Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH)

This qualification is needed in order for you to apply for your personal licence to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol in Scotland. The course will provide you with a clear understanding of the framework of law and regulation that underpins the responsibilities of the personal licence holder and could advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector.

The course covers the following:

  • Overview of the licensing function
  • Key authority roles
  • Licences and operating conditions
  • Protection of children from harm
  • Training
  • Associated law
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Social responsibility
  • Community links


The course lasts for one day and ends with a 40-minute multiple choice exam.

The fee for the Scottish personal licence course is £135 + vat.