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Award for Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS)

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In light of the on-going situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone our face-to-face courses. However, you can still complete your training and gain your qualification with a fully online experience. Choose your course from the selection below, and we will do the rest.

Course Overview


The BIIAB Award for Designated Premises Supervisors is a nationally recognised qualification developed in conjunction with local government, the police and industry and is recommended for both existing designated premises supervisors, and those who may be required to take up this post in the future, working in any type of licensed premises.

Who is the course for?

Designed for those responsible for the day-to-day management of licensed premises and who, in line with the Licensing Act 2003, provide the single point of accountability for those premises.

Course Benefits

It will provide an understanding of the DPS role and the responsibilities both within the Licensing Act 2003 and other regulatory issues in addition to those covered in the Act. It addresses the practical day-to-day issues involved in running a licensed premises.

Course Content

  • 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.


Assessment is by a multiple choice examination.

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