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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_EBRDO_7
  • Field of StudyBrewing,Distilling
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationCertificate
  • Type of Study Part time
  • Application Closing Date 2nd October 2020
  • Level7
  • LocationCIT Bishopstown Campus
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.

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.


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

 

It is envisaged that classes will be conducted online and that laboratory practicals will take place in small groups in CIT. Lecture/Lab sessions will take place from 6.00pm  - 9.30pm. The programme is delivered over one year (2 Semesters) or two years (4 Semesters). Students can take the modules in the following modes.



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

Candidates are expected to have at least a Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications in any discipline. 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 also be considered on an individual basis.

 

To Apply

 

  • Online application is open for course commencing 28th September 2020.
  • 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.

 

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 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.

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 module information on the CIT Certificate in Brewing & Distilling, please click on the tab below.

 

View Module Info >>

 

 

 

Course Details

Part-time Information

  • 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 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

     

  • Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.  For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students

     
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience. If you think you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl
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