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 Bar service training | Bartender Course | Distance Learning

Learn how to mix drinks, the different kinds of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Receive a certificate and open the world of endless career opportunities in top bars around the globe!


Do you have a bubbly personality? Do you enjoy entertaining people and can handle working under pressure? Bartenders are getting employed in Bars, Lounges, Restaurants, Cruise ships, Hotels, Resorts and Lodges all over the world. Study online with us and open the world to, endless career opportunities. Bartending is a great way to live in big, vibrant cities, travel the world and adventure while you are earning. The opportunities are endless!


What our bartender course entails:

  • Introduction to bartending

  • The job description of a bartender

  • Working in bars around the world

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic, beverages (in their categories)

  • Spirits, Wine, Beers, Cocktails

  • Providing 5 Star service to bar customers

  • Mixology


Course Structure


Introduction to bartending

  • The personality of a bartender

  • Grooming and personal presentation

  • The job description of a bartender

  • Introduction to bars


Beverage product knowledge

  • Spirits

  • Aperitives

  • Digestives

  • Sherry

  • Port

  • Liqueurs

  • Beers

  • Ciders and Alcopops / Ready-to-drink (RTDs) 

  • Mixers

  • Minerals (Sodas)

  • Juices

  • Cordials

  • Syrups & Bitters

  • Energy drinks

  • Wines - Red, White, Rose, Sparkling/ Champagne


Service procedures for bartenders

  • Bar service protocol

  • Dealing with customers

  • Food Service

  • Tray service

  • Food menu knowledge - A la carte



  • Preparing garnishes

  • Attending to customers without delay

  • Providing customers with accurate information on cocktails

  • Promoting cocktails to customers

  • Identifying customer requirements

  • Preparing and serving cocktails

  • Blending, shaking and straining, building, spirit-based cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails, measures

  • Using the correct equipment and accompaniments to serve cocktails

  • Different glasses used in a bar

  • Shooters


Wine knowledge & service

  • Red Wine, White Wine, Rose Wine, Sparkling Wine/ Champagne

  • Wine Service

  • Wine and food pairing

  • Serving wine in the bar


5-star bar service

  • Adapting to 5-star service standards


Job opportunities for a bartender

The job opportunities for a bartender are endless. You can work anywhere in the world, from bars to resorts, hotels, lodges, boutique hotels, restaurants, lounges, cruise ships, yachts, you name it! Many establishments around the world are constantly hiring bartenders including in South Africa, the USA, and many other countries. 


How long is the bar service (bartender) course?

Our bartender course takes 2-4 weeks. It depends on how fast you are. This course is delivered online. We also use a lot of videos to make your learning easy. On successful completion, you receive a Certificate which you can present to your prospective employers. 


How to enroll/register for the bartender course? 

It is very simple. Drop us an email or fill in the form below, we will send you the enrollment form. Once you fill it in, send it back to us together with your proof of payment,  then we will register you then you can start studying right away.