Set for Success

Enhance your learning and prepare effectively for the IBD General Certificate in Brewing or Distilling exams.


Set For Success (SFS) is a series of three online exam preparation sessions, designed to enable you to prepare effectively for your General Certificate exam. You will practice exam-style questions with your tutors and have the opportunity to ask any questions you have on the learning material and exam.

Set for Success is Available for:

All sessions are recorded, and the recordings are available for you to watch at your convenience so you can review the answers as many times as you need to. 

Each Set For Success session is delivered in a format similar to a webinar. A tutor works through multiple-choice questions of a similar standard to those in the general certificate exam and you respond using a voting app via your phone / tablet / laptop.


SFS for General Certificate in Brewing

Time: 07:00 - 10:30 or 16:00 - 19:30 (UTC)


Tuesdays - 17th September, 24th September, 1 October 2024.


Tuesdays - 25th February, 4th March, 11th March 2025.

Tuesdays - 8th April, 15th April, 22nd April 2025.


SFS for General Certificate in Distilling

Time: 07:00 - 10:30 or 16:00 - 19:30 (UTC)


Wednesdays - 18th September, 25th September, 2nd October 2024.


Wednesdays - 26th February, 5th March, 12th March 2025.

Wednesdays - 9th April, 16th April, 23rd April 2025.


Set for Success Preparation Exam Sessions

Recommended support for the General Certificate in Brewing and Distilling Exams



You would need to register for your General Certificate Qualification before booking SFS. Please visit MyIBD/MyQualifications and upgrade to Set for Success.

Set for Success Benefits:

  1. Prepare effectively for the General Certificate exam
  2. Receive guidance on questions you may have and exam tips from the experts
  3. Work at your own pace with access to recorded tutoring sessions
  4. Network with international tutors and candidates
  5. Learn from the comfort of your home

What Previous Candidates Are Saying?

“I wasn't ready for the type of questions that would be asked in the exam. It is very useful that this was covered in the course”.
Sébastien Ramelet
Brasserie du Singe
“It was great to have additional questions to answer. It was also motivating to compare my grasp on the material with other students".
Jerome Arsenault
Brewer at Four Rivers Brewing Company
“The question format was similar to the exam which got your mind into the process. It showed areas where some additional study was required".
Mike Webb
Enthusiastic Brewer

What You Get:

  • Three live sessions on Zoom, each lasting up to 3.5 hours, split over three weeks
  • Full coverage of the General Certificate syllabus
  • A tried and tested format, covering many multiple-choice questions of a similar standard to those in the general certificate exam
  • The opportunity to answer online using a tablet or smartphone and to see group results instantly
  • Tutor explanation of the correct answers to the questions with plenty of great tips for remembering facts

You can book your General Certificate exam and SFS sessions at the same time by adding Set for Success to your booking.

You can also add SFS to your exam later on. 

Why Choose the IBD?

The IBD provides the most widely recognised professional beverage qualifications in the world. We’ve been around since 1886 and have built a reputation for trust in the industry due to the quality of our learning material, support for learners and rigour of our exams.

Since we began professional qualifications in the 1950s, we have qualified over 100,000 brewers and distillers across the globe.