The Bartender


Whether you work in a busy city centre bar, a hotel residents' bar, a local community pub or a nightclub, our bartender training will equip you with the essential skills required to set up and efficiently run a professional bar. This course has been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality [IOH], the Scottish Qualifications Authority [SQA] and Quality Marked by the Hospitality Guild.


Whatever the size of business, this bartender course will equip you with the necessary skills, confidence and training to enter the bar world and make an immediate impact on your role. The flexibility of the course is ideal for the working hours of the bartender as it can be completed at a time and a place to suit the business and the learner.

Through the course, which uses market leading graphics and interactions, you will learn everything from weights and measures responsibilities, to essential product knowledge, drinks presentation and, of course, taking care of customers. 

By taking this course you will:

  • understand the key factors that make a good bartender

  • understand your responsibilities with regard to the Weights and Measures Act 1985

  • become familiar with the different types of equipment you will use on the bar and in the cellar

  • become familiar with different products you may sell

  • understand the key factors involved in providing an excellent service to your customer

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.

You can learn at your own pace and you'll have 6 months to complete your training. Your access to the course finishes once it has been fully completed.


The course covers the following topics:

Section 1- The Good Bartender

  • Personal presentation

  • Build the perfect bartender

  • Your essential tools

  • Style and movement

  • The 5 priorities model

  • Caring for your customer

Section 2- Knowing your bar

  • Bar equipment Cellar equipment

Section 3- Product Knowledge

  • Product knowledge Spirits

  • Some common spirits Whisky

  • Producing whisky

  • Scottish whisky

  • Whiskies of the world

  • Liqueurs

  • Wine and champagne

  • Wine styles

  • Beer Producing beer

  • Some common beer styles

  • Caring for beer

Section 4- Bar Service

  • Bar service

  • Weights and measures

  • Dispensing alcohol

  • Measures

  • The perfect pour

  • The perfect pour activity

  • Stock control

  • Prevention of stock wastage

  • Stock wastage calculator

  • Drink presentation and preparation

  • Drink preparation activity


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Unit G1 Hoxton Works, 128 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6SH, England
Phone: +44 (0)20 7613 3444

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