National Certificate for Drinks Dispense (NCDD)

The NCDD is designed by industry professionals, for industry professionals, and offers knowledge consolidation and proof of competence for Drinks Dispense Technicians.

Having run for over 10 years, and been utilised regularly by stalwarts of the industry, the NCDD is the mark of quality that brand owners look for and can rely on.

The course covers a wide variety of elements that the modern Drinks Dispense Technician needs in order to be successful in the dispense environment; topics covered range from gas pressure systems to properties of beer, and from dispense equipment to codes of practice.

How is the course structured?

The qualification is based around self-managed learning, requiring candidates to utilise the course materials provided and their on-the-job experience to reach the desired learning outcomes.

The course comprises 5 units which make up 2 distinct elements, Health & Safety, and Drinks Dispense.

Health & Safety

Drinks Dispense

Required for candidates without requisite minimum experience or job role.

CSIM Card

Running alongside the NCDD is the nationally recognised Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) accredited CSIM Card.
The CSIM card is your proof of competence, identity, accreditation and proves your right to carry out installations, maintenance and alterations in the cellar service environment verifies the holder as having the required training and qualifications for the type of work they are intending to carry out.

Cards are valid for 3 years, at which point they must be renewed.

Each unit culminates in a 30 minute multiple-choice examination.

Delivery models

Based around self-guided learning, the qualification is now available in both face-to-face and online delivery models, with various levels of support available to accommodate learners of all levels.

Both the Self-Study and Distance Learning options are completed at the candidates own pace, and exams are only taken when the candidate is ready.

Self Study

Within the cost of each Unit candidates will receive a printed copy of the relevant Unit handbook, written and maintained by BFBi, our team of trainers and in consultation with industry experts. A folder will also be provided with each candidate’s first set of learning materials for the safe keeping of all course related documents.

Candidates will be registered with the exam board, BIIAB, and will be entitled to one sitting of each exam, as per their enrolment, through the online examination portal using real-time remote invigilation.

Each successful candidate is entitled to a CSIM card, valid for 3 years.

Distance Learning

Within the cost of each Unit candidates will receive a printed copy of the relevant Unit handbook, written and maintained by BFBi, our team of trainers and in consultation with industry experts. A folder will also be provided with each candidate’s first set of learning materials for the safe keeping of all course related documents.

Developed in collaboration with industry experts, Distance Learning and Classroom candidates will be able to access a series of videos that cover the key learning outcomes for each unit and give detailed explanations of tricky concepts or in-depth subjects.

Candidates will be registered with the exam board, BIIAB, and will be entitled to one sitting of each exam, as per their enrolment, through the online examination portal using real-time remote invigilation.

Each successful candidate is entitled to a CSIM card, valid for 3 years.

Classroom

Within the cost of each Unit candidates will receive a printed copy of the relevant Unit handbook, written and maintained by BFBi, our team of trainers and in consultation with industry experts. A folder will also be provided with each candidate’s first set of learning materials for the safe keeping of all course related documents.

Developed in collaboration with industry experts, Distance Learning and Classroom candidates will be able to access a series of videos that cover the key learning outcomes for each unit and give detailed explanations of tricky concepts or in-depth subjects.

Candidates opting for the classroom delivery method will receive a place on one of our trainer-led exam preparation days.

Exam preparation days help to reinforce the learning objectives achieved during self-study, but should not be expected to replace self-study.

We operate venues nationwide and candidates are able to select whichever venue is the most convenient on their chosen date.

  • Stockport
    Frederic Robinson’s Brewery
  • Burton-upon-Trent
    Marston’s Brewery
  • Kent
    Shepherd Neame Brewery
  • Dorset
    Hall & Woodhouse Brewery

Candidates will be registered with the exam board, BIIAB, and will be entitled to one sitting of each exam, as per their enrolment, to take place at the end of the related exam-preparation day.

Each successful candidate is entitled to a CSIM card, valid for 3 years.

Prices

For information on becoming a BFBi member, please CLICK HERE to drop us an email.

Practical Assessments and their resits cost £200.00, and unfortunately no BFBi Member discount is available.

How to apply

Each potential candidate will need to complete and submit an enrolment form; which will also allow us to ascertain the necessity of the Practical Assessment in obtaining your CSIM card.

To request an enrolment form please email

accreditation@BFBi.org.uk

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss anything, please feel free to contact us and a member of the BFBi team will be glad to assist.