Foundation in Distilling

Start your journey into the world of distilling

Foundation in Distilling



Hours of Study:



Bookings for May 2020 open now


Exam and learning materials

Optional Support:

UK Face to Face


from £265


There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Please note that the IBD office is closed for the Christmas Holidays from noon 24th Dec 2019 until Thursday 2nd January 2020. We thank you for your patience. Please contact customer.support@ibd.org.uk from Thursday 2nd and one of the Customer Experience team will be happy to help you.

Course Components

What will I learn?

Foundation in Distilling provides an introduction into technical distilling. Learners will cover the whole process from raw materials to the packaged final product.

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 Foundation in Distilling 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

Further Support:

The IBD offers further training options for this course

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What can I go on to study?

The Foundation in Distilling is a standalone course designed for those looking to understand more about spirits 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 beer with our Foundation in Brewing & Packaging course or about tasting and appreciation in our Beer and Cider Academy.

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