General Certificate in Brewing
The starting point for your professional brewing career
If you are a brewer that has never studied brewing science before then this is the right course for you.
This covers the basic knowledge required for a senior operator or team leader in a larger brewery or for general brewers from the growing independent sector.
The General Certificate in Brewing is an online course covering the entire brewing process. Learners will progress through the online learning resources from raw materials to packaged beer, as well as quality and engineering.
For a breakdown of what candidates will learn and be examined on, please download the syllabus here.
What will I achieve?
IBD qualifications are the most widely recognised brewing qualifications in the world. The General Certificate in Brewing demonstrates to your employer that you understand the basic underpinning scientific principles of the brewing process that go into producing a quality product.
How will I be supported?
This qualification is supported by an interactive online course. The course will guide you through the processes of brewing and packaging using educational games and simulations, and test your knowledge with quizzes.
When you are ready for the exam, simply book a time slot online and take the test from your computer with our remote invigilation.
The General Certificate in Brewing provides you with the perfect platform from which to continue your studies towards Diploma level qualifications. The IBD’s Diploma in Brewing teaches advanced brewing science through a series of three in-depth modules. This programme will allow you to understand the brewing process in greater detail, and be able to apply this knowledge to control the process more effectively.
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.