Education & Scholarships


Please visit the links below to learn more about the training courses, bursaries and scholarships available through each of our three VT&E partners.


The Wine & Spirit Education Trust was established as an educational charity in 1969. The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ was one of the four ‘founding fathers’, along with the Vintners’ Company (which provided the funding), the Wine and Spirit Association of Great Britain (who ran courses through their education committee prior to the WSET), and the Institute of Masters of Wine.

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The heritage of Heriot-Watt dates back to 1821 since when their community of scholars were developing transformational solutions to specific global problems.  Scholars are specialists in engineering, business and science and leaders in innovative global education for a future world.

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The Institute of Brewing & Distilling was originally established as The Laboratory Club in 1886. We provide excellence in technical education for professional brewers and distillers in their pursuit of perfection.

The IBD offers 4 levels of Distilling Qualifications to cater for all types of professionals with a passion for distilling and with the focus of providing transformational outcomes both for individuals and businesses.

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