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Scottish Award for Licensed Premises Staff

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Course Overview

Scottish Award for Licensed Premises Staff (SALPS)

This award fulfils the legislative requirements for all staff selling or serving alcohol in Scotland from 1st September 2009 using an easy-to-follow interactive workbook.

This course is for anyone in a job that involves selling or serving alcohol in licensed premises, other than a Personal Licence holder.

Minimum of 2 hours.

In Company Courses: If you have over 8 learners we will happily come to you to train your staff. For more information and to get your personalised quote please complete our request a call back form and a member of the team will be in contact with you.

Course Content

The course covers 16 topics in order to fulfil statutory requirements:

  • The legal basis of the requirement for the training of staff or serving alcohol
  • Licensing and the licensing objectives
  • The definition of alcohol in the Act
  • What constitutes an unlicensed sale
  • The functions of Licensing Standards Officers
  • The different types of licence conditions
  • National mandatory licence conditions
  • Special provision for clubs
  • Licensed hours
  • Offences under the act
  • Proof of age
  • Test purchasing of alcohol
  • Best practice as regards service and refusing service
  • Units of alcohol and alcoholic strength
  • Sensible drinking limits
  • Good practice in managing conflict situations


Completion of the course and workbook with the Statutory Declaration of Training Received card signed by both the trainer and leaner.

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