Professional Qualifications & Development and Members Organisation

Institute of Brewing & Distilling

Helping Professionals Learn, Connect and Thrive in their Careers Since 1886


Take the next step in your career with the IBD General Certificate

We offer a range of General Certifcate qualifications in Brewing, Distilling, Packaging, Malting, and Cider making.

Support courses

Excel in your General Certificate exam with Set For Success!

With Set For Success, the chances of passing your General Certificate in Brewing or Distilling exam is 68%, compared to 54% without Set For Success.

Attention to Diploma and Masters Candidates

As we approach the June 2024 examination period, we kindly remind all Diploma and Masters candidates to log into TestReach and schedule the exact starting time for their exams before the closing date. The deadline for scheduling has been communicated to all candidates via email.

Candidates encountering any challenges with this step are advised to reach out to for assistance.

New Short Courses

Gin Production Course

Gain  the knowledge essential for producing exceptional gins, consistently and at minimum cost.

Dry Hopping Course

Gain the knowledge essential for producing beers with exceptional hop character, consistently and at minimum cost with the Dry Hopping course!

No and Low Alcohol Beer Production Course

Discover the the science and technology behind no and low alcohol beer production.

Who We Are

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling delivers Gold-standard Technical Qualifications and support programmes for the beverage industries that are recognised around the world.

Our Qualifications and our global community of experts and Members enable you to grow as a professional. The IBD connects you with an international peer network to help you and your business thrive in the competitive and challenging drinks market.  

What We Do


Take the next step in your professional journey with the internationally recognised IBD Qualifications. Our Qualifications cover all levels of your training: from Foundation, General Certificate to Diploma and Masters, and is offered in brewing, distilling, malting, packaging and cider making. 


General Certificate Exam Revision Sessions: Set For Success

Need some guidance to prepare for your General Certificate? At IBD, we have world class community of experts mentoring the future leaders in their learning with Set for Success. Practice exam-style questions with your tutors and have the opportunity to ask any questions you have on the learning material and exam, offered in brewing and distilling. 

Tutor Guided Learning for Diploma Candidates

Lean on us to support your studies as you prepare for the IBD Diploma. Tutor Guided Learning offers weekly sessions with highly experienced international tutors who will guide you through the entire syllabus to ensure you fully understand the learning material and are well prepared for exams.

BDI Magazine

Our monthly members' magazine, Brewers And Distillers International (BDI), is packed with the latest industry news and analysis and provides technical information on key innovations. You can access BDI online and it is also delivered to your door. 


At the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, we are at the forefront of the latest expertise, taking the best of the past to build on our heritage and create a
robust and lasting future for our industry. Our mission is to nurture, support and champion the potential of our community around the world. Join us. 

What's On?

IBD offers you plenty of opportunities to connect with new and old friends, build relationships with your peers, and find guidance from the industry leaders. Join us for an event online or near you.