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2 Hours Licensing Training for Staff

It is a legal requirement under Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 that all staff who sell or serve alcohol must undertake a minimum of 2 hours licensing training.

The Act is very clear on what must be covered - a schedule on training lists 16 required area.  This course will give you an understanding of the Law and the responsibilities of anyone who serves or sells alcohol.  It covers the effects of alcohol on health and society, as well as key people skills for working in licensed premises.

Training Matters to be covered:

  • The legal basis of the requirement for the training of staff
  • The licensing objectives
  • The definition of 'alcohol' in the Act
  • What constitutes an unlicensed sale
  • The functions of Licensing Standard Officers, including their powers of entry
  • The nature of an operation plan and its place in the licensing system
  • The different types of premises licence conditions under section 27 of the Act
  • Special provision for clubs under section 125 of the Act
  • Licensed hours under Part 5 of the Act
  • Offences under the Act, particularly those involving persons under the age of 18
  • Proof of age under sections 102 and 108 of the Act and the Sale of Alcohol to Children and Young Persons Regulations 2007
  • Test purchasing of alcohol under section 105(2) of the Act
  • Best practices as regards standards of service and refusing service
  • Units of alcohol and the relationships between units and the strength of different alcoholic drinks
  • The sensible drinking limits for males and females recommended by the British Medical Association 
  • Good practice in managing conflict situations


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