Licensing Standards Officers
  • Personal licences, premises and occasional licences
  • The Licensing Objectives and the licensing regulations
  • The operating schedule and risk assessments
  • Recognise the social responsibility of illegal drugs, alcohol, and disorderly conduct awareness
  • The responsible retail sale of alcohol
  • The personal licence holder and the penalties for non compliance
  • Unauthorised licensable activities
  • Rights of entry to licensed premises
  • Alcohol and the effects of alcohol on the human body.

Ideal for anyone who wishes to obtain a personal licence for the sale of alcohol in England or Wales. The home-learning course is available to use on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs and laptops. All you need is an internet connection.  Once the course is completed, you will then complete your exam via a web portal which will be recorded via a web camera. Learners will be provided with all necessary information about how to complete the e-assessment. Once you have successfully passed the exam you will receive your level 2 qualification which can be used to apply for your personal licence.


To complete the e-assessment delegates will be required to log into the digital invigilation platform using their 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.

As part of our flexible training and support for hospitality and leisure professionals, Inn-Dispensable offers a range of additional services and online courses.

Course Content:

  • 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
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