General Certificate in Distilling

Gain a solid grounding in the science and technology of distilling

General Certificate in Distilling




Hours of Study:



Exam bookings now open for exam on 10/11/2020


Bookings opening soon for interactive training courses


Exam registration closes: 01/09/2020


Provisional training dates scheduled for October 2020.


Exam and self-directed learning materials

Optional Support:

UK Face to Face Learning


from £385


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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 Distilling is an online course covering the entire distilling process from raw materials to final product.

All candidates will cover spirit production of whisk(e)y, vodka/neutral spirit, rum, gin, brandy and tequila.

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 qualifications in the world. The General Certificate in Distilling demonstrates to your employer that you understand the basic underpinning scientific principles of the distillation 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 Distilling provides you with the perfect platform from which to continue your studies towards Diploma level qualifications. The IBD’s Diploma in distilling teaches advanced distilling science through a series of three in-depth modules. This programme will allow you to understand the process in greater detail, and by able to apply this knowledge to control the process more effectively.

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