ALPS (Award for Licensed Premises Staff)

ALPS is aimed at bar and counter staff working in licensed premises. The course provides an understanding of the responsibility to sell alcohol lawfully and responsibly, explaining the basics of licensing law, which licences are required to sell alcohol, which activities are licensable and what the licensing objectives are. The course focuses on the importance of responsible retailing and not selling alcohol to underage customers or to people who are drunk.

Course details

Duration: 60 mins

Course type: eLearning

Number of candidates: 1 per licence

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the licensing objectives
  • Awareness of the definition of alcohol and the Licensing Act 2003
  • Authorise staff to make alcohol sales
  • Identify the signs of alcohol over-consumption
  • Recognise best practice in resolving conflict
  • Define ‘alcohol’ and explain its effect on the human body
  • Recognise drinking patterns that may cause harm to the individual
  • Calculate the units of alcohol in a drink using the ABV
  • Outline licensing law and list the four licensing objectives
  • State the responsibilities of both the Personal Licence Holder and Premises Licence Holder
  • State the penalties for selling alcohol to children
  • Outline Age Verification Policy and the principles of Challenge 21 and Challenge 25
  • Use effective communication to request proof of age
  • Describe responsible retailing strategies with regards to alcohol promotions
  • Outline the mandatory conditions for the sale of alcohol from on-sale and off-sale premises
  • Recognise the signs of drunkenness and state the penalties for serving alcohol to somebody who is drunk
  • Recognise the signs of alcohol-related crime on licensed premises, to ensure it can be dealt with quickly and efficiently

Who needs this qualification?

The ALPS course is aimed at bar and counter staff working in licensed premises

Why is this training important?

To provide an understanding of the responsibility to sell alcohol lawfully.

Assessment type

Upon completion of the course, learners will complete an end of learning assessment consisting of 20 questions.

70% of the questions will need to be answered correctly in order to pass and receive a certificate.

eLearning is purchased on an individual cost per licence basis and one licence is needed per candidate that you require to be trained. Licences can be pre purchased as part of one of our bundles. To view our bundles visit our Training page.