Posted: May 7, 2017

Keep your venue, staff and customers safe!

Due to recent events Tennent’s Training Academy would like to do our bit to help keep Scottish hospitality venues & customers safe and aware of the possible threats.

We will be offering a FREE Counter Terrorism Safety Workshop on Friday 16th June 2017 (10am-2pm) at Tennent’s Training Academy in Glasgow.

This specialist counter terrorism workshop aimed at hospitality venues, hotels, businesses and retail units will show you how best to counteract a terrorist attack to keep your customers, staff and venue safe. Covered on the session will be:

  • Security Planning
  • Risk factors
  • Hostile reconnaissance
  • Access control measures
  • Good housing practices
  • Suspicious items / phone call threats
  • Types of attacks
  • Response / Evacuation

There are only 18 spaces available so this offer is on a first come first served basis. Attendees must work in a bar, restaurant, hotel, night club or hospitality venue (Only 1 space per venue).

E-mail us now to reserve your free space.


Posted: April 24, 2017


Join the Chef of Glasgow’s most popular Thai restaurant Chaophraya for an evening of cooking and learning all about your favourite Thai dishes. The best Thai food comes from using the freshest ingredients, along with the skilful art of preparation and combining the right ingredients at the right time to create an exceptional dish. Unlock the secrets of Thai cooking and master the art to impress your loved ones at home.

The Chaophraya masterclass will start with an introduction to Thai ingredients and where to source them with a demonstration from Chaoparaya’s head chef while you enjoy an arrival drink of choice. The chef will then be on hand to assist you at your own chef station while you start to create your own Thai masterpieces in the form of two main courses. After you have finished creating sit down and unwind while enjoying your delicious dinner with a complimentary drink of choice.

Places are limited for this amazing opportunity the next dates available to book this experience are Wednesday 3rd of May, Wednesday 5th June, Wednesday 6th September or Wednesday 15th November 2017.

To Book call 0141 533 0010 or visit here.


Posted: April 21, 2017


Join one of Glasgow's most loved chefs on his behind the scenes culinary tour to one of the chef's favourite bustling fish markets Corrigan’s Fishmongers. On this great adventure you will meet the merchant, experience the hustle and bustle and identify the best and freshest types of fish to purchase and use for your traditional fish supper.

After the market trip you will head back to the home of Scotland's favourite Pint at Wellpark Brewery to enjoy a complimentary behind the scenes tour of Tennent’s and beer tasting, then it’s time to pick your beer of choice which will be used to batter your very own handpicked catch of the day.

Beer chosen it’s time to cook & eat! You'll be invited by Chef John in to our state of the art Cookery School for a Masterclass in the ultimate fish supper, you will then get the opportunity to create your own fish supper under his expert guidance.

Places are limited for this once in a lifetime opportunity the next dates available to book this experience are Saturday 26th August or Saturday 28th October 2017. To Book call 0141 533 0010 or visit here.


Posted: April 12, 2017

Investors in Young People Gold accreditation

The Tennent’s Training Academy (TTA) has been awarded the Investors in Young People Gold accreditation for its work with youth employment in the hospitality industry, making it the first ever hospitality facility to achieve gold status. Investors in Young People praised the Glasgow training facility for its work with young people, particularly those who come up against challenges to employment, and its efforts to promote the hospitality industry as a rewarding career option.


Since 2010, the TTA has worked with a range of suppliers and trainers to deliver courses specifically designed to help young people, including school children, gain insight, skills and the essential experience to find employment within the hospitality trade.

It works closely with young people who might face conventional barriers to work, especially those with learning disabilities, recently re-homed, long-term unemployed and young people who are recently out of prison.

The TTA also delivers a vast range of courses that support the hospitality industry by delivering over 50 accredited courses designed to help those just starting out or staff already working within it.

Courses range from drink and food service to pub and cellar management, personal license and door supervision.


Posted: April 7, 2017

Renfrewshire Council Partnership

The Tennent’s Training Academy (TTA) is celebrating working in partnership with Renfrewshire Council’s Invest in Renfrewshire Team to train unemployed people from the area and help them enter the world of work. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the graduation ceremony for the first programme which took place last week, Friday 31 March. Up to nine further programmes will be delivered over the next two years with over 100 individuals expected to take part.

Students graduating last week had completed five weeks of hospitality training across various accredited qualifications and skills masterclasses including: emergency first aid, food safety kitchen skills, customer and drinks service training and an employability masterclass. The programme was a tremendous success with 100% attendance across the five weeks. All candidates were unemployed at the beginning of the course, and four attendees already have more reason to celebrate after being offered either full or part time work since completion.

Tennent’s Training Academy are looking for hospitality businesses in Renfrewshire to get in touch if they are looking for staff and also if they are able to help support work placements. The next programme starts on the 1st of May 2017.


Posted: April 4, 2017

Greater Glasgow Hotel Association

Tennent’s Training Academy work in partnership with Greater Glasgow Hotel Association.

Tennent’s Training Academy and the GGHA are working in partnership to bring members a host of new benefits designed to help members access training. If you are a GGHA member there are 6 more FREE Masterclasses that you can get you staff booked onto in 2017:

Bar ManagementFriday 5th May 2017
1 Day Allergens MasterclassTuesday 6th June 2017
Food SafetyThursday 6th July 2017
Social Media for ManagersTuesday 5th September 2017
Time Management/Diary ManagementThursday 5th October 2017
Conflict ManagementMonday 6th November 2017

To book please email



Self-employed/freelance experienced bar trainers & chefs required

Open day 2nd March 2017 - 1200 til 1400 at Wellpark Brewery, 161 Duke Street, Glasgow

Tennent's Training Academy is an award winning state of the art training facility. We offer a fun and modern hands-on approach to hospitality through our leisure masterclasses. We are looking to add to our already amazing workforce and are hosting an open day. We would love to see you on the day, please bring along your CV for an informal chat. For further information please call the office on 0141 553 0010 and ask for Lisa.


Tennent’s Training Academy Online

At Tennent’s Training Academy we are known for our practical, hands on training in a real live hospitality environment however we understand that it is not always easy for everyone to get time away from busy work schedules to attend a full days training, or that you might be some distance away... so we have now introduced Tennent’s Training Academy Online training solutions for your compliance needs.

The courses that we have available at the moment are:

Our online awarding body is Highfield which is the UK’s leading supplier of compliance e-learning courses.

Our e-learning courses make the most complex of subjects easier to digest through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage.

What makes us different is that our e-learning uses interactive exercises and games to help learners to test their knowledge and keep the training fun. All the content is provided by market leading experts and includes videos, relevant photography and instant interaction 3D scenarios to help engage learners and make sure they get the same standard of training they would receive if they attended a face to face class. The online training also includes a voice over which talks you through the training as well as lots of knowledge tests to make sure the information is sinking in.

Once you buy the online training package from Tennent's Training Academy you can work through all the content at your own pace in the comfort of your own home on your laptop, computer or iPad or phone.

Once completed all you need to do to gain the recognised qualification is book onto one of the exam dates available at a centre near you.

Keep your eyes peeled for more courses coming on board in 2017...

If you would like more information please give us a call on 0141 553 0010 or visit our online page


Our flair bartending courses are taught by award winning flair bartender - David Monaghan, who is the 4 x Scottish champion, Midori UK champ, as well as holding several other international awards, including runner up in the Skyy Global challenge and a finalist in the Roadhouse World Open.

David has enjoyed an extensive career, performing in front of crowds of up to 6000, as well as intimate private shows for A - list celebs including the Royal Family and Lionel Richie.

In our courses David teaches you visually impressive techniques for making cocktails and drinks behind a bar, including practical "working flair" that won’t slow down your service, as well as thrilling "exhibition flair" that will get the crowds cheering.

Whether you are an aspiring professional bartender or you want to impress at parties, this course will give you the tools to develop your own style and provide you with "off the shelf" ready-to-use routines.