ADPS Award for Designated Premises Supervisors

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ADPS Award for Designated Premises Supervisors
ADPS Award for Designated Premises Supervisors


BIIAB Level 3 Award

This course prepares you to fulfill the requirements outlined by the Licensing Act, the police, and other regulatory bodies involved in the industry

This Course is available online for training and Exam

ADPS – Award for Designated Premises Supervisors Level 3

The Licensing Act of 2003 created a new role for the licensing industry, that of the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). As well as the everyday tasks and concerns that the DPS will deal with as part of their role the course prepares them to satisfy the requirements outlined by the Licensing Act and also those of the police and other regulatory bodies involved in the industry. The course is essential to those persons named as DPS on a premises licence and will be of interest to Personal Licence holders seeking to improve their promotional prospects.

The DPS Course online is carried out with self-study using the electronic version of the BIIAB handbook. Using the study criteria as outlined by the BIIAB, the learner will answer questions in relation to the course content. An exam will then be carried out remotely when the learner is ready. Contact can be made with a tutor for any clarification or discussion.

What does the Designated Premises Supervisors course comprise of?

The course content covers the core roles and responsibilities of a DPS outlined in the Licensing Objectives and other peripheral issues including:

  • Promoting the Licensing Objectives
  • Health and Safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • Control of Nefarious Substance Use
  • Protection of Children
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Weights & Measures and Consumer Protection
  • Food Safety
  • Tobacco, smoking, solvents, videos, and smuggled alcohol and tobacco
  • Consumption on or near the premises
  • Entertainments that are not 'licensable activities
  • Dealing with problems
You can also do this online course with a tutor led. Contact us on 0330 999 3199 for more information. 


  • On-Demand Course

  • All levels

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the assessment work?

    The assessment will consist of a 50 question multiple choice exam.

  • What qualification am I going to receive?

    BIIAB Level 3 Award for Designated Premises Supervisors (QCF).

About Knight Training (UK) Ltd

Knight Training (UK) Ltd
Knight Training (UK) Ltd
Knight Training is one of the UK's leading Training Centres delivering compliance training courses awarded by the Highfield Awarding Body and the (BIIAB) British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body. The services that we deliver will help you conform with all current legislation. Our constant growth has been achieved as a result of our speedy, competitive and reliable approach to customer service. We are proud to be recognised as an "outstanding" centre with the BIIAB and Highfield with a high learner pass rate with both Awarding bodies. We are one of the largest providers of licensed retail training in the United Kingdom and deliver the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders and the Level 6 SCPLH which you will need if you are to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol. We also act as Licensing Consultants and apply to the Authorities for Premises Licence applications and also Personal Licence applications for many large organisations across the UK. We also deliver all other licensing qualifications needed for the licensed trade including SCPLH (Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders), SCPLHR (Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders Refresher Qualification), ABCQ (Award in Beer and Cellar Quality), How to run a successful pub & ALHO - Award in Licensed Hospitality Operations. We have a large choice of e learning courses and in addition to the above, our training includes all SIA Door Supervision, Upskilling, CCTV Operations, First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work Re-qualification, and Paediatric First Aid, Mental Health and Site safety training such as the SMSTS, SSSTS, H&S awareness etc. For a full list of training courses, please visit the courses page in the menu bar at the top of the page, or browse what is available from the booking form accessible by selecting Book from the menu bar.
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