Associate Brewer

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Gain all the essential knowledge for artisan & home brewing

Take your brewing to the next level with our Associate Brewer Course.

  • Brewing industry
  • Beer Styles & Flavor
  • Raw Materials
  • Technical Brewing 
  • Fermentation and Downstream processing
  • Packaging & Logistics
  • Draught Dispense
  • Pico/Nano/Microbrewing/Brewpubs
  • Cleaning & CIP
  • Quality, Compliance, Sustainability
  • Brewing Equipment
  • Engineering, Maintenance & utilities
  • Problem Solving.

Units/Lessons are packaged in modules and modules are grouped in 4 distinct areas

To gain the Associate Brewer Credential:
Participants must successfully complete 4 on-line assessments corresponding to the 4 distinct areas as above and gain a minimum of 60% in each test. The 4 tests can be found after Module 1 (Beer Aficianado), Module 4, Module 6 and Module 9. Tests can be repeated up to 3 times. Note – candidates must log in to the Beer Aficianado course to do the lessons and test for module 1.

With approx 100 learning hours, participants have 6 months to complete the programme.

Basic science knowledge is an advantage but not an essential requirement.

Associate Brewer Digital Credential
Included in the course fee is the Hibernian Brewing School Associate Brewer Digital Credential, which will be issued to you on successful completion of the course. This is a secure, verifiable digital badge, unique to you. This can be shared online, on LinkedIn and many other platforms.  

Extra Certification for Associate Brewer:
As our course is aligned with international standards, you can add a  European Qualifications Framework  (EQF) Level 4 qualification to your completed course. 

How to add the extra certification
On completion of the course, you will complete additional assignments in a  workbook which we supply.  You are then be independently verified & certified by the accrediting body.

Extra certification level for the Associate Brewer course:
The qualification is at EQF level 4

EQF lavel 4 equates to:
– Level 3 on the UK Framework
– Level 5 on the Irish Framework (NQQI)

Extra certification Accrediting body:
Accrediting body: FDQ

Extra certification fee:

There is an additional cost of €90 for this certification.

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Digital Award

A verifiable secure digital credential  confirms you have achieved the award. You can use this on linked on or with a digital  resumé / CV.