AULA DE FORMACIÓN CONSEJOS REGULADORES DEL MARCO DE JEREZ
Every year the Regulatory Council organises two specific seminars in Jerez – one in Spanish (in the spring), and the other in English (autumn) – offering advanced theoretical and practical training sessions over a two and a half day period. At the end of the sessions there is an evaluation test in which students have to demonstrate their theoretical and practical knowledge. The successful candidates receive a diploma which qualifies them as OFFICIAL SHERRY EDUCATORS.
The aim is to promote the role of educators at a national and international level, giving them a high degree of specialised knowledge about Sherry so as to ensure that they have the necessary qualifications to effectively transmit their knowledge and skills to students. The programme also seeks to guarantee the consistency and coherence of content in the training processes and materials used by the educators concerning the wines produced in our Denominations of Origin.
The qualification is open to candidates who:
work on a regular basis in wine-related training activities including giving lectures or courses, holding guided tasting sessions, teaching in catering schools or specialised centres, etc.
have a basic knowledge about Sherry
have a good command of the language in which the course is being held: Spanish or English
Applications to participate in the the seminars must be filled in with the required personal details and sent to the Sherry Academy of the Regulatory Council (firstname.lastname@example.org). Upon receiving confirmation of acceptance, the candidate must pay the full registration amount by bank transfer (Cajasol account nº 2106 1204 99 0000018383) within 15 days, to
CONSEJOS REGULADORES DE LAS DENOMINACIONES DE CALIDAD DEL MARCO DE JEREZ
Avda. Alvaro Domecq, 2 11405 JEREZ (Cádiz) Tfno. 956-332050 Fax 956-338908 Email email@example.com
secure the reservation of their place. If payment is not received within the specified period it will be understood that the applicant waves their right of admission to the seminar.
The programme of the seminar includes 30 hours of lectures distributed over three days, from Wednesday evening to Friday. The English seminars are held during the second half of October and the Spanish ones in April (the specific dates will be published on the Regulatory Council’s Sherry Academy website at least three months in advance). Participants will be picked up at the hotel at 19:30 on the first day to begin the theoretical-practical sessions. The course finishes on Friday with the presentation of the certificates and a farewell dinner at the Bodega San Ginés.
The standard programme of the seminars is as follows:
Once candidates are accepted, the Regulatory Council assumes the training costs as well as three days of accommodation and board during the seminar. The registration fee paid by candidates also covers any learning materials they receive during the course and the costs of transport to Jerez.
Presentation of certificates to the candidates who pass the evaluation tests.
Supply of learning materials which are available at any time from the Sherry Academy: PowerPoint presentations (in both Spanish and English), information brochures, etc. and authorisation to display the Regulatory Council’s official qualification in any materials or publicity designed by the educator.
Inclusion of students on the distribution list of the Sherry electronic newsletter if desired.
Incorporation of the candidate’s professional profile on our online network for Official Sherry Educators, allowing them to offer their services as trainers specialising in the wines produced in the region of Jerez.
Educators must have submitted the relevant application to the Regulatory Council.
They must have passed the evaluation test.
Official approval must be obtained for any training materials educators use in the development of their Sherry training activities and they must expressly agree to use and maintain the materials in accordance with the requirements of the Regulatory Council.
The Regulatory Council must be informed about any courses given – with dates, locations, number and profile of students, etc.
The “Official Sherry Educator” qualification must be used in the appropriate manner at all times.
2004 Yoshiko Akehi
2007 Kumiko Sugiuchi
2008 Hayato Kojima
2010 Yumiko Hara
2011 Akihiko Osawa
2012 Tomoko Kimura
2013 Tomoko Shirasu