The Cider Institute of North America partners with academic institutions and the cider industry to deliver high-quality, hands-on trainings from Foundation, through Advanced, to Master cider making skills for every stage of a career in the cider industry. Coursework was first developed by Peter Mitchell, one of the world's leading authorities in cider production and founder of the Cider & Perry Academy in the U.K. Upon course and exam completion, students will receive industry-recognized certificates from the Cider Institute of North America. The Cider & Perry Production Certification
Program has three levels of training and certification designed to meet industry standards:
The Foundation level provides an introduction to cider and perry production, and is a prerequisite for additional levels of certification.
The Advanced level is for cider makers already working in the industry, with practical experience and a firm knowledge of basic skills.
The Master level is for those who want to demonstrate industry knowledge at the highest level.
Contact email@example.com for more information about this Certificate Program. Learn more about each specific course and register using the links below.
This course is required for the Foundation Certificate in Cider & Perry Production. Participants of this five-day course, run in association with the Cider & Perry Academy (CPAC) and approved training providers, will gain an understanding of cider and perry and acquire the key skills and knowledge necessary to make quality products. Academic instructors of this course will introduce you to the fundamentals of cider making as well as the history and traditions behind the modern cider and perry industry. The course involves hands-on practical lab work, lectures, workshops, and cider tastings that include:
Based on Peter Mitchell's curriculum, each instructor has adapted the course to her/his teaching style and regional considerations. Successful completion of the Foundation Certificate Examination at the end of this course is a prerequisite to the Advanced Certificate in Cider & Perry Production.
This course is a Core Module for the Advanced Certificate in Cider & Perry Production. Developed by Peter Mitchell for CINA, this class builds on the Foundation course and aims to cover, in depth, advanced theoretical aspects of cider and perry production. A key part of the class program involves undertaking a "new product development" project with an emphasis on developing marketing and production plans. Course content includes:
This course is taught by Peter Mitchell in North America. Courses in the U.K. are offered through the Cider & Perry Academy. Prerequisites apply - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This online course is a Core Module for the Cider Institute of North America (CINA) Advanced Certificate in Cider & Perry Production, however it can be taken by any producer with an interest in GMPs, Safety & Sanitation. The online content will cover:
This online course is self-directed and will be open for one month.
This course is a Core Module for the Cider Institute of North America (CINA) Advanced Certificate in Cider & Perry Production, however it can be taken by anyone with an interest in advanced-level lab methods for cider and perry production. The course aims to cover, in depth, the following key aspects of cider & perry analysis:
The majority of time will be spent in a practical laboratory setting, learning the methods for determining common cider and perry chemical parameters. Students will be evaluated on their ability to complete these methods independently at the end of the class.
This course is a Core Module for the Cider Institute of North America (CINA) Advanced Certificate in Cider & Perry Production, however it can be taken by anyone with an interest in advanced-level sensory analysis for cider and perry production who meet the prerequisite. The course aims to cover, in depth, the following key aspects of cider & perry analysis:
Please follow the link below to be added to the waiting list for this course. You will be notified when the class is offered in the future.
Chris Gerling, Instructor
Information: Brighid O'Keane, CINA email@example.com
Bri Ewing Valliere, Instructor
Peter Mitchell, Instructor
Information: Brighid O'Keane, CINA
Steven Trussler, Instructor
Barb Tatarnic, Mgr Continuing Ed
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