COMING SOON - Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders- Online Training

Key Features

Gain the qualification needed to apply for your personal licence to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol in Scotland. Our unique Personal Licence Online Training Course means you can gain the knowledge needed for your Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) at a time, location and device convenient for you!

Until now, businesses have had to attend a full 1 day face-to-face training course to obtain Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders – a costly and time-consuming process. Now you can simply complete our new, high-impact interactive online training course.

This 1.5 hour online course is for anyone working in a job role that requires them to authorise retail sales of alcohol in either on or off premises in Scotland:

  • Managers
  • Assistant managers
  • Supervisors

Once completed, trainees will need to sit an invigilated 40-question multiple choice examination at their local exam centre.

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Why do the training online?

Our online course offers an effective alternative to traditional face-to-face training by providing a more cost effective, flexible solution.

  • Cost effective & time efficient
  • Mobile & tablet responsive
  • Fun, interactive activities & realistic scenarios
  • Media-rich content & interactive videos
  • Designed to maximise learning

Bolt will provide:

  • Accredited interactive training module
  • Personal Licence Holder handbook 
  • Dedicated helpdesk

Learning Outcome

This module will provide trainees with the skills they need to work in Scottish licensed premises and pass the exam to gain their Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders. The module covers both Off Sales (retail and convenience) and On Sales (pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants). The Licensing eLearning module provides the mandatory staff training that all staff serving alcohol on licensed premises must undergo.

Personal Licence Holder Online Training Course

Course Outline

The training contains a host of fun and engaging interactive features and provides a clear understanding of the responsibilities of the personal licence holder:

  • Effects of alcohol & illegal drugs
  • Licencing objectives
  • Licencing authorities
  • Personal & premises licences
  • Duties of Personal Licence Holder
  • Permitted temporary activities
  • Police powers
  • Unauthorised licensable activities
  • Legal & social responsibilities
  • Protection of children


The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005
Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010
Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010
Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015

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