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BIIAB Level 3 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors


A Designated Premises Supervisor is the person who has day to day responsibility for a licensed premises and is responsible for authoring the alcohol sales.  This qualification has been designed to allow learners to obtain and then demonstrate the knowledge related to the roles and responsibilities of a Designated Premises Supervisor working within the Licensed Retail sector. The qualification covers good practices and legal requirements relevant to the role at Level 3.

Following feedback from the Licensed Retail sector BIIAB conducted a review of the existing Level 2 BIIAB Award for Designated Premises Supervisor (500/3634/8). This qualification has been produced in conjunction with industry and current providers and has been moved to level 3 to better reflect the current skills and knowledge required by Designated Premises Supervisors. It has reduced content overlapping with other existing qualifications, will provide a progression route for learners who have achieved the APLH and is fit for purpose for the current role of the Designated Premises Supervisor.  


One day


The course covers the following topics:

  • the function and significance of the Designated Premises Supervisor

  • how to carry out operational risk assessments in respect of the licensing objectives

  • the measures that promote the licensing objectives

  • the responsibility to comply with conditions attached to the premises licence

  • the measures that can be applied when dealing with problems

  • the main implications of equality legislation

  • the requirements of other legislation and the application of good practice to the operation of licensed premises


Assessment: 50 Multiple Choice Questions

Qualification Title: BIIAB Level 3 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors

Level: 3 

QN: 603/3735/7

Credit: 1

Part of an apprenticeship: No