Scottish Licensing Courses

The Institute has been working with the Scottish Government, People 1st, the SQA and other awarding bodies to review the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) and Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher) (SCPLHR) qualifications.  

As a result of this, the Institute is delighted to announce that from 1 December 2020, Approved Training Centres can apply to the Institute to offer these courses. 

These qualifications meet the requirements of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and include the topics as outlined in the qualification standard.  These include an introduction to licensing, the responsible operation of licensed premises and the effect of alcohol consumption on customers and business. To be eligible for a personal licence under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 an applicant must hold the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH). The training certificate in itself does not constitute a personal licence.   

Both these qualifications are levelled on the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF) at Level 6 and awarded 1 credit point each. To complete these qualifications learners should expect to undertake 10 hours of learning which includes a minimum of 6 hours tutor time. These qualifications are assessed by a multiple-choice examination. 

For more information, please contact the Institute.