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About this Course
This course is designed for anyone who wants to attain a personal alcohol licence to be able to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol in Scotland. It covers all the required knowledge that learners need for their regulated qualification, including legislative requirements.
The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 states that anyone who wants to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol needs to have a personal licence issued by their local council. Premises that remain open after 01:00 AM need to have a personal licence present at all times. To be eligible to apply for the personal licence, a SCPLH qualification at SCQF Level 6 is required. This course covers the knowledge part of this qualification. Upon successful completion, learners will receive a certificate and will then be able to go on to achieve the SCPLH qualification at SCQF Level 6.
Scottish law requires a personal licence holder to do a refresher training within five years of having received the licence, or else their licence gets revoked. The refresher is a ½ day course with an exam at the end. The course needs to be completed before the 5 year deadline comes to an end, and the evidence of the training must be sent to the relevant licensing authority at least 3 months before the end of the 5 year period. This course can fulfil the knowledge requirements of the refresher course.
Licencing councils send out a notification to all personal licence holders 3 months prior to the 5 year deadline, but if you do not receive the reminder, you are not excused from the refresher course requirement. Therefore, it is important that you update the licencing board about any address change within one month of moving. If you want to find out when your personal licence is going to expire, visit www.scplh.info and use their online calculator to calculate the expiration date.
Did you know: There must be at least one personal licence holder in all the premises with a premises licence where one of their activities include the sale and supply of alcohol.
After successfully completing the course you will receive an e-certificate that you can download onto your device.