Award for Designated Premises Supervisors Course
Why Should I do this Course? And What Will I Get from it?
The Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors qualification is designed for anyone who holds the position of Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) on licensed premises or who is planning to submit an application to become one.
The Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors qualification is suitable for anyone who holds a supervisory or managerial position on licensed premises. It provides an in-depth understanding of licensing regulation and is suitable for:
• Pubs • Bars • Night Clubs • Private Members Clubs • Licensed Café’s • Hotels • Leisure Centres • Events Companies • Restaurants • Off-Licenses • Licensed Shops • Supermarkets • Local Authority Officers • Police Licensing Officers • and many more.
Alcohol may not be sold on any premises unless a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) is appointed. The sale of alcohol without the appointed DPS carries a maximum penalty on conviction of a £20,000 fine and / or 6 months imprisonment.
The Designated Premises Supervisor is responsible for the ‘day-to-day running of the premises’ and they are prescribed as the ‘single point of accountability’.
The Designated Premises Supervisor is responsible and legally accountable for the licensable activities taking place on that premises. This means that the DPS will often be liable for penalties and / or large fines for non-compliance or unauthorised licensable activities.
The DPS course is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to successfully complete the examination and to carry out their responsibilities as a DPS in a professional manner and uphold the objectives outlined in the Licensing Act 2003.
What will the Course Syllabus include?
- Roles and responsibilities of the designated premises supervisor
- Licensable activities
- Crime and disorder
- Public nuisance
- Public safety
- Protection of children from harm
- Relevant legislation
- Risk assessment
How will I be assessed?
- 30 question multiple-choice examination paper.
- Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 24 out of 30.
- Examination duration – 30 minutes.
Guided learning hours for this unit are 10 hours.