Award for Designated Premises Supervisors / DPS Course (BIIAB Level 2)
Award for Designated Premises Supervisors / ADPS
BIIAB Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors
1 Day (09.30 – 16.30)
Multiple Choice Exam (Pass Mark 24/30)
Beyond the Blue Training Pass Rate
£139.00 per learner; No Hidden Extras2, see below for details
- ADPS Distance Learning Option (DPS Exam in London) - Book Online >>
- For an In-House Designated Premises Supervisor Course at your workplace - Complete an Enquiry Form >>
- Call 01784 434 392 or 0800 066 55 24 to talk to a member of our professional team of licensing consultants.
Online bookings use the Secure Payment Platform SagePay >>
Open Course – Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors
Open designated premises supervisor (DPS) courses are held in London on set dates for individuals and smaller groups to attend the DPS training. For upcoming designated premises supervisor course dates please call us on 01784 434 392
Because regular open BIIAB Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors courses may not always be scheduled, we have made a distance learning option available.
The distance learning option requires learners to perform ‘open learning’ from the Award for Designated Premises Supervisors handbook and then attend one of our training centres in order to complete the examination.
Please call us on 01784 434 392 / 0800 066 55 24 to book a distance learning ADPS exam in London or Book your DPS Exam Online >>
Distance Learning Exam Dates - Regular BIIAB Award for Designated Premises Supervisors exam dates are scheduled in London. DPS Exam Dates >>
In-House Course – Award for Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS)
If you have a group of learners you would like us to deliver the Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors course to, we offer in-house group courses (min. 6 learners) for clients throughout the UK.
The ADPS course can be delivered either at the client’s own workplace or at a training facility we will provide close by. ADPS courses are run at the convenience of our clients; including weekends where required.
Course Fees1 – BIIAB Award for Designated Premises Supervisors
- Open DPS Course - £139.00 per learner; Call us on 01784 434 392
- In-House ADPS Course - £139.00 per learner; In-House DPS Course Enquiry Form >>
- Distance Learning Option – £110.00 per learner; Book Online Now >>
Call us on 01784 434 392 / 0800 066 55 24 to book a DPS course or to speak with one of our professional licensing consultants; Contact Us >>
Discounts are available for larger groups and repeat bookings
Free BIIAB Course Handbook - Each learner is emailed the BIIAB Award for Designated Premises Supervisors course handbook in advance. This allows learners to familiarise themselves with the content and results in better ADPS examination results.
No Hidden Extras2 - Course Fees include the ADPS course handbook, course materials, tuition, examination & certification. We provide refreshments during our open courses, learners should make their own arrangements for lunch.
Course Description – Award for Designated Premises Supervisors Course
The BIIAB 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 Vary a Premises Licence to Specify an Individual as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) >>
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 Unlimited 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 carry out their responsibilities as a DPS in a professional manner and uphold the objectives outlined in the Licensing Act 2003.
There is no stipulation in the Licensing Act which determines how often a DPS should be present at their licensed premises over any specified period. However an increasing number of licensing authorities look unfavourably or will not accept, someone who is not intimately involved with the running of the licensed premises assuming the position of DPS.
Download the BIIAB Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors Information Leaflet (pdf document)
Course Summary – Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors / ADPS • 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 • Compliance •
Target Learners –DPS Course & ADPS Qualification
The BIIAB 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…
Assessment Criteria - Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors
The Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors is assessed via a short 30 minute, 30 question multiple-choice exam; learners must achieve 24/30 in their DPS exam in order to pass and to be awarded their ADPS certificate.
Once completed, DPS exam papers are returned to the BIIAB to be marked. We aim to inform learners of their results within 48 hours of their examination.
Qualification Accreditation – Award for Designated Premises Supervisors
The Level 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors qualification is accredited by the BIIAB; on successfully passing the associated examination, learners will receive a BIIAB ADPS certificate.
The qualification is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) as a level 2 qualification and is endorsed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
The Award for Designated Premises Supervisors is recognised by Licensing Authorities across England & Wales in support of applications for the position of DPS.
Choose Beyond the Blue as your Training Provider
Beyond the Blue is recognised as a leader in the field, both by our extensive existing client base, local authorities and industry bodies alike.
Beyond the Blue is a ‘BIIAB Grade 1 Accredited Training Centre’; the BIIAB describe Grade 1 as ‘demonstrating outstanding quality procedures’.
We have exceptionally high pass rates for all our BIIAB accredited courses. Throughout 2017 we had a 98.4% Pass Rate for learners attending BIIAB accredited training with us.
We have made Client Testimonials and Recent Learner Feedback from Our Existing Clients available on this website.
Appointing a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
For a person to be appointed in the position of Designated Premises Supervisor they must first hold a Personal Licence; the ADPS qualification does not entitle the holder to apply for a personal licence.
An applicant for a personal licence must hold the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) qualification. For this reason we always recommend learners should attend the APLH Course prior to the ADPS course.
For more information please visit Variation of a Premises Licence to Specify an Individual as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) >>
For further details please Contact Us or call us on 01784 434 392 / 0800 066 55 24 to speak with one of our professional licensing consultants.
1All fees are exclusive of vat at the current rate.
2In-House Courses - Where travel of more than 100 miles from our offices in Surrey is required, services may be subject to additional fees to cover travel expenses. Travel is undertaken by public transport or car and charged to the client at cost. Where overnight stays are required, these are also charged out at cost.
Additional fees which may be incurred, are agreed with the client in advance.
Download our ‘Training the Licensed Retail Sector’ Information Leaflet (pdf document)
• BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders / APLH Course • BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing • Licensing Consultancy Service • Personal License Application Service • Premises Licence Application Service • Personal Licence Information • Useful Resources & Downloads •
Page Updated: 4th January 2018