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ALPS (Award for Licensed Premises Staff) Online Course

14.9900 2023-12-30 MTA011 14.9900
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The ALPS course is aimed at bar and counter staff working in licensed premises. It provides an understanding of the responsibility to sell alcohol lawfully and responsibly, explaining the basics of licensing law.

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  • Course Type E-Learning
  • Course Duration 60 Minutes
  • Course Access 12 Months
  • Awarded By The CPD Standard Office
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The ALPS course is aimed at bar and counter staff working in licensed premises. It provides an understanding of the responsibility to sell alcohol lawfully and responsibly, explaining the basics of licensing law.

Course Description

The ALPS (Award for Licensed Premises Staff) online course is aimed at bar and counter staff working in licensed premises. It 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.

Completing this course is the perfect way to prove your knowledge. The certificate achieved is fully registered with the CPD Standards Office and endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality and BIIAB.

You don’t need to have any previous manual handling training to do this course.

In order to complete this course, you must achieve 70% or more in the final multiple-choice quiz. 

Aims of this course 

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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

Why train with us?

  • 100% Pass Rate.
  • Takes just 60 minutes to complete.
  • Full audio voiceover 
  • Free Retakes.
  • Study online from anywhere, at your own pace.
  • Download and print your accredited CPD certificate on successful completion.

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We’re so certain that you’ll get great value from our ALPS course that we offer a 14 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Our students frequently recommend our courses to their friends, family and colleagues, so it’s vitally important to us that you are 100% satisfied with the service you receive from My Training Academy.

If you’re not entirely satisfied, then you will receive a full refund.

Click the “Add to Basket” button to book your course today.

Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 0808 175 1269 to make an enquiry.

Who is this course for?

The ALPS course is aimed at bar and counter staff working in licensed premises. It provides an understanding of the responsibility to sell alcohol lawfully and responsibly, explaining the basics of licensing law.

Course Assessment Process

Assessment: 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.

Endorsement(s): Institute of Hospitality and BIIAB.

Accreditation: CPD awarding body.

Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0808 175 1269. We're happy to help!


Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s.

For the best viewing experience on our state-of-the-art eLearning platform we recommend an internet connection of 10Mbps or better. Please also use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser with Adobe Flash Player.

Looking for more information?
What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into bite-sized modules. You're free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each section, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web-based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers and most tablet devices etc. so you can even study while on the move! As long as you have access to the internet, you should be able to study anywhere that's convenient.

Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all the modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken at a time and location of your choosing.

What if I don't pass the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time then you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.

How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the entire program is likely to take around 2-4 hours to work through initially, but you may want to allow more time to repeat some areas. You should allow an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test
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Course Outline

This ALPS course is organized into the following modules.

Module 1 – What is alcohol and how does it affect us?

In this module, you will learn about:

  • The definition of alcohol
  • Alcohol and the brain
  • Binge drinking and chronic drinking
  • How the human body eliminates alcohol
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)

Module 2 – Licensing law

In this module, you will learn:

  • The licensing objectives for England and Wales
  • Responsibilities of the Personal Licence Holder
  • Responsibilities of the DPS
  • What a TEN is
  • What an operating schedule is

Module 3 – Protection of children

In this module, you will learn about:

  • Penalties for selling alcohol to children
  • Sale of age-restricted products
  • The law in relation to test purchasing
  • Age verification
  • Exceptions

Module 4 – Your social responsibilities

In this module, you will learn about:

  • Mandatory conditions
  • Responsible consumption of alcohol in relation to drink-driving
  • Reducing the risk of crime
  • Smoking on premises

Module 5 – Your duty not to serve

In this module, you will learn about:

  • The duty to refuse service
  • Recognising drunkenness
  • Fixed penalty notices
  • Current fines
  • Removing disorderly persons

Module 6 – Dealing with alcohol-related crime and conflict

In this module, you will learn about:

  • Indicators of potential conflict
  • Drug-related activity
  • Security and procedures
  • The role of door security
  • Crime scene preservation
Training Features

E-Learning Format

This eLearning is accessed through a dedicated learner portal. Your course material is presented in an interactive and easy to follow presentation enabling you to study at your own pace.

The course is divided into simple sections with a short quiz at the end of each to test your knowledge. Once you have progressed through each of the course sections you can complete an end of course quiz which consists of multiple-choice questions based on the material that you have studied.

Once you have passed the course you can download your fully accredited CPD certificate (PDF format) directly from your learning account.

Test Retakes

If you don't pass the first time, don't worry, you can resist the test as many times as required - until you pass.

New – Translation Feature

Our state-of-the-art e-learning portal now offers translation features. Making learning across countries easy with automatic language translation – available in 75 popular international languages. Allowing learners to study in their preferred language. 

Payment Options

For purchases of 1 to 9 user enrolments select the number of users you require and add the course to your shopping basket by selecting Add to Basket. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a PayPal account. Once payment is confirmed, we’ll process your order and email your course login instructions.

For a licence for 10 or more user enrolments, discounts, or if you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice, please contact us on 0808 175 1269 or email sales@mytrainingacademy.org.uk.


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