ICA Training Courses

We offer a number of courses for ICA members and non members, alternatively there are a number of our members and organisations offering training opportunities.

Online Training Courses at low cost available now for ICA members

We have recently linked up with an online training company called Advanced Food Safety Limited.

  • Food Hygiene Training Level 2 course at £16.50 plus VAT per person
  • HACCP Training Level 2 course at £19.00 plus VAT per person

This will include the exam and certificate on passing the online exam. Certificates are posted out to you by Advanced Food Safety Limited company. The certificates include a hologram and certificate number to prevent fraud along with the Ice Cream Alliance’s logo. 

This training is acceptable to Environmental Health and BRC auditors. The courses are CPD certificated.

This is very competitively priced for full Level 2 certificated courses.

Your course data can be accessed for approximately 3 years from the date of enrolling, this is even after the final exam has been taken (which can only be attempted once). 

An instruction guide is available in the ‘members’ area’ on the ICA website.

Basic Recipe Course 

The next 'Basic Recipe Course' is TBC.

There are a maximum of 10 spaces available, please contact info@ice-cream.org if you are interested.
Learn about ice cream from start to finish and the impact of individual ingredients and processing. Our courses will give you the platform to learn more about ice cream and by the end of the course, you will be equipped with a better understanding of ice cream and why we do certain things. The course will end with, if time allows, an open forum enabling delegates to bring to the table any problems or queries that they have encountered. The ICA's consultant, Jean Pearce's knowledge and extensive experience in the ice cream industry will be able to provide you with the information you need.

 Cost: To Be Added

Recipe Formulation Course 

The next 'Recipe Formulation Course' is TBC.

There are a maximum of 8 spaces available, please contact info@ice-cream.org if you are interested.
This course will show how ice cream recipes are built and the reasoning behind using certain products, the quantity used and how to achieve a balanced recipe giving a robust end product. If there is something specific in your recipe, then remember to bring the specification with you. A laptop with Excel must be brought to the course, and you need to be proficient in the use of Excel.

Cost: To Be Added

ICA Ice Cream Training Courses

Improving your knowledge and skills can greatly contribute to making top quality ice creams and the ICA offers training courses on such subjects as ingredient functionality and product formulation. Our training courses are completely independent of any ingredient and equipment suppliers and therefore offer totally impartial help. As a not-for-profit organisation our course fees are kept to the bare minimum needed to cover our costs with most taking place at our offices here in Derby.

The following comments were made by some of the attendees at our last Ice Cream Training course:

  • The course gave a great insight into the intro of ice cream recipes.
  • Jean addressed everything I needed to know. Great knowledge.
  • Very enjoyable and Jean was very knowledgable.

For details of the courses and dates call us on 01332 203333 or email info@ice-cream.org

Alternatively, there are a number of our members and organisations offering training opportunities including:

ICA Members/University In-House Training

Alfred & Co. - ICA Member

Run occasional 1 day courses covering the basics of ice cream formulation and manufacturing including presentations and ‘hands on’ sessions using items of equipment from their portfolio. Course content particularly useful for farm based producers. The date for the next course is unconfirmed, but if you would like any information in the meantime, please email Steve.henshall@moodydirect.com

Alfred & Co., West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SN, 01777 701141 or info@alfredandco.com

Carpigiani UK Ltd - ICA Member

Is the leading Italian ice cream equipment manufacturer, with a reputation for providing high quality equipment and exceptional services. To discover this prestigious brand for yourself or to book your place at the hugely successful Gelato University, please visit www.carpigiani.co.uk or call Carpigiani UK Ltd on 01432 346018.

RSS Hereford - ICA Member

Free “Introduction to Gelato” demonstration days ideally suited to newcomers to the world of ice cream. RSS Hereford use their range of Telme/Valmar equipment to show you how to make artisan ice cream/fruit ice and how they can help you to make your own. This is a ‘hands on’ informal group demonstration where you will have the opportunity to discuss, ask questions and sample the end product plus gain valuable hints on what you need to operate a successful ice cream parlour.

RSS Hereford, Unit 5A, Whitestone Business Park, Hereford, HR1 3SE 01432 851531 sales@rsshereford.co.uk 

Reading University Ice Cream Course

For more information click here:- https://www.reading.ac.uk/food-processing-centre/services/fpc-Short-Courses.aspx . For further information please contact Andrew Wilbey : R.A.Wilbey@reading.ac.uk.

Antonelli - ICA Member

Antonelli is pleased to offer a selection of ice cream training courses held at the purpose built Antonelli Gelato Academy. Our courses range from helping you to decide if you want to start an ice cream business for novice ice cream makers, to bespoke and specialist courses for the more advanced gelato maker. The courses are designed for small groups to enable question asking and interaction within the group. The Antonelli Gelato Academy has all the equipment and tools you would find in a gelateria and space for gelato making demonstrations as well as providing hands on courses for specific training requirements.  Run by our National Technical Manager, Jonnathan Ireland (known to some as Gelato Jonny) we are fortunate to have dedicated staff to support your training needs.

The courses we run are listed on our website www.icecreamtraining.co.uk, where you can also make a booking, but for full details on availability and prices and booking speak to your Antonelli Business Relationship Manager, email training@antonelli.co.uk or call 0161 789 4485.



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