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Award for Designated Premises Supervisors

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You can still gain your personal licence with CPL.

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

BIIAB Award for Designated Premises Supervisors (ADPS) Level 2

This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required of Designated Premises Supervisors. It will cover the responsibilities of a DPS outlined in the Licensing Act 2003 and also practical day-to-day issues a DPS may face in running licensed premises.

This 1 day course should be taken by:

  • Anyone named as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) on a premises licence
  • Persons seeking employment or self-employment as a designated premises supervisor
  • Personal licence holders seeking to improve their promotion prospects
  • Existing DPS who want to upgrade their skills and/or have their skills formally recognised

CPL Training provides scheduled ADPS Designated Premises Supervisors courses in Croydon, Birmingham and Manchester throughout the year. For pricing and next course date information please use our request a call back function and a member of the team will contact you.

In Company Courses: If you have over 8 learners we will happily come to you to train your staff. For more information and to get your personalised quote please complete our request a call back form and a member of the team will be in contact with you.

Course Content

There are 2 mandatory units to the ADPS: The Basic Roles and Responsibilities of a DPS in respect of the Licensing Objectives, and the Additional Responsibilities of a DPS Operating either an On-sales or Off-sales Premises.

  • Responsibility of the DPS to carry out a risk assessment in respect of the licensing objectives
  • Measures that promote the four licensing objectives
  • Guidance issued under the Licensing Act 2003
  • Health and safety responsibilities of the DPS
  • Food safety responsibilities of the DPS
  • Weights and measures and consumer protection
  • Tobacco, smoking, solvents, videos and smuggled alcohol and tobacco
  • Young persons
  • Consumption on or near the premises
  • Entertainments that are not 'licensable activities
  • Equal opportunities
  • Dealing with problems


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