Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)

The Award for Designated Premises Supervisors is built around the responsibilities of the Designated Premises Supervisor, with a focus on management strategies and leglislation. The course also covers the relationships between licensed premises, responsible authorities and local people under the Licensing Act 2003.

Course: Award for Designated Premises Supervisors level 3

Duration: Single day (9:00am-5:30pm)

Awarded by: OFQUAL approved awarding body

Course fee:£240.00

Fees inclusive of VAT and official application costs. No extra charges.

Booking Information

Call 0845 388 5472 to book.

Course Content:

Risk assessment responsibility

Promotion of the licensing objectives

Health and safety responsibility

Food safety

Weights and measures and consumer protection

Tobacco, smokings, solvents and smuggled goods

Young persons

Entertainments that are not licensable activities

Equal opportunities

Dealing with problems

The role of the Designated Premises Supervisor

By law, every venue operating under a premises licence must have a single named Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), recorded on the licence. This person must hold a personal licence. For his/her premises, the DPS is the single point of contact for the police and licensing authority. The DPS has a wide range of legal responsibilities, including: ensuring that licensable activities are carried out lawfully, co-operating with licensing authorities in promoting the four licensing objectives, carrying out a risk assessment and assisting in the prevention of crime, violence, disorder and anti-social behaviour in and around the premises.

Are you a personal licence holder?

A person must hold a personal licence to be named the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). As such, a prospective DPS must achieve the APLH/SCPLH qualifiction and submit a personal licence application.

The Award for Designated Premises Supervisors level 3 is not a mandatory qualification for a DPS. Rather, it is a beneficial qualification for an individual responsible for:

  • a busy premises, such as a city bar
  • a premises at particular risk of crime or disorder
  • a large commercial premises, such as a conference centre or theatre
  • a multi-function premises

The qualification is also advantageous for relief managers.

About our training venues:

Accessible venues in close proximity to major transport connections
We only hold DPS training courses in London, Manchester and Birmingham please call us for dates.

Candidates should note that the course includes a lunch break, and will need to take a packed lunch or make suitable provisions.