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British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body – Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing

British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body – Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing
Hills Licensing is a recognised centre to deliver approved British Institute of Innkeeping Awarding Body (BIIAB) qualifications including the Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing (ARAR).  The qualification enables candidates to:
·         Understand the basics of licensing law
·         Recognise their responsibilities as a retailer of alcohol
·         Recognise their duties concerning the sale of alcohol to persons who are drunk and/or under age
·         Support the Designated Premises Supervisor and other Personal Licence Holders to retail alcohol responsibly
By ensuring that your staff undertake this course the certificate can be evidence of good “due diligence” and training and also demonstrates a commitment to responsible alcohol retailing:
In addition the qualification covers other areas of responsible alcohol retailing including:
·         The nature of alcohol and the effect it has on the human body
·         The main points of the Licensing Act 2003 as they relate to alcohol retailers and servers
·         Licensing law and the protection of children from harm
·         The social responsibilities associated with the retail sale of alcohol
·         How to recognise drunkenness, and an individual’s duty not to serve drunk customers
·         How licensed premises can help to prevent or eliminate alcohol-related crime and conflict
·         The importance of personal safety.
The ARAR is aimed at the following types of staff:
·         bar and waiting staff
·         supermarket cashiers
·         cashiers in any other shop selling alcohol
·         staff in any licensed premises including pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and convenience stores, casinos, nightclubs, sports and social clubs, leisure parks and any other premises where alcohol is sold.
The qualification is designed to be delivered in less than a day (3-4 hours) and includes a short multiple choice examination at the end of the course.   A comprehensive handbook, presented in an easy-to-follow format, supports the qualification and covers all the information required to complete the examination.
The exam has two parts – section one – three questions (pass mark 100% – 3 out of 3, section two – twenty two questions (pass mark 64% – 14 out of 22)
For further information regarding this course and course dates please contact Sally at Hills Licensing by email: