General Certificate in Brewing

Gain a solid grounding in the science and technology of brewing

General Certificate in Brewing



Hours of Study:



Bookings for May 2020 open now. 

New online learning materials available 1st November 2019


Exam and self-directed learning materials

Optional Support:

UK Face to Face Learning


from £385


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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Course Components
Study at your own pace with our Online Learning resource containing bite sized modules and over 200 practice exam questions

What will I learn?

The General Certificate in Brewing is an online course covering the entire brewing process. Learners will progress through the online learning from raw materials to packaged beer, as well as covering quality and engineering.

New online learning materials available 1st November 2019

For a breakdown of what candidates will learn and be examined on, please find 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.

Further Support:

The IBD offers further training options for this course

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What can I go on to study?

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 by able to apply this knowledge to control the process more effectively.

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