Bartending Courses

ETS – 'Behind The Bar'

Welcome to Essential Training School (ETS), where we offer vocational courses to get you speedily up to date with all things 'bar'.

Level One | Three Weeks | (18 hours) | £200
Level 1 teaches you the origins of everything bar. We cover the history of bars and the key components to its industry. We introduce cocktail tasting, serving glasses and the key equipment/apparatus used as well as what to expect when applying for a job behind the bar.

  • Bar History around the world
  • Cocktail History
  • Spirit Knowledge and tasting (tasting, history and production method)
  • Free pour and different techniques
  • Test

Level Two | Four Weeks | (26 hours) | £450
Level 2 is the natural progression from level one, covering cocktail knowledge and preparation, customer service and creating a world-class-cocktail, in record breaking time. The course covers advanced health and safety training and it introduces day-to day bar management finishing with the knowledge of syrups and mixtures which aims to enhance your palette.

  • Spirit and Cocktail history Knowledge
  • Production of Classic Cocktails
  • Shaking, Mixing, Layering, Blending, Stirring, Straining, Dry Shaking, Muddling, Throwing & Building
  • Bar equipment and glassware
  • Role-play
  • Test

Level Three | Four Weeks | (36 hours) | £800
Level 3 covers setting up and cleaning a bar, advanced level station preparation, how to produce multiple orders (timing and management) and we aim to refine all the modules taught in levels 1 – 3, preparing you for bar and team management.

  • Understanding of Setting up and breaking down the bar in an effective way and its layout
  • Preparation of mixers and syrups
  • Serving multiple orders
  • Hygiene and safety
  • Production of all Classic Cocktails
  • Role-play
  • Test – Competition

Level Four | Three Weeks | (21 hours) | £400
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Level 4 is dedicated to those who have successfully complete level 3 and are looking to refine and learn about garnish skills, cocktails as well as stock management, staff training and management, preparing you to the management position.

  • Introduction to Flair
  • Production of Cocktails
  • Role-play – multiple serve
  • Cellar and storeroom management
  • Garnish Techniques Practice
  • Test

Booking Form

If you are interested in any of our courses please fill in this form by stating which course and level are you interested to join. Courses are for maximum of 10 students.


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