What will I learn?
This qualification will give the non-technical learner a solid understanding of the whole production process. From the basics of beer’s raw ingredients and how these are combined to produce wort, to fermentation and maturation through to packaging of the final product.
Download the full syllabus to find out exactly what you will learn and how the examination works.
What will I achieve?
IBD qualifications are the most widely recognised brewing qualifications in the world.
The Foundation in Brewing and Packaging gives you an essential overview and understanding of the whole production process in non-technical terms. For those working within the industry in supply and support roles, this vital understanding of the needs of your clients will let you provide the best possible customer service.
Revision Course Available
This course is presented as a series of lectures, held in the first quarter of each year, and for 4 days. During the course you will have lectures from specialist IBD accredited trainers, work in groups and work over previous exam questions. Great opportunity to network with counterparts from all over the UK and the rest of the world.
Introductory Membership Offer
Join the IBD family with a specially reduced rate while you study. This allows you to attend events designed to support your learning and encourage networking. You also gain access to our journal and our monthly members magazine which contain additional resources for exam candidates.
What can I go on to study?
The Foundation of Brewing and Packaging of Beer is a standalone course designed for those in non-technical roles who need to understand more about beer production. It also provides a solid base on which to build your knowledge of alcoholic beverage production. You may wish to learn more about the production of spirits with our Foundations of Distilling course or about tasting and appreciation in our Beer and Cider Academy.