“New figures show the high death toll from alcohol across Scotland and expose the scale of Scotland’s alcohol problem compared to the rest of the UK, with death rates nearly 6 times the UK level.
The figures, revealed in a Parliamentary Answer by Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon, add to the case for the Scottish Parliament to introduce serious measures to address Scotland’s relationship with alcohol and support the proposals put forward by the SNP to crack down on cheap alcohol and to encourage responsible drinking.”
Under increasing scrutiny to show responsible retailing, licensed premises are facing their toughest challenges yet to ensure their legislative compliance.
Available Training Courses
Suitable for all owners, managers and supervisors in the on and off sales trade, enabling the application for a Personal Licence on successful completion. This will allow individuals to authorise and supervise the sale of alcohol. Those who are Named Premises Managers on a premises licence application must have this qualification.
Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Refresher)
Suitable for all existing Personal Licence holder, this is a refresher course that must be undertaken within 5 years of being issued your original 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. It is assessed formally with a 40 question multiple choice exam at the end of the training session and the Certificate is awarded and accredited by City & Guilds for the purposes of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. This course is also available by e-learning.
Staff Mandatory Training
All staff must now complete 2 hours mandatory training before selling or serving alcohol. Our trainers can supply this as a facilitated workshop. Alternatively we can supply City & Guilds workbooks to allow your own Personal Licence Holders to complete and supervise staff training and sign records for evidence of due diligence.
As part of your responsible retailing, the use of these refusal books prove that you and your team understand the need to refuse sale of alcohol at certain times. They can also be used as a tool in staff training and can provide evidence of due diligence.
Contact us to purchase Staff Workbooks and Refusal Books.
“Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the refresher course. I thought Gordon was excellent. Thank you again.”