The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 states that anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public must hold a personal licence. If you wish to obtain a personal licence you need to apply to your local licensing board. You will be asked for a number of things to support your application; these include proof that you hold a licensing qualification such as the BIIAB SCPLH.
What you will learn
The BIIAB SCPLH covers the syllabus set by the Scottish Government to enable candidates to understand the law in relation to:
the roles, responsibilities and functions of Licensing Boards and Licensing Standards Officers
the application process for a personal licence
the application process for premises and occasional licences, mandatory & discretionary conditions
protection of children from harm
the content and purpose of an operating schedule and risk assessment
drunkenness and disorderly behaviour
control of order
the responsible retail sale of alcohol
roles and responsibilities of the personal licence holder and the penalties relating to failure to comply with the law
unauthorised licensable activities
rights of entry to licensed premises
the strengths of alcoholic drinks and the effects of alcohol on the human body.