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SCA Barista Skills Foundation Training Course

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SCA Barista Skills Foundation Course

With the Barista Skills Foundation course you have to OPTION of sitting a written SCA examination at the end of the course (you will also be asessed on some practical elements). If you choose to sit the written exam and you pass you will receive a formal SCA Certificate, this is ACCREDITED. If you choose not to sit the exam, then the course is NON ACCREDITED. For each accreditation you will receive points which contribute towards the SCA Coffee Diploma. The number of points you earn for each course is shown below. There is an additional fee for accredited courses which are also shown below.

Fees (exc vat):


ACCREDITED: £200 (existing or non SCA member)

Points towards SCA Diploma: 5

1 Day. A light lunch is included or you may do your own thing. For courses that run in the evening we will still have the opportunity for a break and a bite to eat!

Students: 4

Requirements: None, but completing the Introduction to Coffee is preferred and it would make sense to have this knowledge before embarking on the Foundation.

Course Content

  • Coffee species
  • The espresso machine & grinder
  • Dialing in the grinder - calibration, dosing, distributing and tamping
  • Under and over extraction
  • Channelling
  • Espresso cupping
  • Introduction to milk, milk texturing and microfoaming.
  • Introduction to latte art
  • Being organised and prepared
  • The coffee menu
  • Workspace
  • Health & safety practices
  • Essential cleaning and maintainance

Curriculum via SCA website

If you are looking for a shorter, non accredited intense course, then consider our Fundamentals of Espresso and Barista Basics course (4 hrs).

If you require further information contact us

Other Courses You May Wish to Consider

Introduction to Coffee

Barista Skills Intermediate

Barista Skills Professional

Fundamentals of Espresso and Barista Basics

How to Open a Coffee Shop

Latte Art

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