Online Training Company PLH Online Have Teamed Up With Pearson VUE Test Centres And The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) To Deliver The Scottish Personal Licence Holder Exam In A Secure Electronic Environment
on: March 11, 2010, 3:13 am
PLH Online launched a pioneering e-learning solution to
Personal Licence Holder training in April 2009, and since then have
provided a huge number of employers and individuals across Scotland
with a welcome solution to their licensing training needs.
PLH Online enables users to achieve full certification in accordance with the
Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 or the Licensing (England and Wales) Act 2003. The
modules are fully approved by SQA who are accredited to award the Scottish
Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (Off-Sales and On-Sales) and the QCF Level
2 Award for Personal Licence Holders.
SQA Head of Business Development & Customer Support, Alasdair MacRae said, "SQA are
delighted to be working with PLH Online to deliver our Personal Licence Holder
qualifications through their innovative e-learning system. This will provide
flexibility and choice for our candidates in when and where they undertake the
course, benefits which are key in this busy and diverse industry."
Pearson VUE are the world’s leading computer-based testing company and have the
largest network of owned test centres in the UK. Pearson VUE provide learners with a
secure testing environment and are conveniently located throughout the UK. 80% of
the population (either at home or work) are no more than 20 miles away from their
nearest test centre.
PLH Online has been developed in association with Montpeliers (Edinburgh) Ltd. who
have extensive knowledge of training in the UK licensed trade, and helps managers
become qualified personal licence holders quickly and conveniently. The training can
be purchased and used instantly on-line, and used at a time and a place to suit.
Director Karen Calvert explains "We are extremely pleased with the success of our
Personal Licence Holder training so far. We have attracted customers from a wide
range of businesses across the industry and from all parts of the country. It is
proving to be a very cost effective and practical training solution, and the
feedback on the quality and content of the course itself is fantastic. We are also
appealing to a wide range of age groups proving that e-learning is for everybody."
The training modules - which have been in development for over two years - have been
tailored for both on and off-sales operators in Scotland. PLH Online are now set to
launch the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders in England and Wales in April.
PLH Online reduces training costs, minimises staff shortages and eliminates travel
expenses associated with conventional training. PLH Online helps employees learn in
a more efficient way. Easy-to-follow online modules guide users through the relevant
licensing information in a clear and concise manner.
The modules have been designed in an interactive, imaginative and interesting way
with the use of videos and voiceovers to engage with and retain the learners’
Some learners who may be intimidated by classroom style training find it a much more
appealing and rewarding way to get their PLH qualification, as they can work through
the information at their own pace and in the comfort of their own home.
PLH Online costs £125 + vat per person which includes access to the online training module for a 7 day period, an SQA handbook, the exam plus one free resit, an SQA
The company behind PLH Online, Flow Hospitality Training, also deliver another
hospitality training package called Flow, which consists of 10 online modules
covering all elements of staff training from serving coffee, wine and cocktails to
One of Flow modules, Licensing and Social Responsibility, has been specifically
created to fulfill the staff training requirement of the Licensing Act (Scotland)
2005, offering an effective and convenient way for employers to ensure their
business are fully compliant with licensing regulation and their staff are well
trained, knowledgeable and confident.
Notes for Editors
About Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is the national awarding and
accreditation body in Scotland.
SQA works in partnership with schools, colleges, universities and industry to
provide high quality, flexible and relevant qualifications and assessments -
embedding industry standards where appropriate. We strive to ensure that SQA
qualifications are inclusive, accessible to all, that they provide clear progression
pathways, facilitate lifelong learning and recognise candidate achievement.
There are approximately 1,470 centres approved to offer our range of qualifications.
Our qualifications include:
National Qualifications (including Standard Grade and National Units and Courses at
Access, Intermediate, Higher and Advanced Higher levels)
Skills for Work Courses
Professional Development Awards
National Progression Awards
Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (HNC/HND)
Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs)
Find out more – www.sqa.org.uk
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.co.uk) is the global leader in computer-based testing
for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes
around the world.
Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data
management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure
network of test centres in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson
(NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include
the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.
For further information on PLH Online or Flow, please contact:
Karen Calvert on 0844 445 7119
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or website www.plhonline.co.uk