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PLH Online offers and innovative, online approach to licencing training

Personal License Holder Training Online

An Innovative Approach to Licensing Training

In accordance with The Licensing Act 2003 (England & Wales) and The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, anyone who is responsible for the sale of alcohol to the public must be a Personal Licence Holder. As such, it is necessary for that person to obtain an accredited Personal Licence Holder qualification. PLH Online has developed comprehensive training courses which are easily accessible and flexible for the individual. Accredited by the SQA, the APLH and SCPLH have been developed to meet the requirements of both these Licensing Acts.

For each individual, the course includes:

  •   An SQA accredited interactive training module that is available online to complete
  •   An SQA Personal Licence Holder handbook, covering more in-depth information to support the learner
  •   A free resit if required at a Pearson Vue Test Centre
  •   An accredited APLH or SCPLH certificate, posted to the learner upon successful completion of the exam
  •   Helpdesk support available Monday - Saturday from 9am until 6pm


Our Personal Licence Holder training modules will guide you through the various elements that you are required to learn in an easy to understand, interactive and intuitive way. The accompanying Personal Licence Holder handbook will also provide you with all of the information on licensing laws required.

The Personal Licence Holder examination consists of 40 multiple choice questions, takes 1 hour and is sat in a Pearson VUE Test Centre situated in various locations throughout the UK.

In Scotland, potential Personal Licence Holders can benefit from fully funded PLH training courses in association with ILA Scotland. Please call our Helpdesk for more information on 0844 445 7119

In addition, our staff licensing training module covers the 2 hours training required by all staff working within licensed premises in compliance with The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

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Personal Licence Holder Course Benefits:

  • Only £125 (ex VAT) 
  • Offers a cost effective solution
  • Saves time
  • Easy to access at a time that suits you
  • Simple to use
  • Interactive learning
  • Immediate exam results
  • Excellent pass rates

Personal Licence Holder Course Contents:

  • Licensing and the Law
  • Children, Young People and Alcohol
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Social Responsibility and You
  • Drug Awareness in the Licensed Trade
  • Conflict in Your Workplace