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Trainer Spotlight: Edinburgh Whisky Academy

In this week's Trainer Spotlight blog, we take a look at Edinburgh Whisky Academy (EWA) who have a variety of their inspiring courses listed with SkillSeeder. Whether you are looking to progress your career within this industry or you are fan of Whisky and would like to learn more about it, their courses are a great place to start your learning journey.

They are the only SQA Approved Centre for Scotch whisky and gin education and have been Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) approved since 2016. Due to this approval, their course material is of the highest possible standard and their assessments are therefore both rigorous and robust. EWA are approved to teach, assess, and certify all their courses internally, and their certified courses are externally verified each year for quality assurance. T The Academy currently offer three customised awards; Certificate in Scottish Whisky, Diploma in Single Malt Whisky and a Diploma in the Art of Tasting Whisky. Most of their courses are conveniently online and fully flexible so you can learn in your own time, with lifetime access to the modules. For those who would rather attend in person, they also offer a fully in person course, at the historic Arniston House in Midlothian - a Georgian mansion designed by William Adam in 1726, where you can spend the day exploring all things sensory in the art of tasting whisky before having an invigilated final assessment. The EWA currently have 7,000+ candidates globally enjoying their SQA-Approved courses in Scotch whisky and gin. If you would like to learn directly from the experts then their courses are without a doubt for you!

Alternatively, if you are thinking about someone you know who would be interested in a course, why don’t you consider a gift with a difference this Christmas?! The EWA have an option to buy one of their courses as a gift for someone. You can get immediate access to a digital PDF voucher or you can purchase one of their beautiful physical gift vouchers. Their courses are so varied, from their ‘Wake up your Whisky Nose’ at £25, to their most advance course, the ‘Diploma in Single Malt Whisky’ at £960.

Edinburgh Whiskey Academy will also work directly with companies of any size for staff training. The online and in-person courses equip employees with the knowledge and confidence to excel in a variety of roles. As the only SQA-approved centre for whisky and gin education, EWA are first choice for the industry when it comes to staff training. They can liaise closely with HR and training teams to devise a programme tailored to a company’s specific needs. They also offer bespoke courses which can be hosted at the employers offices, providing a cost and time effective use of staff resources.

The EWA are often mentioned in the press. The Scotsman endorse their training, saying: “As thorough as you’d expect Scottish Qualifications Authority certified schooling to be”. Scottish Field say “I thought I knew a lot about whisky, but I can honestly say that I was astonished by how much I learned”. Feeling inspired? Browse their latest courses at SkillSeeder and find out more today.

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