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How Personal Licence Holder Training Works

Our online Personal Licence Holder training modules are fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) who are authorised to issue both APLH (England and Wales) and SCPLH (Scotland) certificates. Our licensing training is designed for both hospitality and retail sectors with separate modules for on sales and off sales operators. The personal licence holder training modules are designed to the highest quality guiding the individual carefully through the content in an imaginative, interesting and interactive way.

For those resident in Scotland there is government funding available to cover the full cost of our Personal Licence Holder training.

Our Interactive Personal Licence Holder Online Training

Once purchased the licensing training can be supplied instantly online. For each module ordered you will be able to set up training for yourself and your staff and we will provide full instructions on how to access and perform the training and exam. All users will also receive a printed handbook that contains all the information needed to pass the exam.

Once accessed, the licensing training modules can be worked through at a time and place that suits the individual.

The Personal Licence Holder training covers all licensing training requirements for the Licensing Act 2003 or the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.


The licence holder exam is online too and sat in a Pearson VUE Test Centre. Pearson VUE are the world's leading computer-based testing company and have the largest network of owned test centres in the UK.

Pearson VUE provide learners with a secure testing environment and are conveniently located throughout the UK. Pearson VUE are best known to the public as the hosts of the DVLA Driving Theory Test. 80% of the population (either at home or work) are no more than 20 miles away from their nearest test centre.

The APLH and SCPLH exams can be sat at your convenience by simply booking your time and date direct with Pearson VUE.

You will be notified of the outcome of the examination at the test centre on completion and if successful an APLH/SCPLH certificate will be sent to you directly by SQA, within approximately 2 weeks of your exam. 

Please note to sit the exam you will be required to present a current valid passport or a current valid UK photocard driving licence (full or provisional) at the test centre reception. If you do not have either of these forms of ID you can make other arrangements via our helpdesk on 0844 445 7119 or . This must be done prior to your exam.

Any Questions? 

As well as a list of FAQ's we have an helpline available should you have any queries about using PLH Online. Contact us on  or 0844 445 7119.

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How to Purchase

PLH Scotland (Scottish Certificate for Personal License Holders)

SCPLH training based on the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Purchase PLH Scotland Online Training and Exam


PLH England & Wales (Level 2 Award for Personal License Holders QCF)

APLH (formerly known as NCPLH) training based on the Licensing Act 2003

BPurchase PLH England & Wales Online Training and Exam 


If you are purchasing high quantity levels please contact us to discuss account facilities and potential discounts.

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