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SCA Barista Skills Intermediate

Ideal for those who have barista experience and want to improve coffee quality, while preparing for more complex job functions in the barista profession.

Description

Barista Skills Intermediate is ideal for those who have barista experience and want to improve coffee quality, while preparing for more complex job functions in the barista profession. It builds on from the Barista Skills Foundation Module.

Through this interactive course, learners will gain a deeper understanding of the coffee itself, specifically the impact of a coffee’s variety, origins and processing methods on flavor; the parameters of coffee quantity, grind texture, water quality, and shot time and their interaction when dialing in a brew recipe; drink construction and taste differences; workflow management and efficiency, sensory aspects of the espresso extraction; milk handling and techniques as well as latte art. In addition to coffee preparation, this course also covers key concepts regarding health and safety, customer service, and basic business practices.

A written exam tests Intermediate course knowledge while a practical exam assesses the learner’s ability in terms of grinder calibration, espresso extraction analysis, latte art skills and drinks construction.

Who Should Attend

Working baristas looking to deepen their competency

Mode of delivery

Virtual (10 am - 12.30 pm)
Theory

Practical - Day 1 (9 am - 5 pm)
Advanced Espresso Techniques
Advanced Milk Techniques

Practical - Day 2 (9 am - 5 pm)
Drink-Building
Machine Maintenance
Guided Practice 

THIS IS A BLENDED COURSE. The theory components are conducted in one session via a Zoom webinar, followed by two sessions of in-person practical class in the Academy.

2022 Schedule: 

August

  • 12 August (Theory) - 10 am to 12.30 pm
  • 16 August (Practical D1) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break
  • 17 August (Practical D2) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break
  • 29 August (Theory) - 2 pm to 4.30 pm
  • 30 August (Practical D1) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break
  • 31 August (Practical D2) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break

 September

  • 2 September (Practical D1) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break
  • 3 September (Practical D2) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break
  • 6 September (Practical D1) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break
  • 7 September (Practical D2) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break
  • 23 September (Practical D1) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break
  • 24 September (Practical D2) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break
  • 27 September (Practical D1) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break
  • 28 September (Practical D2) - 9 am to 5 pm with a 60-min lunch break

Course methodology

- Mini lectures to explain concepts and theories about barista skills and coffee
- Practical activities including role playing, demonstrations and practice time allocated
- Mutual sharing and feedback

Course Fees

The course fee includes 1 online theory and 1 practical test.

Any subsequent retests will be charged as follows:
Online theory retest/re-enrolment - S$40.00
Practical retest - S$120.00

Students must complete the online theory test (2 attempts) within 21 days from the date of receiving the exam links. After which there will be a S$40.00 administration fee re-enrolment incurred due to the exam link expiration.

Practical Exam: 1.5 Hour time slots on designated exam days, exact date and time to be arranged and confirmed with the trainer. 

Students may also opt to not do the assessments if they choose to. There will be no SCA certification given in this case, but a certificate of completion from Bettr Barista.

Funding and Subsidies

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

UTAP

Prerequisites

We require a minimum number of 4 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 read our Terms and Conditions for information about rescheduling, cancellations and refunds.

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