Reducing harm caused by alcohol

Licensing training

We offer a range of courses for people in the licensed trade and for those involved in the regulation of licensing to meet the requirements of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

To book any of our training courses or find out more information, please call 0141 572 6700 or email training@alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk

 

Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

This is a mandatory qualification for people applying to become a personal licence holder. This would benefit those with supervisory responsibilities in licensed premises.

  • 1 day course with pre-course and follow up home study.
  • Suitable for both on and off-licence candidates.
  • Course content is specified by the Scottish Government and covers an introduction to licensing, responsible operation of licensed premises, and the effect of irresponsible operation on society and health.
  • 40 question multiple choice assessment completed at the end of the training session, awarded by City & Guilds and accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) for the purposes of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.
  • Not suitable for existing personal licence holders who require to complete 5 year refresher training (see below).

Cost: £130

Dates: Thursday 13 October, Tuesday 15 November, Thursday 8 December

Time: 9.15am-5pm

Location: Alcohol Focus Scotland, 166 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2LW

 

Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders - Refresher

This course is for existing personal licence holders who require to complete 5 year refresher training.

  • Course content for a half day course is specified by the Scottish Government and includes pre-course and follow up home study.
  • 40 question multiple choice assessment completed at the end of the training session, awarded by City & Guilds and accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) for the purposes of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.
  • To ensure candidates cover all topics that could be in the exam, they are invited to attend the full day PLH course.

Cost: £75

Dates: Thursday 13 October, Tuesday 15 November, Thursday 8 December

Time: 9.15am-5pm

Location: Alcohol Focus Scotland, 166 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2LW

 

Staff training options

Workbook for staff of licensed premises

The City & Guilds Workbook for Staff of Licensed Premises is an ideal tool for personal licence holders to provide the 2 hours minimum training to all of their staff required by the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. Please contact us to order a copy of the workbook.

Online course

ServeWise Online Responsible Service of Alcohol course for Staff Working in Scottish Licensed Premises.

This course meets the requirement for staff training under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. It is overseen by a trainer and offers online support. The online course can be completed in one or more sessions, at a time and place to suit the candidate. The course costs £35 per person.

Staff course

We can provide a short course delivering the basic staff training which meets the requirement under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. Staff receive a record of training and a copy of the staff workbook.

 

Licensing Board Members training

This is a mandatory qualification for Licensing Board members elected by their local Council. It may be useful for other people involved in the licensing process, such as Licensing Board administration staff, lawyers or police.

  • No entrance requirements
  • 1 day course with pre-course and follow up home study
  • Course content is specified by the Scottish Government and covers an introduction to licensing, responsible operation of licensed premises, the effect of irresponsible operation on society and health
  • 40 question multiple choice assessment completed at the end of the training session, awarded by Alcohol Focus Scotland and accredited by Scottish Qualifications Authority for the purposes of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
  • The Alcohol Focus Scotland publication "Licensing Board Members Guidebook" is issued to candidates for pre-course reading and is included in the price.

Cost: £180 (where courses are for one or two people, prices will reflect the increase in costs)

Date: Please contact us for details

Time: 9.30am-5pm

Location: Alcohol Focus Scotland, 166 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2LW

 

Licensing Standards Officers training

This is a mandatory qualification for Licensing Standards Officers employed by their local Council. It may be useful for other people involved in monitoring licensed premises such as Licensing Board administration staff.

  • No entrance requirements
  • 3 day course with pre-course and follow up home study
  • Course content is specified by the Scottish Government and covers an introduction to licensing, responsible operation of licensed premises and the effect of irresponsible operation on society and health
  • 50 question multiple choice assessment completed at the end of the training session, awarded by Alcohol Focus Scotland and accredited by Scottish Qualifications Authority for the purposes of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
  • The Alcohol Focus Scotland publication "Licensing Board Members Guidebook", the City & Guilds publication "Personal Licence Holder's Guide" plus extra information is issued to candidates for pre-course reading and is included in the price.

Cost: £550 (where courses are for one or two people, prices will reflect the increase in costs)

Dates: Please contact us for details

Location: Alcohol Focus Scotland, 166 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2LW