• Hospitality, Tourism and Events

    BIIAB Personal Licence Holder

  • Attendance/Duration

    This is a one day course available throughout the year.

  • Cost


  • Start Date

    From 4 Feb 2020

What's Involved

This course is for anyone who manages premises where alcohol is sold, including bar managers, convenience store managers and supermarkets. It’s also useful if you want to improve your employability for working in licensed premises.

The Licensing (Scotland) Act states that anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public must hold a personal licence. This means the Premises Manager must apply to their local council to be certified as a Personal Licence Holder.

To do this, you must first possess an accredited licensing qualification such as the BIIAB Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (BIIAB SCPLH).

The BIIAB SCPLH qualification is jointly accredited by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA). It’s been developed to meet the training specification of the Scottish Government and is in a format that can be finished in one day.

Here’s how it works:

  • When you enrol for this course, you’ll be sent a handbook five days in advance which you must read over beforehand.
  • On the day of the course, you’ll work through this handbook.
  • At the end, you’ll sit a multiple choice question paper.
  • On successful completion, you’ll receive the BIIAB SCPLH certificate.
  • You can then apply to the council to be authorised as a Personal Licence Holder.

To undertake this course, you must be 18 years old with proof of ID.

Funding and Fees

This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA) funding, depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to our Funding and Fees tab to the right.

However, the Individual Training Account scheme is currently closed to new applicants.


For further information call 01292 293451 or email: businessdevelopment@ayrshire.ac.uk

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Start Date

4 Feb 2020



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