IBD

Diploma in Distilling

The industry benchmark for the advanced technical distiller

Diploma in Distilling

Level:

Advanced

Hours of Study:

120 hours per each of 3 modules. 

Availability:

Bookings for June 2020 open now

Included:

Exam and self-directed learning materials

Optional Support:

Tutor Guided Learning and Online Teaching

Price:

from £415 per module

Pre-requisites

Candidates should have first completed the IBD’s General Certificate in Distilling or have a solid understanding of the science and technology of distilling. Candidates should ideally be working at or towards senior / head distiller level.

Candidates who pass Module 3 in the Diploma in Brewing, Packaging or Distilling are exempt from sitting Module 3 in the other disciplines.
The exemption will be automatically granted and there will only be one examination fee applicable to the Module 3 Examination.

If no exam centres are suitable, please contact us at customer.support@ibd.org.uk

Course Components

What will I learn?

You will be taught in depth distillation science, covering all aspects of the production and maturation process. This qualification is split into three modules, each of which builds on the knowledge gained through the Certificate level programme.

Module 1

This module goes into great detail about the biochemistry of raw ingredients, their processing and how their special properties enable the wash production process through fermentation with yeast and bacteria.

Online learning for this module will be available from October 1st, 2019

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

Module 2

In Module 2 you will study the production of spirits via continuous or batch distillation through column and pot stills. The module will look at how flavour can be altered after this process and how quality is ensured.

Online learning for this module will be coming in 2020

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

Module 3

In Module 3 you will be taught about the engineering aspect of distilling, gaining a deeper understanding of the importance of heat transfer, fluid dynamics and the gas laws in distilling. You will learn about how processes are controlled, and about the safe operation of equipment and handling of materials. This Module also looks at the environmental impact that distilling has and the ways in which this can be minimised. The module finishes by considering the packaging of the final product.

Online learning for this module will be coming in 2020

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 distilling qualification in the world. The Diploma in Distilling demonstrates to your employer your advanced, applied understanding of distillation science in order to control the process to produce a high quality and consistent product.

Obtaining this qualification allows you to use the “Dipl. Dist” post nominal .

Further Support:

The IBD offers further training options for this course

Find out more

What can I go on to study?

For those that have achieved the Diploma level qualification, the journey to Master Distiller is the next stage in your professional certification programme. The IBD’s Master Distiller qualification is the industries highest level of recognition for those performing in senior roles within the industry. To achieve this qualification takes many years of study and experience, but is backed up and supported by IBD mentors, tutoring programmes and our network of global experts. Becoming a Master Distiller is not quick or easy, but the journey is rewarding and the opportunities many for those that achieve it.

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