What is the Scottish Personal Licence training course about?
The Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) is a nationally recognised training qualification and candidates must have this before they can apply for their personal licence. This is a Level 5 qualification that will help you advance in your career prospects inside the licensed trade division in Scotland.
Please Note - Scottish law dictates that personal licence holders must undertake refresher training within five years of getting their licence, or they will have their licence revoked.
If you are based in Wales or England you will need to apply for the Personal Licence (APLH)
What does the course include?
This one-day course will provide you with all the relevant training and accreditation required to legally sell and authorise the sale of alcohol at any licensed premises in Scotland for those looking to pursue a career in hospitality and the bar industry.
This one-day 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.
The Personal license SCPLH course runs over 1-day and is divided into the following units:
Rationale for the development of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
Overview of the licensing function
Key roles - the roles, responsibilities and functions of Licensing Boards and Licensing Standards Officers
Licences and operating conditions
Protection of children from harm
The content and purpose of an operating schedule and risk assessment
Roles and responsibilities of the personal licence holder and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law
Unauthorised licensable activities
Alcohol and Illegal drugs
Drunkenness and disorderly behaviour
Rights of entry to licensed premises
The strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body.
This course also includes a multiple-choice question examination consiting of 40 questions.
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Personal Licence Application process
You must apply to the licensing authority of the district or borough in which you live, not where you work. You can find your local authority by entering your postcode here.
The requirements for a successful Personal Licence application are as follows:
Correctly filled personal licence application
Two passport photos - one of these must be endorsed
Original Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders certificate
Right of work in the UK
Disclosure of criminal convictions and declaration
You may post the completed application to the Licencing Team at the local authority. Some local councils also accept walk-in applications.
Most personal licence applications take a maximum of 20 working days to be processed.