Information for Centres

Alcohol Licensing Centre imageThis section includes detailed operational information that centres will require to deliver our alcohol licensing qualifications.

Operational Handbook

The Operational Handbook gives operational details that centres must follow if they offer, or wish to offer, SQA Licensing qualifications.

The Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders and the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher) are assessed by an externally set, multiple choice examination with 40 questions.

The Scottish Certificate for Safe Sale and Service of Alcohol is assessed by an externally set, multiple choice examination with 25 questions.

Group Award Code Qualification SCQF level Duration of training Duration of exam

 

GG7T 46

 

Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

 

6

 

10 hours (6 hours of direct learning and 4 hours of self-study)

 

1 hour

 

GG7N 46

 

Scottish Cert for Personal Licence Holders (refresher)

 

6

 

3 hours

 

1 hour

 

GG7R 45

 

Scottish Certificate for Safe Sale of Alcohol

 

5

 

Half day

 

45 minutes

Current Entry/Certification and Handbook Fees

  • SCPLH: £27 and £8 for the candidate handbook
  • SCPLH (Refresher): £27 thereafter and £8 for the candidate handbook
  • SCSSSA: £10 and £5 for the candidate handbook

Tutor and Course Delivery Material

Alcohol Licensing Handbook 1Comprehensive candidate handbooks are available to support all three qualifications. Candidates should be issued with a handbook prior to their course.

Handbooks for the SCPLH courses are £8.00 each. The SCSSA handbooks are £5.00 each. Approved centres can place an order by contacting our Business Development and Customer Support Team.

Tel: 0303 333 0330
E-mail: mycentre@sqa.org.uk

Alcohol Licensing Handbook 2Please quote the relevant publication codes when placing your order:

  • Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders/ Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher) Handbook ó publication code EB6599
  • Scottish Certificate for Safe Sale and Service of Alcohol Handbook ó publication code EB6604

Tutor Notes, PowerPoint presentations and activities can be downloaded by SQA-approved centres from the password-protected area below.

Alcohol Licensing Materials

Course Notification/Question Paper Order Form

Approved centres wishing to use the hard copy question papers should complete the question paper order form. Question papers will be dispatched within seven working days of receipt of request, but normally sooner.

Question papers should not be ordered more than 15 working days ahead of the examination date.  


Course notification/question paper order form

Please note the form must be used to notify SQA of all courses running even if question papers are not required eg for a resit for one or two candidates. In this circumstance "NIL" should be entered for "question papers required".

For information on our electronic e-assessment and e-testing platform (SOLAR) please visit www.sqasolar.org.uk

Markers Report

The marking of question papers for these qualifications has been devolved to centres. Each centre must complete a brief markerís report after each examination. This provides SQA with information on pass rates and provides qualitative feedback on the performance of candidates. It is also an opportunity for centres to comment on any aspect of the question papers.

The completed form should be e-mailed to licensingqualifications@sqa.org.uk within 10 working days of the examination date. A copy of the markerís report, signed by the marker and an internal verifier should be retained with the completed question papers.

Please use the following link to download the marker report form:

Examination Paper Control Document

Please use the following link to download an example of an exam paper control document.

Invigilator Incident Report Form