Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing Course (BIIAB Level 1)
Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing (ARAR)
BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing
Half Day (4.5 Hours)
Multiple Choice Exam (Pass Mark 17/25)3
Beyond the Blue Training Pass Rate
£75.00 per learner; No Hidden Extras, see below for details
- ARAR Distance Learning Option (ARAR Exam in London) - Book Online >>
- For an In-House Responsible Alcohol Retailing 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 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing
Open Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing courses are held in London on set dates for individuals and smaller groups to attend. For upcoming ARAR course dates please call us on 01784 434 392.
Distance Learning Option - BIIAB Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing
Because regular open BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing 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 Responsible Alcohol Retailing 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 ARAR exam or Book your ARAR Exam Online >>
Distance Learning Exam Dates – Regular BIIAB Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing exam dates are scheduled in London - ARAR Exam Dates >>
In-House Course – BIIAB Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing Course
If you have a group of learners you would like us to deliver the Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing course to, we offer in-house group courses (min. 8 learners)2 for clients throughout the UK.
The ARAR course can be delivered either at the client’s own workplace or at a training facility we will provide close by. Responsible alcohol retailing courses are run at the convenience of our clients; including weekends where required. Request More Information About an In-House ARAR Course >>
Course Fees1 – BIIAB Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing
- Open ARAR Course - £75.00 per learner; Call Us on 01784 434 392
- In-House ARAR Course - £75.00 per learner; In-House Course Enquiry >>
- Distance Learning Option – £75.00 per learner; Book Online Now >>
Call Us on 01784 434 392 / 0800 066 55 24 to book a Responsible Alcohol Retailing 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 sent the BIIAB Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing course handbook in advance. This allows learners to familiarise themselves with the content and results in better ARAR examination results.
No Hidden Extras2 - Course Fees include the ARAR course handbook, course materials, tuition, examination & certification. We provide refreshments during our open courses.
Course Description – Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing Course
The BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing is the recognised qualification for front-line staff working on licensed premises, who are authorised to sell alcohol.
In order to sell alcohol in England & Wales individuals must either be a Personal Licence Holder or Authorised by a Personal Licence Holder.
For a Personal Licence Holder to authorise someone to sell alcohol on their behalf, they must train that person to a suitable level. Training records must demonstrate that they understand the legal implications of the sale of alcohol, have the knowledge to promote the licensing objectives and recognise their individual duty to sell alcohol responsibly.
The BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing is a nationally recognised qualification which demonstrates a suitable level of training has been achieved.
The ARAR qualification also affords some protection to the personal licence holder, designated premises supervisor (DPS) and premises licence holders by strengthening the defence of due diligence in relation to the actions of their employees; where future prosecutions or a premises licence review may affect continued operations and / or result in significant financial penalties.
Sale of Alcohol to Young People - In this vital area, the responsible alcohol retailing course examines our unique 5 step process to prevent underage sales, which works in conjunction with your Challenge 21 / Challenge 25 policy; when properly enforced this provides a safeguard against test purchases carried out by the Police and Weights & Measures (Trading Standards) officers.
Download the BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing Information Leaflet (pdf document)
Course Summary – Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing • What is alcohol and how does it affect us? • Licensing law • Protection of children • Social responsibilities • Recognising drunkenness and your duty not to serve • Dealing with alcohol-related crime and conflict •
Target Learners – Responsible Alcohol Retailing Course & Qualification
The BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing is designed for all front-line staff selling alcohol on licensed premises. It delivers an understanding of the fundamentals of selling alcohol responsibly and is suitable for:
• Bar Staff • Waiters / Waitresses • Supervisors • Licensed Shop Staff • Event Staff • Contract Caterers • Restaurant Employees • Café Staff • Supermarket Cashiers • Local Authority Officers • and many more…
Assessment Criteria - Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing
The Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing is assessed via a short 30 minute, 25 question multiple-choice exam; learners must achieve 17/253 in their ARAR exam in order to pass and to be awarded their certificate.
3Please note; the first three questions are mandatory and all must be answered correctly, if any of the first three questions are answered incorrectly the exam is marked as a fail. The first three mandatory questions are based on the core aspects of the Licensing Act 2003.
Once completed, responsible alcohol retailing 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 Responsible Alcohol Retailing
The Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing qualification is accredited by the BIIAB; on successfully passing the associated examination, learners will receive a BIIAB ARAR certificate.
The qualification is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) as a level 1 qualification.
The ARAR qualification is endorsed by the government and recognised by Licensing Authorities across England & Wales; it is accepted as suitable qualification to demonstrate that front-line staff have been trained to an appropriate level to be authorised to sell alcohol on licensed premises.
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.
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 2 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors (ADPS) Course • Licensing Consultancy Service • Personal License Application Service • Premises Licence Application Service • Personal Licence Information • Useful Resources & Downloads •
Page Updated: 4th January 2019