Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing
Why Should I do this Course? And What Will I Get from it?
This course was developed in order to meet the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003. It is essential that staff authorised to sell alcohol have a sound knowledge and understanding of the law under the Licensing Act 2003.
The Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing provides training in the legal background to current legislation, the importance and consequence of not serving alcohol to those under-age or those already drunk, as well as an understanding of best practice in all sectors of licensed retail.
The course incorporates critical topics relating to the Licensing Act 2003, delivered to a syllabus approved by government. This will enable candidates to gain an understanding of crucial aspects of the law with regards the licensed trade, demonstrating management commitment to meeting the licensing objectives in line with current legislation.
Candidates who obtain this qualification will demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility, providing a basis from which the individual can develop within their chosen career path. Additionally, candidates will be made fully aware of their responsibilities when selling alcohol, helping to improve and make safer their working environment.
What will the Course Syllabus include?
Candidates will be provided with a comprehensive course handbook, which covers all aspects of the syllabus, prior to the course commencing.
The Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing covers the following topics:
- The nature of alcohol and the effect that it has on the human body
- The main issues in the Licensing Act 2003 as they relate to alcohol retailers and servers
- Licensing law in relation to the protection of children from harm
- The social responsibilities relating to the retail sale of alcohol
- How to recognise drunkenness, and an individual’s duty not to serve drunk customers
- Appropriate strategies that can be adopted to prevent or eliminate alcohol-related crime and conflict; and the importance of personal safety
How will I be assessed?
- 25 question multiple-choice examination paper.
- Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 17 out of 25.
- Examination duration – 30 minutes.
Guided learning hours for this unit are 10 hours.