International Bartenders Course

Course Cost:
Birmingham £649.00
London £749.00

Course Times: 40 hours Monday – Friday 10.30am – 6.30pm

Course Type: Suitable for trade and consumer

Suitable for: Designed for those who work in or wish to gain employment in the hospitality industry inc; Cocktail bars, restaurants, hotels and cruise ships in the UK or internationally

Course Weight: 25% Theory/75% Practical

Examinations: Shaker Theoretical and Practical Exams. Shaker Free-Pouring Accuracy Test. WSET Foundation Examination in Spirits (multiple choice)

Certification: IBC and Free-Pouring certified by Shaker BarSchool®. WSET Foundation Certificate in Spirits.

The WSET qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the service of spirits to prepare a person for their first job in hospitality or in other sectors of the spirits industry. This course may also appeal to the interested consumer.

The qualification introduces candidates to:

The main categories of spirits
Process of distillation
Factors affecting the flavour of spirits
The WSET Level 1 systematic approach to Tasting Spirits
Health, safety and legal issues
Service and sales of spirits

To gain the qualification students need to successfully complete a portfolio of tasting notes and a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions.

***WSET Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Spirits is available to add to your course for only £50.00! (Usual price with WSET £140)***

The History of Bartending
The Professional Bartender
Job Description

Reading your clientele
Customer Service
The Customer Journey
Handling Complaints
10 Commandments of Complaint Handling


Product Knowledge Part I
Beers, Styles Of Ale, Wine And Champagne,
Styles Of Wine, Wine Glasses, Wine Serving
Temperatures, Opening And Serving Wine,

Product Knowledge Part 2
Spirits, Spirit Production, The Tasting Wheel,
Grain Distillates, Vodka, Gin, Whisk(e)y, Plant
Distillates, Rum, Rum Styles, Cachaça,
Tequila And Mezcal, Tequila Styles, Mezcal
Production, Fruit Distillates, Brandy, Cognac,
Aromatised Wines Bitters, Liqueurs
Process of distillation
Factors affecting the flavour of spirits

Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits
Health, Safety and legal issues
Service and sales of spirits
WSET® Exam - multiple choice paper (Optional)

Station Structure
Glassware Styles
Garnish Preparation
Bar Preparation/Keep
Tools of the Trade

Pouring – Free pouring
Cocktail Methodology
Build and Stir
Shake and Strain
Fine Strain, Muddling and Blending

Cocktail History
The Structure of the Cocktail
Cocktail Categories Explained
Bloody Mary, Pina Colada, Collins, Sours,
Mules, Daiquiris, Margarita, Mai Tai, The
Martini, Fruit Martinis, Cosmopolitan,
Espresso Martini, French Martini,
Caipirinhas, Mint Julep, Mojitos, Manhattan,
Old Fashioned, Plus many more

Place a deposit of £150.00 to reserve your place then pay your remaining course balance before the 1st day of your course, or pay in full now.

Certificates and results are posted two weeks after completing the course.

N.B. Bookings made within 7 days of the course start date must be paid in full and will not be guaranteed to be sent pre course literature, (all directions, information is available on the website or by calling 08707 202 877 between 9am-5pm Mon-Fri).

Guide Price: London - £749.00 per delegate, Birmingham - £649.00 per delegate

Delivery: Classroom
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