Hospitality and catering

Weights and Measures

Duration: approximately 4 hours self-paced

Become trained in the legal and job role requirements of working in a bar by completing the weights and measures course. Validated by Occupational Awards Limited.


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If you would like to purchase a course for multiple people, please contact us on 01287 640062 or so we can process a bulk course order for you.


What will the course cover?

  • State the purpose of the Weights and Measures Act 1985
  • Name the measuring system used in the UK
  • Recognise the role of trading standards in relation to weights and measures
  • Identify the products which are exceptions to the law using imperial measurements
  • Summarise the different measurements of alcohol served by the glass
  • Explain how to use an optic and measuring thimble when serving alcohol
  • Recognise the correct glasses to use containing a stamp of approval, lined glasses and brim measurements
  • Understand how to measure alcohol content by volume
  • Describe what information should be included on labelling of packaged food
  • Outline the importance of weighing ingredients accurately when producing products
  • Define how measurements play a role in stock control
  • Explain how to weigh and measure products and liquids correctly in a kitchen environment
  • Describe how to convert imperial to metric measurements