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BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing


This qualification enables candidates to understand the main points of licensing law.
Recognise the responsibilities associated with the retail sale of alcohol and understand their duties concerning under-age sales and serving persons who are drunk. This qualification also supports the designated premises supervisor to retail alcohol responsibly on their licensed premises.


One day


The qualification covers the following areas:

  • The nature of alcohol and the effect that it has on the human body.

  • The main issues in the 2003 Licensing Act 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 your 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.

Assessment: An exam in two parts

  • Section one:  Three questions: pass mark 100%

  • Section two: 22 questions

Recommended Training Materials: BIIAB Handbook in Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing

Qualification title: BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing

Level: 1

QN: 500/7744/2

Credit: 1

Part of an apprenticeship: No

Regulation purpose: B. Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and skills in a subject area

Regulation sub purpose: B1. Prepare for further learning or training. B2. Develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area.