Apprenticeship (Level 2) in Brewing



Aimed at students who wish to work within the brewing sector, this course gives an understanding of brewing and enables you to develop specific skills and specialist brewing knowledge, which supports career progression in a number of industry roles.

• Control fermentation in brewing
• Control yeast cropping and storage in brewing
• Control yeast selection, treatment and pitching in brewing
• Control kegging in brewing
• Carry out sampling for quality control in brewing operations
• Work effectively with others in food operations
• Principles of brewhouse processes in brewing
• Principles of the brewing industry and beer production

Plus optional units relevant to the industry within which the candidate works.

Delivered in the workplace through a range of practical observations of work, knowledge and understanding of the principles of brewing. In addition, there will be project work and self-study.

Successful students can progress their career with their employer.

We offer intermediate apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and fee-paying routes into agriculture and horticulture. These qualifications, whch are recongised by Lantra, can be tailored to suit the employer and their needs. Apprenticeships are available to students in suitable employment who are aged between 16-18 years old (fully funded) or 19-24 years old (with an employer contribution towards the cost of tuition).

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.


  • Apprenticeship

  • free for 16-18 year olds

  • 19+ FEES


  • Awarding body

    FDQ (Formerly Food and Drink Qualifications)

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however, students will need a good level of English, maths and science, as well as a keen interest in the brewing and craft brewing industries. Students will possess self-motivation skills, communication skills and a willingness to learn.