Learn all about the fascinating and colourful world of licensing law in Scotland, where you’ll find real life examples of how law works in practice.

This qualification covers a vast range of business forms which attract licensing requirements, from the obvious examples of pubs, bars, clubs and off sales, to gambling premises such as betting shops and bingo halls, to second hand card dealerships, large scale entertainment events, late hours catering, taxi and private hire licensing and much more.

Licensing law is an area which touches not just business but family life too, and whilst a highly specialist area of law, is also an extremely rewarding and colourful area to study, learn, and put into practice.

What you'll learn:

  • The history of licensing regulation in Scotland
  • The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 History and Implementation of the Act
  • Licensing Objectives, Board and Forums
  • Premises Licenses
  • The Operating Plan
  • The Licensed Hours and Extensions
  • Personal License and Trade Staff
  • Variations, Transfers, Reviews
  • Licensing Standards Officers
  • Conditions
  • Offences and Conduct
  • The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 and Associated Local authority Licenses
  • The Gambling Act 2005
  • The Private Security Industry Act 2001: SIA Licensing and Employee Conduct
  • Law Affecting Licensed Premises



Find out more
For an informal discussion on how we may help you, contact the Paralegal team on +44 (0)141 225 6700 or email paralegal@clt.scot.

Enrolment Max 18 Months

£1,895 + VAT (Non Members)

£1,495 + VAT (CLT Members)

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Awarded By
Level Experienced / Graduate
Jurisdiction Scotland


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