Personal Licence Refresher

What is special about this course?

The Scottish Government requires all personal licence holders to undertake regular refresher training every 5 years to keep up their skills and to enable them to retain their personal licences. All personal licence holders must attend a 1/2 day update course, sit and pass an exam.

This is a 4 hour course with pre-course workbook. It is essential that candidates read this in advance of attending the course as part of preparation for the course.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a valid Personal Licence.

Course content is specified by the Scottish Government and covers an introduction to licensing, responsible operation of licensed premises and the effect of irresponsible operation on society and health.

40 question multiple choice assessment completes at the end of the training session.

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

How long will my course last?

1/2 Days

Where can I study my course?

  • Auchtertyre
  • Broadford
  • Fort William
  • Gairloch
  • Kilchoan
  • Kinlochleven
  • Mallaig
  • Portree
  • Strontian
  • Ullapool

Start date

Various dates available, contact your local college centre or call 01397 874874 for your next available course.

How much will my course cost?


What funding can I apply for?

If you already have a Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account (ILA) then you can enrol on a course until 30 June 2017 as long as the course commences no later than 30 September 2017.

From October 2017, the scheme is being refreshed. For more information on how to apply for a new Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland, go to:

What can I do on completion of my course?

You can apply to be a licence holder of a licenced premises through your local Council Licensing Board.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Personal Licence Refresher

To apply for this course, please contact your

local college centre.

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