Level 2 – in Beer, The World of Beer

Who should attend?

The Level 2 – The World of Beer course is aimed at people who want or need to deepen their knowledge of the main beer styles available on the market and are able to suggest a suitable beer and explain the taste profile of the available beers in a professional manner.

The course is suitable for all cases where a good level of beer knowledge is required to support professional skills and competencies in customer service and sales in the hospitality, catering and wholesale sectors.

The course is also useful for those who have a general interest in beer and wish to broaden their knowledge.

How will you benefit?

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to describe and compare beer styles brewed with internationally and regionally important malts, as well as explain the use and importance of hops and adjuncts to each beer style. 

Outline programme

  • How to taste and describe beer professionally
  • How the choice of malt influences the taste of the beer
  • Explain in simple terms how the choice of yeast affects the brewing style
  • How environmental factors, grain malting, brewing and maturation options affect the style and quality of beer brewed with ‘base malts’:
      • Munich malt
      • Vienna malt
      • Pilsner malt
      • Pale malt (Maris Otter)
  • How special malts are used to influence the taste, texture and colour of a beer
  • The main labelling terms used to indicate the origin, style and quality of the beer
  • Principles and procedures for storing and serving beer
  • Principles of pairing beer with food 

Examination requirements for the level 2 in beer :

Successfully complete

  • an examination which consists of 50 multiple choice questions

N.B. Instruction, course material and examination are in the English language.

The course price includes: Instruction, beer samples, course material and access to the Study Support Site for the duration of the course and exam.

Required prior knowledge: It is an advantage if you have completed and passed Level 1 – Introduction to Beer and Beer Service or another qualification deemed equivalent.

N.B. If you are unsure, please contact us so we can help you choose a course level to suit your needs and objectives.

Guided learning hours: – It is recommended that the candidate devotes at least 28 hours of study time to complete the programme. Study time usually consists of a combination of lecture and study time. It is also recommended that the class time for the programme is not less than 16 hours.

Learning outcomes – at the end of this course, the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the style and quality of beers made from base malts.
  • Understand how the brewing process can affect the style of a beer.
  • Understand how the choice of yeast influences the style of beer.
  • Understand how the choice of hops influences the style of beer.
  • Understand the key principles and processes involved in storing and serving beer.

Progression Routes – upon successful completion of the Level 2 course, the candidate may progress to the following qualifications: 

Introduction to brewing in practice: the course provides an introduction for beginners to the technical brewing and packaging of beer. The course provides a practical introduction to the technical aspects of brewing and creating malt recipes, as well as the principles of controlling the brewing and bottling process. An introduction to kegging is also part of the course. 

To register for the Level 2 – in Beer, the World of Beer course, follow this link…

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