Scottish Certificate For Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) Refresher Course – SCQF Level 6


The SQA/REHIS Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) Refresher is designed for those who already hold a Scottish Personal Licence. All Personal Licence Holders must carry out this mandatory training within the 5-year period of issue of their Personal Licence. The qualification meets the requirements of the legislation Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

If your personal licence is due to be renewed this is the course you need to complete before renewing your licence.

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Guided Learning Hours

The course is designed to be run during a half-day session, with the course handbooks being made available to candidates two weeks before the course to enable pre-course reading.

Form of Assessment

There is a single examination for this certificate comprising of 40 multiple-choice questions.  The duration of the examination is 60 minutes.  Certificates will be awarded to those candidates who achieve 28 marks or more.  Candidates who score 27 marks or below will be given the opportunity to re-sit the examination.


  • Introduction to Licensing
  • The Responsible Operation of Licensed Premises
  • The Effect of Irresponsible Operation of Society and Health
The SCPLH (Scotland) and APLH (England and Wales) are statutory training qualifications for individuals applying for a personal licence in Scotland, England and Wales. DG Training offer a number of personal licence courses for individuals working in the licensed trade including refresher and re-qualification training.