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

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus.

How long will my course last?

Part time: 3 hours (plus pre-study)

Course cost: £100

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

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.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this you may progress on to further study in Hospitality, such as a Higher National Certificate, Diploma or an appropriate degree course.

Is there more information available online?

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