UK Scheduled Training Courses

For details of each course – please scroll down and select from the following list:




Cider & Perry – Make & Enjoy

This one-day practical hands-on course is perfect for the beginner




Cider & Perry Production – Principles & Practice

This “flag-ship” 5 day programme provides a comprehensive grounding in the main and principles & practices of cider & perry production and orcharding. The course includes key commercial considerations and is suitable for new and existing producers alike.




Science & Practice of Cider & Perry Production

Tutored by Peter Mitchell, this ADVANCED practical-based ‘MASTER CLASS’ builds on foundation level training programs and aims to cover, in depth, the following key aspects of cider & perry production:

  • Meeting consumer requirements.
  • Management of cider & perry production as biotechnology – its microbiology & biochemistry.
  • Selection, application & management of production processes & technologies.
  • The flavour of cider & perry and sensory evaluation of the products concerned.
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control of cider & perry production.


Cider & Perry – Fruit Processing & Fermentation Control

Do you want to develop the advanced skills, knowledge & understanding necessary to produce quality cider & perry? Then, this is THE course to attend!




Cider & Perry Blending & Bottling for the Marketplace

This advanced hands-on practical course aims to provide a comprehensive insight into the steps involved in the science & art of blending, New Product Development (NPD), filtration, down-stream processing, & stabilisation, final product make-up and packaging cider & perry for the marketplace. 




Cider & Perry – Sensory Analysis & Laboratory Quality Control

The course is primarily designed for individuals & businesses who have already attended the Cider & Perry Production – Principles & Practice course or undertaken other initial training in cider production. It may also be suitable for those have previous experience and wish to further develop their skills, knowledge & understanding.



Cider & Perry – Orcharding

This new intensive one-day course is designed to meet the needs of all individuals who are thinking about or planning to establish an orchard …… or who are already involved in growing fruit …… or who are just interested in this subject. The course is suitable for beginners, new businesses and existing growers (large & small-scale) alike.


Please read the following:

Course Fee Discounts. For these UK-based training courses, early booking discounts and some grant-aid may be available to assist with the payment of course fees. For further information, please see details of each course or telephone Mitchell F&D Limited (01531 828330).

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