SCA Barista Skills - Foundation (1 Day, 9am - 6pm)

For: Aspiring baristas looking to understand the basics of specialty coffee


This course is designed to introduce core barista skills to people with no previous barista experience. Students will learn to do a simple calibration of their grinders and make an espresso and cappuccino to core standards.

Course Overview:

  • 9am - 12:30pm: Espresso Basics
  • 1:30pm - 3.30pm: Milk Basics
  • 3.30pm - 6pm: Hands-on Practice, Cleaning & Maintenance


Course Fee: S$480 (including GST)

The course fee includes 1 written and 1 practical test and both exams will be scheduled another day (1-hour time slots). Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:

  • Written retest - S$40
  • Practical retest - S$80

Learners must complete their tests 2 months from the date of their class, after which a S$30 administration fee will be applied to reschedule the test date.

Learners may also opt out of doing the tests, in which case there will be no SCA certification awarded. However, these learners will receive a certificate of completion from Bettr Barista.

We require a minimum number of 2 learners to run each class. If the number of sign-ups does not meet this requirement, learners will be notified and have their class rescheduled to the next available date. Please visit our FAQ page to learn more about rescheduling/cancellation policies. 

* Registration will close 5 days prior to commencement of class.

SkillsFuture credit (for Singaporeans) can be applied towards this course).

Additional UTAP training benefit is available for NTUC members.

Package Pricing

Take both Foundation and Intermediate classes at a discounted package price of S$1,265 (instead of $1,330).

Or, if you're looking to complete all SCA Foundation level courses, take a look at our Foundation Series Package.


Other package pricing combinations are also available.