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Certificate in Bar Excellence

Fully accredited and approved by RoSPA, CPD and iirsm approved



£74.99 inc VAT
Or £25.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
12 hours · Self-paced
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Access until course completion
No formal qualification
12 CPD hours / points
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At Intellelearn, we know how to build learning experiences around multi discipline knowledge and our content specialists have developed a fantastic programme that delivers our Certificate in Bar Excellence and focuses on:

  • Beer and Lager- you will learn everything about beers and lagers from pilsner to porter. This includes IPA; Bitters; Sour Beers; Saison; Belgian Beer etc
  • Compliance- essential Food/Drink Hygiene, Allergen Awareness and Health and Safety
  • Customer Service- including knowledge on how to even clean glassware correctly

The Intellelearn Certificate in Bar Excellence is the most comprehensive programme for the modern bar person. The sheer quantity and quality of beers and lagers is mind blowing and the knowledge of bar workers needs to keep pace.

Our programme balances the learning from each element so the learner is not overwhelmed by any particular section. This balance is both timely in that we work with you to determine a realistic time frame for all the learning; plus the balance is through the mixing of the various topics.


12 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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The Intellelearn Certificate in Bar Excellence is a totally comprehensive programme for the modern bar trade. We combine the most advanced courses on beer and lager with the essential compliance training needed to offer your customers a safe and enjoyable experience and the business legal.

Intellelearn Beer Courses provide an in depth knowledge on the world of beers/lagers. Great service begins with knowledge and these Beer Courses will provide you with the confidence to talk with any customer.

The courses within the programme are all fully accredited by CPD; RoSPA and iirsm and the learner will complete the following individual courses:

  • Beer Basics- usual price £60.00
  • Beer Styles- usual price £60.00
  • Keeping and Serving Beer- usual price £60.00
  • Food Hygiene Level 2- usual price £12.00
  • Health and Safety level 2- usual price £20.00
  • HACCP Level 2- usual price £20.00
  • COSHH- usual price £20.00
  • Food Allergen Awareness- usual price £12.00

The usual price for the whole course if purchased separately is £264.00. We really do take the average bar person to a totally different and professional level.

As indicated, our programme involves the knowledge of Beer, Compliance and Customer Service. Key learning points for the programme include:

  • What is beer. What causes the flavour, texture, smell of the different types of beer
  • What causes beer to go off and how to prevent or identify causes
  • How the key ingredients of beer affect the flavour, add alcohol and the reason they differ around the world
  • What beers suit different food types
  • A full understanding of the different classifications of beer and more importantly, why the different beers are classified that way
  • What is the best glassware for different types of beer and how to properly clean the glasses
  • How to handle and pour the beer so not to spoil it
  • Legal requirements of every person working in a bar regarding Food Safety/Hygiene
  • Understanding all types of physical, chemical and allergenic hazards
  • Food/Drink storage and preparation to prevent accidents or contamination
  • The 7 Principles of a HACCP system including how to build an effective plan
  • How to identify the 14 allergenic ingredients that must be declared in food products
  • What are the legal responsibilities of everyone working with food and drink regarding Allergens
  • How to identify and minimise the risk of allergen contamination
  • Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Accident prevention, investigation and reporting

This Intellelearn Certificate in Bar Excellence includes:

  • Stop-Start technology meaning you learn at your convenience
  • All device compliant meaning you can use laptop-tablet-smartphone at anytime
  • Developed by Beer Professionals and Sector Specialists
  • Accredited by CPD, RoSPA and iirsm
  • Approximate duration: 20 hours


This Certificate in Bar Excellence is accessed through a dedicated learner portal and you will be provided the easy to use login details. The programme consists of 8 individual courses which are all fully accredited by leading bodies. The courses are divided into modules with a short quiz at the end of each to test your knowledge. For each course, once you have progressed through each of the modules you can access a quiz which consists of 20 multiple choice questions based on the material that you have studied.

Once you have passed the courses you can download your course certificates in PDF from your learner area. If you don't pass the course first time, don't worry, you can resit the test as many times as required. On completion of all the courses, you will be supplied a Certificate in Bar Excellence.


The Programme will take approximately 12 hours to complete. As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages.


The courses within this programme are fully accredited by CPD, RoSPA and/or iirsm. You will be able to instantly download and print your certificates as soon as you successfully complete the individual courses. These qualifications are universally accepted by all employers


We are dedicated to helping you succeed. Our courses include dedicated tutor support and they are available to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the courses. Remember: your success is our success!

Who is this course for?

This Programme is for Bar Professionals. If you already work in a bar, this course will provide the knowledge to take your career to a different level. If you are looking to work in a bar, this course will provide you with an absolute advantage over your competition!


There are no requirements for this programme other than a commitment and desire to learn.

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