E-Learning – Scottish Certificate for Licensed Premises Staff

E-Learning Scottish Certificate for Licensed Premises Staff

Under the Licensing Act (Scotland) 2005, all staff working in licensed premises in Scotland must undertake a minimum of two hours of training, covering 16 prescribed training units.

The Scottish Certificate for Licensed Premises Staff (SCLPS) e-learning course is a fully interactive training programme, covering the 16 training units prescribed by law. This course has been designed to help aid managers, supervisors and Scottish licensed premises owners deliver the required units of training in an easy and time saving format.

Once a candidate has achieved this award and receiving their SCLPS certificate they will be ready to start work immediately in licensed premises anywhere in Scotland. A record of this training must also be kept at the licensed premises by the premises manager.
Course: Scottish Certificate for Licensed Premises Staff
Duration: 10 days access to the online course
Course fee: £12.00 per candidate (special offer)

Fees inclusive of VAT and certification. No hidden costs.

This is an ideal online learning tool designed to aid managers and supervisors with the demands of staff training.

Starting your SCLPS online training:

1: Create an online training account to access the user area. Here, you can add a subscription to sign up and pay for your course.
2: Complete your training course at your own pace. You can extend your subscription if you find you need longer to learn.

Course Content

SCLPS training covers 16 units prescribed by the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005:

1: The legal basis of the requirement for the training of staff.
2: Licensing and the licensing objectives.
3: The definition of “alcohol” in the Act.
4: What constitutes an unlicensed activity or sale?
5: The functions of Licensing Standards Officers, including their powers of entry.
6: The Function of an Operating Plan within the Licensing System
7: The different types of premises licence conditions.
8: Special provision for clubs.
9: Licensed hours.
10: Offences under the Act, particularly those involving persons under the age of 18.
11: Proof of age and the Sale of Alcohol to Children and Young Persons.
12: Test purchasing of alcohol.
13: Best practice as regards standards of service and refusing service.
14: Units of alcohol and the relationship between units and the strength of different alcoholic drinks.
15: The sensible drinking limits for males and females recommended by the British Medical Association.
16: Good practice in managing conflict situations.

Basic staff training on alcohol licensing laws in Scotland is a mandatory requirement under the Scottish licensing Act 2005.

Download a Staff Training Record

All premises managers are required by law to keep a record of staff training. Our individual staff training record is available to download free of charge as a pdf file. Please note you may have to install adobe reader to view.

Please note Police Officers or licensing Officers from the Licensing Board may ask to inspect staff training records during a compliance visit.

SCLPS Training Record