Personal Licence Scotland

Welcome to Personal Licence Scotland, the home of alcohol licence courses and Scottish licence applications.

Since 2005, we’ve guided thousands of licence applicants through their Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders. Our specialist licensing team at Personal Licence can help you with all aspects of alcohol licensing, from premises licence applications to SCPLH level 6 training for licence holders and mandatory staff training.

Online Staff Training Course (SCLPS) only £10.00 + vat   book-now-button-scotland    or view our online demo   Blue Demo Button

Personal Licence Refresher Course (SCPLH/R) only £75.00 + vat  book-now-button-scotland


SCPLH training venues

Please click on our Scottish venues below for course dates & locations;

Aberdeen book-now-button-scotland

Ayr book-now-button-scotland





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Alcohol Licences – an introduction

Under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, two forms of alcohol licence are required for the retail sale of alcohol: The premises licence is applicable to a building or open space. This could be a shop, hotel, pub, restaurant, off licence, bar, members’ club, night club, theatre, sports ground; any premises involved in the retail sale of alcohol. The personal licence covers a named individual. Every retail sale of alcohol must be made or authorised by a personal licence holder. Every personal licence applicant in Scotland must achieve a mandatory licensing qualification: the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH). This licensing qualification must legally be updated every five years. This refresher training course is known at the SCPLH/R and is the mandatory qualification accredited and awarded by BIIAB.


Personal licence training courses in Scotland are accessible and affordable. Personal Licence Scotland is dedicated to providing high quality and affordable personal licence training courses, at venues accessible by rail and road. In the last six years we have provided alcohol licence training courses for thousands of Scottish applicants in major Scottish cities: Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Personal Licence Scotland, the Scottish branch of PLT online Limited, also specialise in preparing and securing premises licence and personal licence applications, as well as amending the conditions of existing premises licences. Requesting a personal licence application is easy- simply select this as an option during course booking for the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) level 6.


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