Award for Scottish Personal Licence Holder (SCPLH)
The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 states that anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public must hold a personal licence. If you wish to obtain a personal licence you need to apply to your local licensing board who are obligated to ask for a number of things in support of your application; this includes proof that you hold a licensing qualification such as the BIIAB SCPLH.
The course has been developed in a way that means it meets the training specification of the Scottish Government and can be finished in one day. The training is followed on the same day by a short multiple-choice exam.
The course covers the syllabus set by the Scottish Government to enable candidates to understand the law in relation to:
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
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
Rights of entry to licensed premises
The strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body