SQA Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders
This qualification has been designed to support those working in the licensed trade to meet the mandatory qualification and training requirements of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010. It is based on the National Standards for Personal Licence Holders and Staff Training developed in conjunction with the Scottish Government, People 1st (the Sector Skills Council for Hospitality, Tourism and Passenger Transport), the licensed trade and qualification awarding bodies.
- Core provision
- Children and young people
- The licensing board
- Drunkenness and disorderly conduct
- Licensing standards officers
In order for you to be able to sit the exam, we require you to bring along photographic identification such as a passport or drivers licence on day of the course.
If you do not bring any of the acceptable proof of identification you will NOT be permitted to sit the exam.
We recommend that you read the SQA Personal Licence Holders handbook before attending the course, please also ensure that you bring the book along with you on the day.
Method of Assessment
There is a multiple choice paper-based examination.
Successful candidates receive a qualification in the licensed retail trade which satisfies the legal requirement under the Licensing Act (Scotland) 2005 and the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010.
15 May 2023
- All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.