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Certificate in Brewing & Distilling Operations

  • Course Code

    CR_EBRDO_7

  • Field of Study

    Brewing,Distilling

  • Type of Course:

    Certificate

  • Type of Qualification:

    Certificate

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    13th September 2019

Admission Requirements:

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.

Course summary

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.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

 

Course Fee €500 per module. This includes course notes and CIT exam fee. There are 5 modules in total on the programme.

Applicants whose companies are eligible for support via the Taste4Success Skillnet may be eligible for a fee waiver or fee reduction.

Overview

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, the IBD examination fee is not included in the CIT course fee.
  • 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 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.
Delivery

The programme is delivered over one year (2 Semesters) or two years (4 Semesters). Students can take the modules in the following modes.

Lecture/Lab sessions will take place from 6.00pm  - 9.30pm.

Mode 1 (5 Modules in 2 Years)

Year 1 Semester 1
CHEP7014 Raw Materials & Wort
Semester 2
CHEP7015 Yeast & Beer and/or
CHEP7017 Spirit Production
Year 2


 
Semester 1
CHEP7016 Fluids & Heat

 

Semester 2
CHEP7015 Yeast & Beer and/or
CHEP7017 Spirit Production
Plus
CHEP7018 Plant Design


 

 

 

 

Mode 2 (5 Modules in 1 Year)



Year 1



 

Semester 1
CHEP7014 Raw Materials & Wort
CHEP7016 Fluids & Heat
 
Semester 2

CHEP7015 Yeast & Beer
CHEP7017 Spirit Production
CHEP7018 Plant Design

 

Winter 2019   
        
   
CHEP7014 Raw Materials & Wort (Tuesday)
CHEP7016 Fluids & Heat (Wednesday)
 
Spring 2020

 
CHEP7017 Spirit Production (Monday)
CHEP7015 Yeast & Beer (Tuesday)
CHEP7018 Distillation Plant Design (Wednesday)

 

Award

On successful completion of all five modules, graduates  will be awarded a CIT Certificate in Brewing & Distilling  (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Please note: it is expected that students on the programme would also take the IBD examinations. The IBD diploma examinations are recognised as a world standard in Brewing and Distilling. The IBD examination fee is not included in the course fee.

 

Useful links

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments, and exams.

For detailed information on the modules for the CIT Certificate in Brewing & Distilling Operations, please click on the below button.

 

View Module Info >>

 

 

 

  • Online application is open for course commencing 17th September 2019.

  • Places on the programme are limited to 20 and places will be allocated to applicants in the order in which applications are received (assuming that applicants are suitably qualified and have provided/uploaded appropriate evidence of previous qualifications).

  • 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. 
    Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.

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Application options

 

Option 1: 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 (Level 7).
  • 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

 

Option 2: Supported by Taste4Success Skillnet
Applicants 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 info@taste4success.ie 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.
  • 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.

 

Apply online >>

 

Ian O'Sullivan
brewing.distilling@cit.ie

Breda Barber (For information relating to fee waivers and fee reduction eligibility)
info@taste4success.ie