The Edinburgh Whisky Academy, which is fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), has launched their first tier of education. The Academy was specifically created to fill a vital gap in Scotch Whisky education and is slowly developing its course offerings.
A further course, The Diploma in the Art of Tasting Whisky is scheduled to launch in the Spring, more information to come.
Founder and Managing Director Kirsty McKerrow has long been aware of the need for independent qualifications in the whisky industry. She said “Our online Introduction to Whisky Certificate will make independent, high quality whisky education globally accessible.
Like all of our courses, this is awarded and certified by the SQA so candidates have the option of taking a formal assessment if they wish to achieve this certificate.’
The online Introduction to Whisky Certificate provides true knowledge and information on the key aspects of Scotch Whisky history and production. It was developed with the close involvement of notable experts within the whisky industry.
Kirsty said, “Until now, there was no recognised independent qualification delivered online for whisky training. Of great importance is that the knowledge gained is totally impartial and neutral from any distillery or brand. The course will be welcomed by whisky industry workers, hospitality staff and spirits retailers and also by whisky enthusiasts keen to expand their knowledge”
The Academy invites any industry or hospitality group who wants to use the course for their
internal training to contact them directly.