SALPS is designed to assist you in understanding your responsibilities as a personal license holder, covering the legal basis of the required training of staff selling or serving alcohol under the Licensing Scotland Act 2005. The course also provides good practise in managing conflict situations and the standard of service.
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LICENSING (SCOTLAND) ACT 2005
TRAINING OF STAFF IN LICENSED
PREMISES – A CONSULTATION ON
SUMMARY OF RESPONSES
1. Thank you to all who responded to the consultation on draft regulations concerning
training of staff working in licensed premises.
2. The proposals on training for staff were developed with the assistance of the Training
Advisory Group. This group was established by the Scottish Executive to develop proposals
on training based on a national training framework developed by the National Licensing
3. The Training Advisory Group was chaired by Jack Law, Chief Executive of Alcohol
Focus Scotland and comprised representatives from licensed trade associations, Licensing
Boards, and awarding bodies.
4. The Group recommended that staff working in licensed premises should be required
to undergo mandatory training and the areas the training should cover should be set out in
regulations. All premises should also be required to keep a record for training undertaken by
their staff and this record should be available for inspection on the premises at all times.
5. The Government consulted on a draft of the proposed regulations between April and
June 2007. 21 responses were received. The responses can be viewed on the Scottish
Government’s website, (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/08/30121748/0).
This report sets out a summary of the main issues raised in the consultation (Annex A), along
with the Government’s response to these (Annex B).
7. The Cabinet Secretary for Justice has now approved the proposed framework for
training of staff which has been set out in regulations which have now been made and were
laid before Parliament on 3 September. The regulations will come into force on 1 February
2008. This will allow the licensed trade a period of 19 months (1 February 2008 – 1
September 2009). To ensure all staff have undertaken the necessary training for the coming
onto force of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 on 1 September 2009.