Scottish Personal Licence Training – 2022 Workshops

Do you need to gain the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Certificate in order to gain a Personal Licence, so that you can sell or serve alcohol legally, and authorise others to sell or serve alcohol?

We can deliver training anywhere in Scotland through on-line training delivered via Zoom. The training and the exam assessment are both delivered on-line.


Tues/Weds 24-25 May (on-line evenings 5-9pm)

Tues 31 May (evening 5-9pm) Refresher

Mon 13 Jun (on-line daytime 9am-5pm)

Tues/Wed 21-22 Jun (on-line evenings 5-9pm)

Tues 5 Jul (evening 5-9pm) Refresher

Mon 11 Jul (on-line daytime 9am-5pm)

Tues/Wed 19-20 Jul (on-line evenings 5-9pm) Tues 2 Aug (evening 5-9pm) Refresher

Mon 15 Aug (on-line daytime 9am-5pm)

Tues/Wed 23-24 Aug (on-line evenings 5-9pm)

Tues 6 Sept (evening 5-9pm) Refresher

Mon 12 Sept (on-line daytime 9am-5pm)

Tues/Wed 20-21 Sept (on-line evenings 5-9pm)

At £125 for a full Personal Licence workshop and £80 for a Refresher training workshop, including the exam, we are probably the best value for money in Scotland.

To be eligible for a personal licence under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, an applicant must hold the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders. The qualification certificate in itself does not constitute a personal licence; once the certificate has been attained, the applicant must include this in their application for a licence to their local Licensing Board.

Call or message: 07767 253912


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Alcohol Licence Training Scotland

On-line Personal Licence Training Scotland

Our home is in the beautiful coastal town of Oban, also know as “The Gateway to the Isles” and the “Seafood Captial of Scotland”. We can deliver training anywhere in Scotland through on-line training delivered via Zoom. The training and the exam assessment are both delivered on-line. At £105 for a full Personal Licence workshop and £70 for a Refresher training workshop, including the exam, we are probably the best value for money in Scotland.

Christine’s expert delivery and helpful tips will really come in helpful in your business, as well as the free paperwork which comes as part and parcel of the training. This can be used for staff training and due diligence. The FREE Premises Licence Guide which is delivered to your inbox after the course is invaluable in keeping your Premises absolutely ahead of requirements and sure to pass any LSO or Police inspection.

Call or message us today. 07767 253912

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Scottish Personal Licence Training

New Alcohol Licence Workshop Dates – Oban, Argyll

Scottish Certificate for Personal License Holders (SCPLH) – new workshop dates released. Our full day Personal License training workshops & exams will be held at The Lancaster Hotel, Oban

SCPLH Personal Licence
Personal Licence Workshop Oban

We will also travel to any location within the Argyll & Bute, Highlands and Western Isles Council regions. We will deliver either in your business or in a central location. Please contact us if you wish to enquire about availability of courses in your area.

Full day SCPLH Personal License workshop & exam – £150
Half day SCPLHR Refresher workshop & exam – £85

Quoted price includes workshops, exam and refreshments, plus after course support.

We like to keep our courses relatively select to ensure that training is personal and effective. Book now to avoid disappointment

Don’t Risk losing your Personal Licence…

If your personal licence was issued on or before 1st September 2009, its important that you take note and act now!

When you were issued with your Personal Licence, you were advised of certain responsibilities, which include completing refresher training every five years and applying to renew your licence every ten years.

All Personal Licences which came into effect on 1st September 2009 will expire on 31st August 2019.

This means that it’s time to complete your refresher training and then submit your renewal application. The window for applying to renew a Scottish Personal Licence has already opened and closes on the 31st May 2019. However, as there will be a huge influx of applications, its better to apply for your training sooner rather than later.

Failure to do so could mean you risk losing your licence! BOOK NOW

NorthStar Consultancy offers training workshops in Oban on a regular basis and is able to deliver workshops throughout the Highlands & Islands. View our upcoming courses, HERE

Current advice on the Argyll & Bute Website states:-

“A personal licence has a currency of 10 years and must be renewed prior to the 10th anniversary of issue by a licensing board.

In addition, Section 87 of The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires that prior to the 5th anniversary of issue, and every 5 years thereafter, the licence holder must undergo mandatory refresher training, where a refresher training certificate will be issued on successful completion of the training course. Failure to undergo this training in the appropriate timescale and failure to update the licensing board within 3 months of the training will result in the licence being automatically revoked.

A check of the front of the personal licence will show the expiry date of the licence (e.g. 01/09/2019). Simply count back five years from this date and this is the date when the refresher training must be completed by.”

UPDATE AUGUST 2018 – Personal Licence Holders Renewal

The Scottish Government has just recently issued its guidance for Personal License Holders due to renew their existing 10 year Personal License in 2019.

If your personal license was issued on or before 1 September 2009, this applies to you and you need to act now!

As there are very few training providers in Argyll & Bute, training courses are likely to be at a premium. The required training to reapply for your new 10 year Personal License is the completion of a 3 hour Refresher training course and successful pass of the subsequent exam.

NorthStar Consultancy is advertising monthly bookable workshops and exams at The Rockfield Centre, Oban.

Refresher Personal License workshop & exam (4 hours)
£80 per person
New Personal License Holder workshop & exam (8 hours) £150 per person


Further Courses will be available subject to demand and by special request. If you want to enquire about arranging a course at your place of work or in your village/area, please get in touch by email

Key dates

31 August 2018
Personal License Holders can apply to renew their personal license

31 May 2019
Absolute deadline for submitting your personal license renewal application, but if you leave it this late, you risk losing your license

1 September 2019
Expiry date for personal licenses granted up to 1 September 2009

To view the Scottish Government’s publication relating to Renewal of Personal Licenses, please click HERE