Designated premises supervisors course

Designated premises supervisors course


Designated premises supervisors

Who is the qualification for?

The Government considers it essential that Police Officers, Fire Officers or Officers of the Licensing Authority can identify immediately the Designated premises supervisors DPS as a person in a position of authority at any premises selling or supplying alcohol. This should have the positive outcome that any licensing problems arising at the premises can be dealt with swiftly by engaging with this key individual.

  • pubs and bars
  • hotels and restaurants
  • off-licences, supermarkets  and convenience stores
  • sports and social clubs
  • nightclubs and  entertainment establishments and any other venue or site where alcohol is sold.

The course syllabus includes:

  • the roles and responsibilities of the designated premises supervisor
  • the licensable activities carried out in licensed premises
  • the requirements of legislation and best practice to support the four licensing objectives
  • how to conduct a risk assessment, and how it is used to underpin the operating schedule
  • the relationship between the operating schedule and management controls.
  • Understand good practice to follow after physical interventions


What does the assessment involve?

The Designated Premises Licence Supervisors course takes one day and includes a 30 min  multi choice paper based examination

How long is the training course, where can I take it, and how much will it cost?

Candidates should have achieved the BIIAB Level 2 APLH, or possess equivalent knowledge prior to taking the BIIAB Level 2 ADPS.  The BIIAB Level 2 ADPS has been designed to be deliverable in one day (although longer tuition or self-study options may be available) followed by a short multiple-choice examination. A comprehensive handbook presented in an easy-to-follow format, supports the qualification and covers all the information needed for the examination

The Designated premises supervisors one course cost £160

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