Cask Ale – SQA and IOH endorsed


Price is per online user of this course. EU applicable VAT added.

This online course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills required to work effectively with cask ale. It covers topics such as the history of cask ale, cellar maintenance, pouring the perfect pint and pairing cask ale with food.

This Cask Ale online training is perfect for anyone who is considering a career in the Hospitality sector or new members of staff who will be serving, storing or preparing cask ale. The course is also ideal as a refresher course for experienced staff who may need to update their skills.

See below for further information.


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Course Overview

On completion of this course you will:

  • understand how cask ale is produced
  • know how to receive and store cask ales
  • know how to pour the perfect pint
  • be able to pair cask ale with food.

The course will enable employers to demonstrate that appropriate training has been conducted, and will provide a valuable support for employment opportunities in this area of work.

Course Details

The course covers the following modules:

Defining Cask Ale
History of Beer – Beer timeline
The essential ingredients cask ale…a definition
Producing Cask Ale
Styles of Cask Ale

Storing Cask Ale
Storing Cask Ale
Taking Deliveries
Cellar Equipment
The cask and the beer engine
Cellar Safety
Cellar Hygiene Beer line cleaning
Beer line cleaning procedures

Preparing Cask Ale
Six steps to preparing a cask
1. Stillaging
2. Venting
3. Tapping
4. Sampling
5. Serving
6. Tilting

Serving Cask Ale
Pouring Cask Ale
The Perfect Pint
Beer and Food Pairing – Classic combinations
Accreditations and Awards


This course has been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality [IOH], the Scottish Qualifications Authority [SQA] and Quality Marked by the Hospitality Guild.

The certificate can be downloaded from within the course once the learning has been complete


For multiple purchase discounts or to find out if discounts are available on mixed course purchases please phone a customer advisor on 0844 85 9218.

Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email [email protected]


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