Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (including Refresher)

This training will be for you if you are looking to meet the qualification requirements of the Licensing Act 2005, which came into effect on 1 September 2009. All personal licence holders must hold an appropriate qualification prior to applying for a personal licence with the local authority.


You already have your SCPLH Licence but it is needing renewed. A requirement for Personal Licence Holders is to achieve this qualification and submit proof to their licensing boards within five years of their licence being issued. Failure to do so will result in their licence being revoked.

We run Full Licence workshops when we have enough people to deliver it.

The Refresher can be completed by eLearning and then you book a date to come into the office in Dundee and sit the exam.

The Workshop covers

• Introduction to the Licensing (Scotland) Act
• Issues with alcohol
• Role of people within licensing
• Different sorts of licences and how to apply
• Operating plans, hours, and risk assessment
• Children and licensing
• Control of order on licensed premises
• Drugs policy and prevention
• Offences and other laws
• Irresponsible drinks promotion
• Summary of the day — key points
• Exam

Investment is £150 +VAT for the full SCPLH Certificate and £100 + VAT for the Refresher. This includes the training day and the exam and a SQA booklet to revise prior to coming along.

The training for the Full Licence will be from 930am – 430pm and will include the multiple-choice exam.

The eLearning Refresher is completed at a time to suit you and you arrange an hour to come into our office in Dundee and sit the exam. 
Your certificate will be issued by Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Please contact Laura Mason if you have any queries on or call on 01382 668760, or you can