Beer & Cider Academy: Pommelier – Crafty Nectar

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Beer & Cider Academy: Pommelier

The ultimate accolade in cider advocacy, this qualification is the culmination of months of classroom and personal cider learning

Regular price £200.00


The ultimate accolade in cider advocacy, this qualification is the culmination of months of classroom and personal cider learning.  This scheme offers recognition of a significant depth of knowledge of cider styles, category segmentation, cider & food matching opportunities, sensory analysis, fault identification and judging methodologies. 

You will become an ambassador with the knowledge, communication skills and, most importantly, the passion to inspire people to discover, respect and enjoy this revered beverage.

The Beer & Cider Academy Accredited Pommelier Requirements

Prospective candidates that wish to become Beer and Cider Academy Accredited Pommeliers must first complete Levels 1-3: Cider Foundation, Cider Advanced, and How to Assess Cider.

Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) (see full guidance document)

Candidates must then spend a period of time creating a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) that demonstrates their practical competence. The PoE will comprise of two parts:

Cider Advocacy - Evidence of personal high quality cider advocacy 

Personal Project - Paper-based exercise to demonstrate a firm understanding of language, styles, marketplace and consumers

Beer and Cider Academy Pommelier Assessment:

  • Applicant submits POE and evidence of Level 1 – 3 qualifications
  • Applicant is invited to attend an interview (viva voce) at The Beer and Cider Academy and is assessed via an evidence-based process against written parameters.
  • The assessment will test all parts of the Beer and Cider Academy Courses and may include practical tests including identification of randomly selected cider styles and faults, category and legislation understanding and role play scenarios
  • Successful candidates will be provided with a Certificate upon request and a soft copy of the Beer and Cider Academy Cider Pommelier badge/logo.
  • Successful candidates will be entered into the register of Beer and Cider Accredited Cider Pommeliers

Course Location: 44A Curlew Street, Butler's Wharf, London SE1 2ND.

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