SCPLH (Scotland) Course, Exam & Qualification

If you wish to acquire your Personal Licence in Scotland, the first step you must take is to complete your SCPLH course and exam. Through John Gaunt & Partners you can take the SCPLH course and exam online and with the aid of our experts if required. Once you qualify, you can quickly proceed to the Personal Licence application.

This course is for the SCPLH qualification only. If you wish to complete your Personal Licence application too, we recommend joining our SCPLH combined course today. In the combined course, our licensing experts will streamline the process by completing the Personal Licence application for you once you acquire your SCPLH qualification.

If time is a concern in acquiring your SCPLH Qualification, rest assured that John Gaunt & Partners is one of the largest licensing solicitors in the UK. We can help you quickly navigate your SCPLH and Personal Licence processes if required.

Course Fee: £120.00 +VAT (Per Person)

Course Fee: £120.00 +VAT (Per Person) for the SCPLH Course, Exam & Qualification only.

This e-learning SCPLH course is designed to be accessed online, and as such it can be completed from any location and at your convenience. Early in the course, a member of the John Gaunt & Partners team will arrange for a BIIAB-accredited exam session. We will schedule this session at a time that works best for you.

SCPLH Course Content

The SCPLH course covers:

  • The functions, responsibilities and roles that Licensing Boards and Licensing Standards Officers undertake
  • The Personal Licence application process
  • The legal responsibilities and role of the Personal Licence holder, and penalties that come with a failure to comply with the law
  • The application process for premises and occasional licences, mandatory and discretionary conditions
  • The protection of children from harm
  • The content and purpose of an operating schedule and risk assessment
  • Drunkenness and disorderly behaviour
  • Licensed hours
  • Control of order
  • The responsible retail sale of alcohol
  • Unauthorised licensable activities
  • Rights of entry to licensed premises
  • The strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body

To cover these topics, all training materials will be provided in advance. Course requirements will also be prepared and delivered in advance. 

SCPLH Course Assessment

The SCPLH assessment is a 40-minute long, multiple-choice test. The online assessment is completed through a BIIAB exam portal and using Microsoft Teams.

You will be required to adhere to exam conditions, and there is a short setup.

For the exam you will need:

  • Computer or laptop
  • Webcam
  • A smartphone
  • A form of identification
  • A quiet space

SCPLH Course and Exam Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Scottish personal alcohol licence course?

The Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) course is required training if you wish to acquire a Personal Licence in Scotland. Both the SCPLH course and exam can be completed online.

Is a personal licence course hard?

Generally, most people do not struggle with the SCPLH course. All of the information you need is provided, and you only need to correctly answer 28 of the 40 multiple-choice exam questions to pass.

Contact our John Gaunt & Partners to join the SCPLH course today

If you would like to learn more about Personal Licences in Scotland or the SCPLH qualification, read our page on How to get a Personal Licence in Scotland today.

Fill out the form on the right of this page if you wish to join the SCPLH course today. For any other questions, speak to a member of the John Gaunt & Partners team by phone, email or contact form.

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