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Who is this qualification for?

The Scottish government stipulates all people who hold a personal licence must successfully complete the SCPLH refresher course every 5 years of the licence issue date to remain valid.

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires all liquor licence holders to undertake refresher training within 5 years of the issue of their licence. All personal licence holders must attend a refresher course, sit and pass an exam before the 5 year anniversary of the issue of the licence. They must also submit evidence that the training has been passed to the relevant licensing board within 3 months of the 5-year anniversary.

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 3 hours of guided learning, typically over a half day.

Topics covered

The qualification covers how to supervise and implement the following components:


  • understanding the 5 licensing objectives

  • the legislation relevant to you as a personal licence holder

  • the role of licensing boards

  • the key roles and powers of statutory bodies

  • the differences between personal, premises and occasional licences

  • understanding licensing hours and the law

  • how to apply to renew a personal licence

  • the law regarding underage sales

Assessment method

This is by multiple-choice examination, in which candidates must demonstrate what they have learned.

Qualification outcome

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the assessment. You will receive a Highfield Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher) at SCQF Level 6 certificate.

Please note that all certificates are now digital unless requested otherwise.

Training benefits

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  • Awarding Body Regulated trainers, come to you.

  • Onsite training allows you to train more employees at less cost, maximizing compliance.

  • Train at a time and date that suits your business.

  • Save £££’s over traditional off-site courses.

  • Employees are onsite, ready to return to work immediately after training.

  • No extra travel expenses for staff or disruption to schedules.


Let us come to you!

It's easy to book your onsite Personal Licence Holders Course with us, we take care of everything.

All that you need at your site is a room big enough to comfortably seat all of your candidates. Our trainer will arrive with a laptop, projector, all training materials and accompanying training manuals.

Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders
(Refresher) at SCQF Level 6




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