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If you would like us to contact you with further information or just for a chat regarding training please fill in the details below.

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What is the course?

  • The Award in Beer & Cellar Quality
  • A one day course delivered by a team of experienced Cask Marque trainers
  • Practical assessments throughout the day followed by a multiple choice test
  • Content devised by industry experts
  • Designed to ensure all beer is consistently served in perfect condition.

Why would I want to take the course?

  • To help increase sales of beer
  • To decrease beer wastage
  • To improve your beer handling skills

Who is it for?

  • Experienced and novice licensees
  • All staff involved in beer handling
  • As part of an induction programme for new staff

I’ve been in the industry for years. Why would I need a cellar management course?

  • Dispense equipment has changed a lot in the last few years. This course brings you the most up to date knowledge and information to help you improve your skills and increase your profitability.

I don’t stock cask ale – is this course suitable for me?

  • Yes – the course is about total beer quality, both cask and keg beers

What do I get?

  • On passing the test delegates receive the Certificate in Award in Beer and Cellar Quality
  • A full colour training and reference manual

What is the pass rate for the test?

  • Delegates require a minimum of 23 correct answers out of 30 questions

Is the test marked by the trainer?

  • No. The papers are marked independently by the BIIAB

Where do you train?

  • Black Sheep Brewery, Masham, North Yorks
  • Caledonian Brewing Company, Edinburgh
  • Scottish and Newcastle, Tadcaster, Yorks
  • Hydes Brewery, Manchester
  • Wells and Youngs, Bedford
  • Fullers Brewery, Chiswick, London
  • Greene King, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • SA Brains, Cardiff
  • Wadworth & Co, Devizes, Wiltshire
  • Ringwood Brewery, Ringwood, Hants

I don’t live near one of the venues

  • The beauty of Cask Marque training is that we can come to you – see details of our 'Rent a Trainer' scheme below, or book a venue near to your pub

How do I book on a course?

What does it cost?

  • Full day course per delegate: £80 + Cost of exam (£16.50) = £96.50 + VAT
  • Rent a trainer - Full day course: £575 + Cost of Manuals (£10 per person) + Cost of Exam (£16.50 per person) + VAT. If you want us to invite, chase up and send out certificates to the delegates there is a £50 charge. There is a £50 supplement per course for non Cask Marque corporate members.