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Introduction

This course gives a basic knowledge of the law pertaining to the misuse and supply of controlled drugs on licensed premises. It provides guidelines to help deal with any drug related problems in the venue and on the development of strategies to prevent such problems arising. Upon successful completion, a nationally recognised certificate awarded by BIIAB stating that the candidate has successfully achieved the qualification.

Who is the course for?

It is designed to give licence holders, managers and team members a basic knowledge and understanding of the law pertaining to the misuse and supply of controlled drugs on licensed premises.

Course Content

Covers operational guidelines to help prevent drug problems arising and also tactics to enable licensed retailers to deal with such problems, should they arise

  • General drug trends and who to approach for regional information
  • Drugs legislation which may affect liquor licensed premises and public entertainment licensed premises under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Public Entertainments Licences (Drug Misuse) Act 1997
  • The law and processes concerning revocation of a Justices' licence or public entertainment licence in relation to drugs offences
  • The need for a two-way exchange of information between the licensee and the licensing authorities
  • Demonstration of drug problems peculiar to licensed premises according to location and type
  • How to initiate a drug strategy (drug policy)
  • Needs assessment
  • How to deal with drug users and dealers
  • How to comply with the requirements of finding or confiscating drugs
  • How to comply with the requirements of disposal of suspect substances (found/confiscated drugs)
  • How to keep an incident record
  • Identify how to design out drugs from a venue and the use of closed circuit television (CCTV)
  • How to comply with the requirements of public safety
  • The need for multi-agency liaison and the importance of partnership with the relevant authorities
  • How to implement and monitor a drug strategy.

Assessment

Multiple choice exam.

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