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SRUC Training Courses: Personal Licence Holders (Scottish Certificate BIIAB)


This qualification is aimed at anyone in Scotland who needs to apply for a Personal Licence to sell alcohol in Scotland.

The qualification covers the syllabus set by the Scottish government and will ensure learners understand the law, regulation and responsibilities attached to the retail sale of alcohol.

If you wish to obtain a personal licence you need to apply to your local Licensing Board. You will be asked to prove that you hold a Licensing qualification.

What is Involved?

The qualification covers the specification set by the Scottish Government to enable learners 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 and discretionary conditions.

•Protection of children from harm

•The content and purpose of an operating schedule and risk assessment

•Drunkenness and disorderly behaviour

•Licensed hours

•Control of order

•The responsible retail sale of alcohol

•Roles and responsibilities of the personal licence holder and the penalties relation 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.

There is a short multiple-choice test at the end of this training course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Certification/Award on Completion

BIIAB Certificate

What you will need to bring

Pen and Paper

Course Dates

SRUC Aberdeen Campus
11th November 2019

SRUC Ayr Campus
16th October 2019
20th November 2019
11th December 2019

SRUC Elmwood Campus
No dates scheduled at present, please contact us to register your interest.

Further course dates can be scheduled on request.


1 day

Start/Finish Times

9am to 4.30pm approximately


SRUC Ayr Campus or SRUC Auchincruive Estate


£150.00 per person. Our course fees include training, assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

You may be eligible for part funding to support the cost of this course.

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

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How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Tracey McNeill or Fiona Lanni

01292 525354 or 01292 525355

Contact 2

Sandra Sey (SRUC Elmwood)

01334 658868

Contact 3

Sandra Sey ( SRUC Aberdeen)

01224 711121