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THE SABMiller SCHOLARS PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

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SABMiller launched its UK Scholars Programme in 2009 in partnership with BIIAB. Now entering its fifth year, it provides training and a nationally recognised qualification for people working in UK licensed premises such as pubs and bars, or selling alcohol in shops and other off-sales premises. The purpose of training staff in responsible alcohol retailing is to eradicate sales of alcohol to people aged less than 18 and to people who are drunk.

Scholars Programme objectives

  • Encourage a training culture in small businesses
  • Give them a helping hand though subsidised training, which gives them strategies for dealing with difficult issues
  • Encourage individual bar and shop staff to take personal responsibility
  • Discourage irresponsible drinking and reduce its impact on people and communities

The Programme provides participants with the opportunity to gain the BIIAB Level 1 Award in Responsible Alcohol Retailing. Participants must be 18 years of age and have worked in the licensed retail sector for a minimum of six months. As part of the programme outstanding participants will be identified during their training and will be invited to the BII’s Annual Luncheon. The person who demonstrates the greatest commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism in the responsible retailing of alcohol will be awarded the prestigious Retailer of the Year Award at the Annual Luncheon.

More background on the Scholars Programme can be found at: http://biiab.bii.org/documents/933

The financial support of SABMiller is what has made the Scholars Programme possible. SABMiller’s number one commitment is to encourage responsible alcohol retailing and discourage irresponsible drinking throughout the UK. In the first year of the Programme 800 scholars gained their qualification. This year another 1,000 will be given the opportunity to do so. CPL Training is approved to administer BIIAB qualifications and is participating in the delivery of the SABMiller Scholars Programme. We are running courses in Liverpool in October and November.

For further details of the courses contact Rob Griffiths at CPL Training on:

Tel: 0151 650 6910

Mob: 07780 683229

Email: rob.griffiths@cpltraining.co.uk