This course is for any member of staff who works in licensed premises within Scotland, whether full-time, part-time, paid or unpaid as it is a legal requirement under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.
It covers all the topics set out in the Scottish Government’s schedule of staff training.
The course is made up of theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme
A range of subjects are covered that will enable you to understand the legal basis of the requirement of this course;
- The licensing objectives
- The definition of ‘alcohol’ within the Act
- What constitutes an unlicensed sale
- The function & powers of a Licensing Standards Officer
- Operating Plans
- Types of premises license conditions
- Test purchasing
- Offences under the Act
- Special provisions for clubs
- Licensing hours
- Sensible drinking limits
- Best practice for service & refusing service
- Proof of age under the Act & the sale of alcohol to children & young persons
- Units of alcohol & the relationship between units and the strength of alcoholic drinks
- Good practice in managing conflict situations
This is achieved by on-going theoretical teaching by the instructor, culminating with a written question paper at the end.
This qualiﬁcation does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep knowledge current
A maximum of 16 learners are allowed, they must be a minimum of 16 years of age and a certiﬁcate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A learner cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 18, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that they are suitable for that role.