SQA Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

Course Content

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. Areas of study include:

  • Core provision
  • Children and young people
  • The licensing board
  • Drunkenness and disorderly conduct
  • Licensing standards officers
  • Miscellaneous offences
  • Local licensing forums
  • Control of order
  • Premises/personal licence
  • Review of premises licence
  • Occasional licence
  • Associated law
  • Licensed hours
  • Effects of alcohol
  • Extensions
  • The environment

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.

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.

Future Prospects

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.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Day

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    11 May 2020

  • SCQF Level

    6

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Subject Area

    Hospitality & Professional Cookery

  • Course Fee

    £165
    All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.

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