Hospitality - Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher)

What is special about this course?

The Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders is for those who authorise the sale of alcohol or manage/supervise in premises where alcohol is served.

It is a “relevant qualification” under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 for anyone applying for a Personal Licence in Scotland.

This Refresher course must be completed within five years of the date that the Personal Licence was issued.

Evidence of the Refresher training must be provided to the Licensing Board within three months after this deadline.

Special features
• 3-hour duration
• Industry relevant award
• Mandatory licence for premises Managers
• Needs to be refreshed every 5 years

Entry requirements

A valid Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders within five years of date of issue or last refresher.

The key areas include:
• Introduction to licensing
• Responsible operation of licensed premises
• Effect of irresponsible operation on society and health



How will I study my course?

  • Part Time


How long will my course last?


Part time: 3 hours (plus pre-study)

Cost - £100

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date

Various from September


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You could move on to further study in Hospitality, a Higher National Certificate, Diploma or an appropriate degree course.
Your tutor will be able to advise.

Is there more information available online?

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