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Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing

BIIAB - Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing


What is the BIIAB Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing?


BIIAB has developed the BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing to meet industry-wide training requirements to demonstrate commitment to responsible alcohol retailing.


This qualification provides essential knowledge and understanding of the responsibilities of alcohol retailers authorised by a personal licence holder to sell alcohol. It will enable those who complete the qualification to act within the law to support the designated premises supervisor to retail alcohol responsibly on their licensed premises.


The BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing provides additional protection to licensed premises operators and candidates alike as it contains 3 mandatory questions that ensure that every candidate fully understands the legislation concerning underage sales, serving persons who are drunk and the licensing objectives.


What does the qualification cover?


The nature of alcohol and the effect that it has on the human body

The main issues in the 2003 Licensing Act as they relate to alcohol retailers and servers

Licensing law in relation to the protection of children from harm

The social responsibilities relating to the retail sale of alcohol

How to recognise drunkenness, and your duty not to serve drunk customers

Appropriate strategies that can be adopted to prevent or eliminate alcohol-related crime and conflict and the importance of personal safety


Who is the Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing for?


The BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing is designed for anyone who works on licensed retail premises who is, or likely to be, involved in the sale of alcohol including


bar staff

supermarket cashiers


licensed shop cashiers

in any licensed premises including:





licensed shops


convenience stores

licensed retail stores

sports and social clubs

entertainment venues


leisure parks


And any other premises where alcohol is sold.


How is the qualification delivered?


The BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing has been designed to be delivered in less than a day and includes a short multiple-choice examination. A comprehensive handbook, presented in an easy-to-follow format, supports the qualification and covers all the information required to complete the examination.


The examination consists of 25 multiple-choice questions, three of which are compulsory. To pass the examination candidates must answer the three compulsory questions in section one correctly and 14 out of 22 in section two correctly.


This one day course includes a multiple-choice examination and costs £95.00 plus VAT per candidate which includes examination fee, handbook, and certificate (upon successful completion of examination)


We are also able to visit your premises to deliver the qualification to your staff (subject to minimum fees, please call to discuss your requirements)


Please note that you cannot use this qualification as part of an application for a Personal Licence. The qualification accepted as part of a Personal Licence application is the BIIAB APLH.


If you would like to enrol on the ARAR course please contact Sara on 01507 477481 or download and complete the enrolment form and post to our offices with a cheque payable to 'Kurnia' for the sum of £109.25 per candidate. Upon receipt we shall forward confirmation of your enrolment, course details and handbook.


As course dates are continually being added please call Kurnia for the dates of forthcoming courses.


We are also able to deliver the ARAR, and other BIIAB qualifications, at your premises anywhere in the UK.


For details and a quotation please contact Michael Kheng on 07971 841273.