Police offer free licensing course to help reduce crime

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Bar and off licence staff in Amber Valley are being offered the chance to gain a qualification in responsible alcohol sales by Derbyshire Police.

Anyone who works within the licensing trade can apply for the chance to attend the one-day course, which is begin run free of charge.

Attendees will gain a BIIAB Level 1 Award - an industry recognised qualification which proves they understand the main points of licensing law.The one day course covers responsibilities associated with the retail sale of alcohol and the duties around under age sales and serving people who are drunk.

PC Daryl Robotham, Licencing Officer for Amber Valley, said: “As well as carrying out checks and test purchase operations to ensure staff are keeping within the licensing laws, it is also important to us to work with premises to offer training and support to licensing staff around their responsibilities.

“The course is open to people who work in pubs, clubs and off licences and will provide them with an industry recognised qualification which will allow them to support the designated premises supervisor to sell alcohol responsibly on their premises. By increasing knowledge and awareness of responsible alcohol sales and supporting licensees we also hope to have a positive impact within our communities, by helping to reduce and prevent incidents of alcohol related anti-social behaviour and crime.”

Courses start at the end of October and in to November.For more information, or to book a place, contact the police licensing team on 0300 122 8517.