Hospitality - Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

What is special about this course?

This Unit is about showing you understand how the licensing process works in Scotland, how people employed within the licensed trade can work responsibly and the consequences of this if they don’t. The Unit forms the Scottish Certificate for Personal License Holders Group Award.

Employers will look for the relevant qualifications when they are appointing new staff for the licensed trade. They also expect their existing staff to have these qualifications.

Understanding and applying skills in these key areas are important because they help you work effectively in your present job and also prepare you for jobs within the sector that you may do in future.

Developing your knowledge of the licensing legislation helps you deal with today’s rapidly changing world and improve your career prospects. That’s also why employers value them.

Special features:
• 6-hour duration
• Industry relevant award
• Mandatory licence for premises Managers

Entry requirements

You should be able to show that you have some knowledge and or experience of the licensed on-sales or off-sales trade in Scotland - for example, by working or through prior study.

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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?

6 Hours

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.

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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