Master the knowledge, unlock your potential, and advance in your career with the IBD qualifications

Welcome to the gateway of professional excellence in the drinks industry.

Recognised as the gold standard by industry leaders, the IBD qualifications pave the way for success in brewing, distilling, and allied trades. Whether you're starting your journey or looking to enhance your expertise, our Foundation and General Certificate qualifications offer invaluable insights and technical skills essential for thriving in the drinks industry. Start your professional development journey with the IBD today.

Registrations are now open for the October 2024 Foundation & General Certificate Qualifications.To give our candidates every opportunity to register for the exam, we have decided to extend the registration deadline to 11th August 2024.


The Foundation qualifications are aimed at future brewing and distilling professionals with little or no prior technical knowledge. They are an excellent introduction to the world of professional brewing or distilling. Those supplying raw materials or technical services to these industries could also benefit, because the knowledge gained from the course will enable you to better understand the needs of industry professionals and to speak their language.

Find out more about our Foundation qualifications.


General Certificate

The General Certificate provides essential knowledge of the science, technology and best practice relating to brewing, distilling, malting, cider making or packaging. If you are a professional who has never studied the science aspects of your field before, then taking the General Certificate is the right step for you to progress in your career. 




Set For Success

We’re here to support you in your learning with Set For Success - sessions specially designed to help you prepare effectively for your General Certificate in Brewing or Distilling exam. With Set For Success, the chances of passing your GCB/GCD exam is 68%, compared to 54% without Set For Success.


Take a look at some of our testimonials:

IBD at the The International Brewing & Cider Awards 2024

07 May 2024

Thirteen brewers and cidermakers from four different continents across the globe have been awarded the highest recognition for their outstanding beers and ciders at the world’s most historic international beer and cider competition – The International Brewing & Cider Awards.