Although some knowledge of maths and chemistry would be beneficial for the more detailed courses, we provide full student support and additional tuition is available to ensure everyone enjoys the learning experience.
All our lecturers and tutors are practitioners in the brewing industry.
Students are taught in small groups of up to 10 (20 on the Start Up course). This makes sure the tutors can respond to the needs of each student as they follow an individual programme.
We offer seven types of course :
One day workshops
For craft brewers who want to develop their skills. These cover microbiology and small scale bottling.
Three day course
START UP BREWING. This is designed for the beginner or keen amateur considering opening their own microbrewery. The topics covered include beer tasting, recipe formulation, yeast analysis and business start up planning.
Three day course
COMMERCIAL CIDER MAKING. This course is ideal for those people who are thinking about producing commercial cider on a small, artisanal or community basis.
One to four day course
BREWING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COURSE FOR PRODUCTION PERSONNEL. This course is designed for brewery staff who are currently working in the daily production processes of micro breweries.
Four day course
NEW INTENSIVE 4 DAY PRACTICAL START UP BREWING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COURSE. This has been designed for those with little knowledge of commercial brewing who want to quickly gain practical experience and understanding of the daily production processes from raw materials through to finished product.
Three week course
A BREWLAB CERTIFICATE in PRACTICAL BREWING. By the end of the course you will have the information you need to set up and operate an efficient micro brewing business. Discounts are available for those students who have attended the Start up Brewing course.
Nine week course
A BREWLAB DIPLOMA in BRITISH BREWING TECHNOLOGY. It is an all encompassing study of the key aspects of brewing techniques. Half of the course time is devoted to Laboratory and Practical brewing teaching sessions. There is also in depth learning of microscopy and beer flavour assessment. Successful students are awarded a Diploma in British Brewing Technology. This provides you with the opportunity to take further exams such as the internationally recognised Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) Certificate in General Brewing.
If you have any questions about the courses we offer or any brewlab related services, please don't hesitate to contact us.