The Drinks Trust is adding an Essentials in Brewing course to its educational offering, provided by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD).
The course is a dynamic, flexible, and cost-effective way for professionals in the brewing industry, working in supporting roles like sales or marketing, to learn about the basics of beer and the brewing process.
It is also perfect for hospitality professionals and uninitiated beer lovers to achieve a solid understanding of beer to share with customers or enjoy it on a deeper level.
This is a self-guided course that provides an enlightening overview of the brewing process from the history of brewing and raw materials through fermentation and maturation to the basics of packaging. Learning is assessed throughout the course and, when finished, users will receive a certificate of completion.
The Drinks Trust’s Develop educational offering was launched in February and was created to alleviate long-term hardship through a pro-active funding and training programme that delivers opportunity and skills to those within and looking to enter the hospitality industry. Its aim is to train and educate the next generation of drinks and hospitality industry professionals.
Tracy Adie, head of education and professional development at the IBD, said: “This course explains the brewing process and uses exciting new features to create an enjoyable learning experience.
“Our goal is to offer the same high standard education that we provide in our technical qualifications to those in the industry who want to know more while working in support functions.”
Ross Carter, chief executive of The Drinks Trust, added: “Since the launch of Develop in February, The Drinks Trust has received support from brands and operators who recognise the vital importance of the scheme for the welfare of the entire drinks hospitality industry and the many people living in hardship in the UK.
“We are very proud that Develop offers internationally recognised qualifications and a variety of training and vocational courses, and we are confident that we can make Develop a core part of The Drinks Trust offering for many years to come.”