Cellar Management Course

Cellar Management
£25 +VAT

This Cellar Management course will ensure that all employees working in any establishment with a bar have the appropriate knowledge needed to properly store, prepare and pour cask ales and keg beers.

Untrained bar staff can be responsible for up to £16,000 worth of wasted stock every year on a classic six-tap account, as well as lost reputation if flat, sub-par pints are poured. For this reason, Cellar Management training is recommended to ensure that your establishment succeeds.

  • Developed with consultation from Cask Marque
  • Accredited by CPD and endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate Duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This Cellar Management course is ideal for owners, managers, supervisors or anyone who is responsible for line cleaning, barrel changing, cellar health & safety or the profitability of the business on a daily basis.

This training covers best practices and topics such as:

  • Line cleaning
  • Serving draught products
  • Controlling wastage
  • Health & safety
  • Preparing, changing, storing and serving cask and keg products
  • Cellar gas safety

Developed With Cask Marque

This Cellar Management training course has been created with consultation from Cask Marque, the organisation who aim to ensure high standards of beer quality across the UK.

You can learn more and apply to join the scheme on the Cask Marque website.


CPD Approved
IoH Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality as providing independently-evaluated, quality content that teaches good practice standards.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content


Benefits of good cellar management, what is a 'perfect pint', the types and styles of beer available, employer and employee responsibilities in the workplace, risk assessments, accident reporting and accident record keeping.

2Delivery and Storage

Cellar deliveries, cellar drops, drop and door safety, awareness of hazards, how to receive deliveries and store your beer, preparing cask for service and the storage of kegs.

3Cellar Health and Safety: Beverage Gas

Gas management and safety, personal protective equipment for the safe handling of gas cylinders, what should be done in the event of a gas leak, fire and gas, various types of keg couplers and lifting procedures.

4Cellar Health and Safety: Cleaning Procedures

Cellar hygiene, cask line cleaning, keg line cleaning, COSHH regulations.

5Serving Your Beer

Bar hygiene, glass hygiene, personal hygiene, health and safety, wastage control and pulling the perfect pint.

6What's Wrong with My Beer?

Troubleshooting for no beer at the dispense, off-tasting beer, flat beer and hazy beer.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the different types of keg and cask beers that are available.
  • Identify why cellar management is important for a business.
  • Know how to safely accept and store beer deliveries to ensure your stock remains at optimum quality.
  • Understand the importance of routine cleaning and high hygiene standards to the overall quality of your stock.
  • Realise the dangers that cellars can pose and how to take the necessary measures to prevent hazards.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.