The first cohort of licences issued under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 are due to expire on 1 September 2019, with holders needing to apply to renew their personal licence at least three months before the expiration date.
The Scottish government has confirmed personal licence holders will need to take refresher training to support their renewal application, more about which can be found at: https://www.gov.scot/Publications/2018/08/6715
While trainers do not need to have a licence, they are required to have sat the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licensing Holders (SCPLH) qualification, and undergo refresher training every 5 years, to align with the requirements laid out in the Training Delivery and Assessment Strategy.
It is important to note that the criteria to deliver SCPLH courses are distinct from the criteria to become and continue to be a licence holder. This means that all trainers delivering the SCPLH qualifications must hold a certificate that is no older than 5 years. To be able to continue delivering the SCPLH qualifications, trainers must undergo refresher training and submit their certificate to Highfield.
Highfield has agreed with People 1st that it will give trainers a one-month grace period from 8 August 2018 to make arrangements to take the qualification again.
Any trainer certificates that are due for renewal will display on the homepage of the members’ log-in area on the Highfield Qualifications website 90 days before they lapse.
Once you have your new certificate, submit it to your account manager, who will then update our records.