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BIIAB Level 3 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS) Course

BIIAB Level 3 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS) Course

Alcohol can not be sold on any licensed premises unless a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) is appointed. If alcohol is sold on a licensed premises without an appointed DPS each sale would be illegal and carries a maximum penalty of an unlimited fine and / or 6 months imprisonment.

The responsibility and legally accountability for any licensable activities taking place on a licensed premises falls on the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). Bearing this in mind, it is vitally important that the DPS knows what is expected of them as  the DPS will 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 carry out their responsibilities as a DPS

Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS) Course Summary

The Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS) Course was developed in conjunction with local government, the police and the industry, to support the new post of designated premises supervisor (DPS) created by the Licensing Act 2003.

It is designed to provide designated premises supervisors with an understanding of their role and the responsibilities both within the Licensing Act 2003, and other regulatory issues in addition to those covered in the Act. The qualification also addresses the practical day-to-day issues involved in running a licensed premises.


One day


The course covers the following topics:

Roles and responsibilities of the designated premises supervisor
Licensable activities
Crime and disorder, public nuisance and public safety
Protection of children from harm
Other legislation
Risk assessment

Assessment: 50 Question multiple choice exam.

You can test your knowledge and get an idea of what is involved in the The Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS) exam by trying our DPS mock exam

This course is delivered in two formats

DPS Distance learning

No need to spend all day in class. We can provide you with the whole course content, workbook and online tutor support. Complete the course at your own pace and attend one of our training centres throughout the UK to sit the DPS examination.

DPS course at your own venue

If you would like class based learning we can come to you.

Call us today on 08000 786 056 to find book your place or request a call back using the form on the right and we’ll call you.

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