HABC is urging SCPLH holders to undertake their refresher training as soon as possible after fresh concerns were raised about the number completing.
It is a requirement in Scotland that anyone who received a personal licence on or before 1 September 2009 must have completed refresher training by 1 September 2014. However, there are concerns that only a small percentage of those affected have completed this, with some reports suggesting as few as 1200 of the 25,000 licence holders in Scotland having undertaken the training as of March 2014.
The failure to complete refresher training by the deadline could be potentially catastrophic for individuals and businesses, with the Scottish Government insisting that those who do not complete in time will have their licences revoked.
HABC is supporting a campaign by the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism Consultancy (HLTTC) to raise awareness of the issue and a number of initiatives to encourage licensees to complete their training in time.
Highfield has also recently published the Licensing Course Book, which is suitable for both licence holders and educators undergoing refresher training, and can be used as a reference manual once training has been completed.
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