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Sensory evaluation – an introduction (IFST accredited – foundation level)

Important information about Campden BRI events

All on-site training courses and seminars due to be held between 23rd March and 31st July are being rescheduled for August onwards. You can still register interest and we will notify you of rescheduled dates. You will not be charged until the event takes place. For enquiries please contact +44(0)1386 842104




16 June 2020


25 November 2020



Members - £499 + VAT
Non-members - £640 + VAT


Campden BRI, Chipping Campden

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Benefits of attending

This course provides information on principles of sensory science, the human senses and how they are used in sensory evaluation practices, sensory methodology and best practice when conducting these methods. Typical attendees usually include those with basic knowledge or who are new to sensory science. They will gain an understanding of the importance of objective sensory evaluation activities in the food  and drink industry. Attendees will also get the opportunity to gain a qualification in Sensory evaluation at foundation level.

Training Course content

Training course content
• Introduction to sensory science - definitions, applications and benefits
• Physiological and psychological aspects of perception - the human senses
• Practical considerations for sensory testing – best practice, facilities and assessors
• An introduction to the three main types of methodology in sensory science and its uses

Course aims
• To provide an introduction to the principles of sensory science
• To show practical demonstration of the screening process when using sensory assessors
• To highlight the importance of conducting best practice
• To show the differences in sensory methods using practical activity

Learning outcomes
At the end of the course you will be able to:-
• Recruit a sensory panel
• Screen new assessors to determine their sensory acuity
• Use new training techniques gained on the course to get the best out of your panel
• Explain why best practice is important
• Define the differences in the three main categories of sensory methodology and its uses
• Demonstrate competency and awareness by passing an end of course exam

Delegate Feedback (November 2019)

  • Tutor explained everything with examples; very engaging; informative.

This course can be customised and is available in house

Event Director - Sue Purcell

Next step

Sensory evaluation workshop (IFST accredited – intermediate level)

Further information

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