Certificate in Brewing & Distilling Operations
Field of Study
Type of Course:
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Application Closing Date:
30th September 2017
Candidates are expected to have at least a Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications
in Science or Engineering. Applications from students who have passed the IBD General Certificate in Brewing or the IBD General Certificate in Distilling and/or who have relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.
This programme provides candidates with the scientific and engineering background required to work in craft and traditional breweries and distilleries. The modules on the programme are closely aligned with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) syllabi for the Diploma in Brewing and Diploma in Distilling examinations. An information evening will be held on September 5th in room E17 at 6:30pm and course commences on Tuesday 12th September.
An information evening will be held on September 5th in room E17 at 6:30pm and course commences on Tuesday 12th September.
This programme provides candidates with the scientific and engineering background required to work in craft and traditional breweries and distilleries. The modules on the programme are closely aligned with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) syllabi for the Diploma in Brewing and Diploma in Distilling examinations.
- The IBD diploma examinations are recognised as a world standard in Brewing and Distilling.
- It is expected that students on the programme would also take the IBD examinations
- CIT is the only higher education institute in Munster is providing such training
- Partners in programme design include representatives of the Irish Branch of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, accredited tutors of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, representatives of Taste 4 Success Skillnet and senior engineers and technologists from local industry.
- Candidates who complete all five modules will be awarded a CIT Certificate in Brewing & Distilling.
- Candidates may choose to take any number of modules on a stand-alone basis and will receive individual certification for each module completed.
- All modules are at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
- Lectures will be supplemented by industry relevant laboratory practicals, guest lectures and visits to breweries, distilleries and maltings.
- Candidates may join the programme at the beginning of any semester and may take modules in any order.
One module per semester, 6.00pm – 9.00pm, one evening per week. The programme is delivered over two years.
Winter 2017 CHEP7014 Raw Materials & Wort
Spring 2018 CHEP7017 Spirit Production
Certificate in Brewing & Distilling Operations (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
Schedule of Module Delivery
|Term||CIT Module||Equivalent IBD Module|
|Spring 2017||CHEP7015 Yeast and Beer||Brewing Module 2|
|Winter 2017||CHEP7014 Raw Materials & Wort||Brewing AND Distilling Module 1|
|Spring 2018||CHEP7017 Spirit Production||Distilling Module 2|
|Winter 2018||CHEP7014 Raw Materials & Wort||Brewing AND Distilling Module 1|
|CHEP7016 Fluids & Heat||Brewing AND Distilling Module 3 Part 1|
|Spring 2019||CHEP7015 Yeast and Beer||Brewing Module 2|
|CHEP7018 Distillation Plant Design||Brewing AND Distilling Module 3 Part 2|
- Online application will open on the 1st August 2017 for course commencing 12th September 2017. Please scroll to end of this page for the 'Apply Online' button.
- Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
- Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
Online applications for enrolment on the programme will open on 1st January and 1st September each year. The cost per module is €500 (there are 5 modules in total on the programme).
Route 1: Supported by Taste4Success Skillnet
Applicants who are job seekers or whose companies are eligible for support via the Taste4Success Skillnet may be eligible for a fee waiver or fee reduction and should take the following steps:
- Step 1: contact Breda Barber at email@example.com to determine if you are eligible for a fee waiver or fee reduction.
- Step 2: If you are eligible for either a waiver or reduction then click on the Apply Online button below to apply for a place on the programme.
- Step 3: Tick the ‘My employer will pay in part / full for my enrolment on this course’ button on the application page (job seekers supported by Taste4Success should tick this box as well).
- Step 4: Ensure that you input the appropriate waiver or discount code (as supplied by Taste4Success) into the ‘Additional Information’ box on the application page.
Route 2: Self-Funded
Applicants who are self-funded will be required to pay a programme acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on the programme is offered. This programme acceptance fee is offset against the cost of the first module. Subsequent modules (€500 per module) are paid for at the beginning of each semester. Click on the Apply Online button below to apply if you are a self-funded applicant.
Note 1: It is understood that students may only have an interest in particular modules on the programme therefore students may ‘step off and on’ the programme at any stage and will be awarded ‘single subject certification’ for each module completed. Students who complete all 5 modules will be awarded the CIT Certificate in Brewing & Distilling Operations.
Note 2: CIT Certification and Examinations are separate to those offered by the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD). Students wishing to take the IBD examinations in addition to the CIT examinations should click here