The Edinburgh Whisky Academy has announced a special six-month Covid recovery package for their online qualifications.
Fancy upping your game when it comes to Scotch or Irish whisky? Not only will you learn about an important area of the spirits industry but also have a damn good excuse to try some delicious booze.
From 1st July until 31st December you will be able to get 50% off the Edinburgh Whisky Academy Online Certificate in Scotch Whisky and their Online Certificate in Irish Whisky for all hospitality workers in the UK and Ireland. There is also a 25% discount on the recently launched Online Diploma in Single Malt Whisky for the more advanced of you.
The Edinburgh Whisky Academy comes with great credentials as it’s the only Scottish Qualifications Authority approved centre of education in whisky and has provided training for many leading hospitality businesses.
The online Scotch and Irish Whisky courses can be taken at your own pace with a series of interactive exercises, videos and pop quizzes plus you get an actual certificate at the end to put on the wall behind you when you have Zoom calls. They also offer a free taster so you can get a feel for the format of the sessions before you fork out the cash.
As far as forking out goes the discount means you will be only paying £49.50 for the Scotch and Irish Whisky Certificates. The Single Malt Whisky Diploma is now £690 and there are currently six dates available however if you would like to book for a group of employees they will come up with a schedule to suit your team.
To be eligible for the Edinburgh Whisky Academy Covid recovery package, candidates must currently be working in the hospitality sector (or on the hunt for a job), be a resident in the UK or Ireland and be eager to learn. To participate email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and the course you wish to sign up for or if you want to sign up your team just let them know the number of people you want to enrol.
For more info on the courses and to check out the free taster sessions visit their website here.
Edinburgh Whisky Academy Managing Director, Kirsty McKerrow had this to say:
“We’re hoping that the significant savings in our Covid recovery package will help to support an industry that has been one of the worst-affected sectors of the economy during the pandemic. Customer expectations for excellent service remain and establishments are increasingly recognising the business benefits of having staff who understand whisky – from its history and production processes, to the ability to demonstrate how to nose and taste this delightfully complex spirit. We hope that this special package will help to increase access to a level of knowledge that can delight customers and increase sales for businesses as they strive to recover, as well as providing a way for workers to enhance their career paths within the hospitality industry.”