9.30am-6pm: Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders at SCQF Level 6 (SCPLH)
9.30am-6pm: Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders at SCQF Level 6 (SCPLH)

Course Content

Scottish Certificate for Personal License Holders (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 Scottish Certificate for Personal License Holders.

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 40 multiple-choice question exam.

If you have 10 or more staff that require the Personal License Certificate then we can hold a private course either at Tennent’s Training Academy or at your venue on a date of your choice, just call us on 0141 553-0010 for more information 

This course is also available as an online course which you can complete in your own time and at your pace. More information can be found here 

If Glasgow is too far to travel, then we also run this course in Edinburgh, Perth and St. Andrews

What Will I Learn On This Course?

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 and young people from harm

·         The content and purpose of an operating schedule and risk assessment

·         Drunkenness and disorderly behaviour

·         Licensed hours

·         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 

The Course Fee Includes:

·        1 Day expert tuition from our trainer who will guide you throughout the day, and supply a mock test paper

·         SCPLH Handbook posted out to you in advance (48 hour prior to course booking date required)

·         Refreshments of tea, coffee and water included throughout the day

·         Examination fees

·         Postage of Accredited Highfield Certificate upon passing the course


·         The Course starts at 9.30am please arrive no later than 9.15am to the visitor reception of Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery.

·         The SCPLH Handbook MUST be read in advance of the course, and bring this with you on the day 

·         There is no parking onsite, please arrive in time to find suitable parking nearby, we offer all day parking at the Duke Street PBT Carpark for a subsidised price which is 5 minute walk away. 

·         Soup, Sandwiches, Snacks and Soft Drinks are available to purchase on the day. Lunch Meal Deal is available to all candidates at the subsidised price of £3.50

·         There are ID requirements for this course to be able to sit the exam




Course Arrangements

Available Dates
Tue 28/01/2020Fully booked
Fri 31/01/2020Fully booked
Mon 03/02/2020Fully booked
Thu 13/02/2020Limited places (2 left)
Thu 20/02/2020Places available
Thu 27/02/2020Places available
Mon 02/03/2020Places available
Tue 03/03/2020Places available
Mon 09/03/2020Places available
Tue 10/03/2020Places available
Fri 13/03/2020Places available
Mon 16/03/2020Places available
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Wed 25/03/2020Places available
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Tue 31/03/2020Places available
Fri 03/04/2020Places available
Mon 06/04/2020Places available
Fri 10/04/2020Places available
Tue 14/04/2020Places available
Wed 15/04/2020Places available
Fri 17/04/2020Places available
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Thu 30/04/2020Places available
Mon 04/05/2020Places available
Thu 07/05/2020Places available
Thu 14/05/2020Places available
Mon 18/05/2020Places available
Fri 22/05/2020Places available
Wed 27/05/2020Places available
Fri 29/05/2020Places available
Wed 03/06/2020Places available
Fri 05/06/2020Places available
Thu 11/06/2020Places available
Mon 15/06/2020Places available
Wed 17/06/2020Places available
Thu 25/06/2020Places available
Tue 30/06/2020Places available
Thu 02/07/2020Places available
Mon 06/07/2020Places available
Wed 08/07/2020Places available
Fri 10/07/2020Places available
Tue 14/07/2020Places available
Thu 16/07/2020Places available
Tue 21/07/2020Places available
Wed 22/07/2020Places available
Mon 27/07/2020Places available
Thu 30/07/2020Places available

Time 9.30am-6.00pm
Length 1 Day
Cost £125.00 per person plus VAT
(£150.00 including VAT)
Venue onsite and throughout Scotland

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