Award in Drug Awareness Course (BIIAB)

Course Title
Award in Drug Awareness for Licensed Hospitality Staff

BIIAB Level 2 Award in Drug Awareness for Licensed Hospitality Staff

Course Duration
5.5 Hours

Multiple Choice Exam (Pass Mark 24/30)

Beyond the Blue Training Pass Rate
98.4% (2017)

Course Fee2
£139.00 per learner; No Hidden Extras1, see below for details

Booking Options

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Open Course – Level 2 Award in Drug Awareness

Open drug awareness courses are held in London on set dates for individuals and smaller groups to attend the training. For upcoming drug awareness course dates please call us on 01784 434 392

In-House Course – BIIAB Award in Drug Awareness Course

If you have a group of learners you would like us to deliver the Level 2 Award in Drug Awareness for Licensed Hospitality Staff course to, we offer in-house group courses (min. 6 learners)1 for clients throughout the UK.

The Drug Awareness course can be delivered either at the client’s own workplace or at a training facility we will provide close by. Drug awareness courses are run at the convenience of our clients; including weekends where required.

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Distance Learning Option - BIIAB Award in Drug Awareness

Because regular open BIIAB Level 2 Award in Drug Awareness 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 in Drug Awareness handbook and then attend one of our training centres in order to complete the examination.

Please Book Online >> or call us on 01784 434 392 / 0800 066 55 24 to book a distance learning Drug Awareness exam

Exam Dates & Locations – Regular BIIAB Award in Drug Awareness exam dates are scheduled for the distance learning option. Drug Awareness Exam Dates >>

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Course Fees2– BIIAB Award in Drug Awareness

  • Open Drug Awareness Course - £139.00 per learner – Call 01784 434 392
  • In-House Drug Awareness Course1 - £139.00 per learner; In-House Course Enquiry >>
  • Distance Learning Option – £110.00 per learner; Book Online Now >>

Call us on 01784 434 392 / 0800 066 55 24 to book a Drug Awareness course or to speak with one of our professional consultants; Contact Us >>

Discounts are available for larger groups and repeat bookings.

Free BIIAB Course Handbook - Each learner is sent the BIIAB Award in Drug Awareness course handbook in advance. This allows learners to familiarise themselves with the content and results in better BIIAB Level 2 Drug Awareness examination results.

No Hidden Extras1 - Course Fees include the Drug Awareness course handbook, course materials, tuition, examination & certification.

Course Description – BIIAB Award in Drug Awareness Course

The BIIAB Level 2 Award in Drug Awareness for Licensed Hospitality Staff is a qualification designed for anyone working on licensed premises, to help them identify and minimise the impact of illegal / controlled drugs.

There are in excess of 1 million Cocaine users, 2.5 million Cannabis users, 500,000 Ecstasy users, 250,000 Ketamine users, 400,000 Crack-Cocaine / Heroin addicts and countless others including users of Meth-Amphetamine, Mephedrone and countless ‘legal highs’ / ‘designer drugs’; nowhere in the UK can claim to be entirely drug free.

Licensed premises attract a disproportionate number of illegal drug users and the Licensing Act 2003 makes specific reference to the effect of illegal drugs on licensed premises and the importance of combating their impact, through its ‘Prevention of Crime & Disorder’ licensing objective.

The Award in Drug Awareness is designed to allow professionals working within the sector to recognise and respond to the problems faced by the possession, use and dealing of illegal drugs.

By understanding legislation in relation to the use of illegal drugs on licensed premises, the Award in Drug Awareness allows licence holders and designated premises supervisors to protect their premises licence; by enforcing a zero tolerance policy and implementing proactive prevention strategies.

The qualification provides not only the latest information on the 'drugs scene', but also uncovers the myths and uncomfortable truths which surround the ‘drug culture’ and allows businesses to genuinely strive towards a drug free environment.

The use of our Drug Box during the training, provides a realistic tool to help learners identify the different types of common illegal substances they may encounter in their workplace.

Course Summary – Level 2 Award in Drug Awareness for Licensed Premises Staff The law and trends relating to illegal drugs Drug related legislation Drug problems particular to licensed premises Operational guidelines for devising a drugs strategy Keeping drugs out of licensed premises Public safety issues where drug misuse occurs on licensed premises Guidelines for dealing with drug dealers

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Target Learners – Drug Awareness Course & Qualification

The BIIAB Level 2 Award in Drug Awareness is designed for all staff in the licensed hospitality sector; including pubs, bars, clubs, nightclubs, hotels, restaurants, events, leisure centres and other licensed premises. It is suitable for:

Bar Staff Waiting Staff Managers & Supervisors Event Staff Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS) Security Staff & Door Supervisors Stewards Local Authority Officers and many more…

Assessment Criteria - Level 2 Award in Drug Awareness

The Level 2 Award in Drug Awareness for Licensed Hospitality Staff is assessed via a short 25 minute, 30 question multiple-choice exam; learners must achieve 24/30 in their Drug Awareness exam in order to pass and to be awarded their certificate.

Once completed, drug awareness 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 in Drug Awareness

The Level 2 Award in Drug Awareness qualification is accredited by the BIIAB; on successfully passing the associated examination, learners will receive a BIIAB certificate.

The qualification is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) as a Level 2 qualification.

The BIIAB Drug Awareness qualification is endorsed by the government and recognised by Licensing Authorities across England & Wales. It is accepted as a suitable qualification to demonstrate that staff have been trained to recognise and reduce the impact illegal drug have on the licensed premises.

Choose Beyond the Blue as your Training Provider

Beyond the Blue is recognised as a leader in the field of drug awareness both by existing clients 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 training with us.

We strive to deliver excellence in both the services we supply and the level of service we deliver. We understand that the quality of our training is measured by what our clients think:

  • ‘The course helped me understand how to identify drug users at our club and systems we can implement to reduce the problems we have experienced in the past’ –  Nathan Lewis
  • ‘The course was excellent and having the Drug Box there meant we could see what different drugs look like’ – The New Inn
  • ‘I had very little knowledge about drugs before, so this course was very useful demonstrated the possible impact of drugs on my new business’ – Sarah Jenkins
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For more reasons why Our Clients choose Beyond the Blue as their drug awareness training provider please visit Why Choose Beyond the Blue >>


1In-House courses where the client is located more than 100 miles travel from our offices in Surrey, may be subject to additional fees to cover travel expenses. Travel is undertaken by public transport or car and charged to the client at the cost of the cheapest option. Any additional charges which may apply are always agreed with clients in advance.

2All fees are quoted exclusive of vat at the current rate.

Additional Information

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Page Updated: 20th November 2016