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SCPLH and SCPLH(R) Licensing Course Book

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Licensing - Scotland

Following the success of the Highfield licensing product range, we are proud to introduce the SCPLH and SCPLH(R) Licensing book. This engaging, full-colour book is easy to read and packed with fun exercises, making it the ideal choice for trainers who want a high-quality, value-for-money learning resource.

  • Title: SCPLH Licensing Course Book
  • Author: Nicola Baylis and Janet Hood
  • Pages: 68
  • ISBN: 978-1-912633-30-2
  • Illustrations: Full-colour illustrations & photos
  • Format: A4 firmback, gloss finish
  • Published: February 2019, 5th Edition

This new publication focuses on these key points and is the most effective and accessible handbook for prospective personal licence holders and those taking the refresher course.

Topics covered include:

  • Scottish Licensing Law
  • Licensing Boards and Licensing Standards Officers
  • Protection of children from harm
  • Operating schedule and risk assessment
  • Drunkenness and disorderly behaviour
  • Licensed hours
  • Control of order
  • Responsible retail sale of alcohol
  • Roles and responsibilities of the personal licence holder
  • Unauthorised licensable activities
  • Rights of entry to licensed premises 


1 Copy £5.25
2-9 Copies £4.20
10-99 Copies £3.15
100+ Copies £2.60

Please note: All prices are per unit and are exclusive of shipping. Prices quoted are for UK customers only. If you are a centre in the Middle East or Asia please contact your Centre Manager or email customerservices@highfieldinternational.com for further information.

Ideal for use by delegates on the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders course and the refresher course.

Update added in April 2019

5th Edition Update

This addendum outlines the changes that have been made to the 5th edition of this publication.  

Update added in May 2018

Addendum Update - May 2018

This document outlines the changes that have been made to the 4th edition of this publication. 

Update added in June 2017

Addendum Update

The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 has made changes to the Scottish licensing system, many of which came into force on 15 May 2017. this addendum outlines these changes.

Update added in January 2016

Revised Alcohol Consumption Guidelines

This document outlines the new alcohol consumption guidelines and their impact on this publication.

Update added in September 2015

Further Legislation Updates

The addendum provided relates to further updates that have been made in this publication to account of legislation updates.

Update added in March 2015

Book Changes - 05.03.2015

This product has now been contributed heavily to by Janet Hood. Janet is a solicitor specialising in liquor licensing and other legislation relevant to businesses involved in retail, hospitality and tourism in Scotland. She acts as a consultant to a number of law firms across Scotland.

Product amendments:

  • New information has been added regarding the fundamentals of licensing system relating to the Act covering both on and off sales
  • Further information has been added on the roles of licensing boards, including delegation, the Licensing Register and influencing members of the licensing board
  • Clarification and new information has been added relating to revocation of personal licence
  • Information relating to old convictions has been added under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
  • The legal alcohol limit has been updated (from 80mg per 100ml to 50mg per 100ml)
  • Changes have been made to information on licensed hours
  • Clarification has been provided on further conditions for other premises opening after 1am
  • Clarification has been provided regarding refresher training requirements
  • Clarification has been provided regarding application, review and transfer of premises licence
  • Clarification has been provided on information on occasional licences
  • Further information is provided on closure orders
  • A review of information relating to statutory notice regarding underage sales
  • A new PASS card image and guidance has been added
  • A list of acceptable forms of ID has been added
  • Clarification is provided and information has been added on partnership schemes
  • Additional information has been provided on the role of door supervisors on licensed premises
  • Clarification has been provided for definitions of: relevant offences, foreign offences, personal licence, licensing board, occasional licence, licensing objectives, local licensing forum, alcohol, licensing policy, hearing
  • National Pubwatch Scheme, Scottish Grocers Federation, Alcohol Focus Scotland, Public Health Information Scotland and Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems have been added to appendix 1.

Update added in December 2014

SCPLH Addendum

We have recently made an ammendment to our SCPLH Course Book to incorporate changes in the legal limits for driving - Page 43. The addendum provided should be used in conjunction with the 1st edition of the publication.