Course Summary

The Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders is a qualification aimed at anyone working in or preparing to work in any industry that involves the retail sale of alcohol. It is a prerequisite for anyone who wishes to hold a personal licence.

With the use of the Highfield e-Learning Portal, we are now able to offer remote learning option for the delivery of this course.

Who should take this course?

By law, any licensed premises that sells alcohol requires a personal license holder to make or authorise those sales. This course is suitable for anyone looking to acquire the required SCPLH licensing qualification for working within Scotland.

This includes Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS), managers, supervisors and anyone wishing to work in these positions.

Scottish SCPLH or English APLH?

Please ensure you select either the English or the Scottish version of this qualification depending on where you will be working.

This course is for licence holders in Scotland. If you will be working in England, you should qualify through the  Award for Personal Licence Holders Course & Assessment (APLH).

Course Content

The e-learning package covers all aspects of the Level 2 award syllabus. It equips learners with an understanding of the laws and regulations relevant to personal licence holders.

You will cover:

  • The policy context
  • Overview of the licensing function
  • Key roles
  • Licensing and operating conditions
  • Protection of children from harm
  • Training
  • Associated law
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Social responsibility
  • Community links

Course Assessment

Once you’ve completed the course and you’re ready to do your assessment, you simply log into the secure invigilation platform with your details. You will then then carry out the assessment under exam conditions, using your smartphone and a webcam to verify this.

Setting up your equipment is easy and we’re on hand to support you if there’s a problem. Note that during the assessment, you will also need a quiet area where you’re not going to be disturbed.

Your questions answered

For all your enquiries about this course, please get in touch with our experienced team via our website or by calling us on 01793 855090.


£125 plus vat per learner.

Get your SCPLH personal licence qualification - now fully remote.

Our aim at IBA UK is that all learners enjoy their Level 2 Personal Licence Holders Course, especially with the convenience of completing both the bourse and assessment without having to travel.

By the end of their course you will have a confident understanding of your legal duties as a personal license holder within Scotland.