This course is available as a tailored option for those who have a number of staff who would benefit from the training. If you would like more information please complete the enquiry form

Benefits of attending

As a Panel Leader you will gain the skills and knowledge to recruit, train, manage a sensory panel as well as determining the best method to use to collect and analysis data from taste panels.  The benefit is that you will have the confidence in your panel to be able to provide you with good data on which decisions can be made,

This course is ideally attended by delegates who already have knowledge of beer flavours.

Training Course content

  • Sensory Analysis - an overview
  • Panel Recruitment, screening, training and maintenance
  • Physiological and psychological aspects of perception - the human senses and screening techniques
  • Good sensory practices and facilities
  • An introduction to sensory methodology with focus on quality control methods
    • Useful sensory methods for screening
  • Training aids and techniques
  • Monitoring panel performance
  • Data Collection


Course Aims

  • To provide information and techniques on the recruitment, screening, training and panel maintenance process
  • To gain facilitation techniques
  • To present best practice for panels and facilities
  • To understand that using beer training aids to upskill your panel will create good data
  • To advise on the selection of an appropriate sensory method for data capture and its uses

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Create a recruitment questionnaire and recruit appropriate sensory assessors
  • Screen and train new recruits in beer quality
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practice in methods and facilities
  • Design a suitable quality control method for data capture and understand the collated data for reporting purposes
Event Director - Sue Purcell

Further information

Our training team will be happy to help with any enquiry on +44(0)1386 842104 or at

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We continue to offer a range of training options so that you can continue to learn and develop.

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Book with confidence – We will not charge transfer fees if you need to move your booking to another course date or alternative course/event due to Covid-19.

Tailored training – We also provide tailored training for your teams online or face to face.

If you have any queries, email or call +44(0)1386 842104.

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