This is a Blended Learning Course -- Refer to 'Inclusive of' section for more details.
SCA Barista Skills Foundation provides you with a first taste of the Barista discipline and is a great way to get insight into the skills required of a barista including espresso preparation, steaming and texturing milk for cappuccinos, and maintaining a clean bar. No prior knowledge is needed before taking this module.
The E-learning module of “What is Specialty Coffee” is provided to all students that sign up for our SCA Foundation Courses to teach the basic coffee concepts. All students are required to attend as it provides basis to the SCA framework.
What you will learn:
- Coffee journey from seed to cup
- Differences between Robusta and Arabica coffee
- Introduction of specialty coffee and trends
- Gain insight into the Bettr Barista coffee education system
In the theory and in-person practical, you will learn:
- Espresso Basics
- Grinder Adjustment
- Milk Steaming Techniques
- Hands on Practice
- Cleaning and Maintenance
Please indicate your choice of in-person practical date during the checkout process.
It is mandatory to complete your virtual session before attending your in-person (practical) class.
| Practical Dates (9am - 4.30pm)
Indicate choice during checkout process
|June||23, 30||26, 27|
|July||1, 2, 5, 7, 12, 19, 23, 26, 30||10, 17, 18, 31 (FULL)|
|August||2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 30||8, 21, 28, 29|
|September||1, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 27||11, 12, 18, 26|
This course is also available as part of a combo (beginner + intermediate) and a series (foundation series). Get in touch to find out more about applicable discounts.
This course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible (for Singaporeans).
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.
E-learning (45 mins) - What is Specialty Coffee? (You will only need to complete this once, if you are signed up for multiple SCA Foundation classes)
Virtual Classroom (3 hours)- The theory components of the module you have signed up for will be taught by an instructor in a Virtual Classroom, on the date that you have signed up for.
Practical (6.5 hours) - Followed by a practical component of the class at our Academy. Please choose the your practical date from the options above and indicate your choice at checkout.
Exam - theory (online)
You will be eligible for the SCA Foundation Certificate once you complete the course and obtain a passing mark for the theory exam (online).
Note: Theory re-exam/re-enrolment fee is S$40.00 (upon 2 failed attempts)
Students may also opt out of the exam if they choose to. There will be no SCA certification given in this case, but a certificate of completion from Bettr Barista.
We require a minimum number of 3 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.
The course fee includes course learning material, SCA examination and certification.
$480.00 incl. GST
* Kit add-ons are not eligible for SkillsFuture credits
Barista Starter Kit - A Bag of Roaster's Choice Signature Blend (250g) + Milk Jug (400ml) + Shot Glass
Barista Pro Kit - A Bag of Roaster's Choice Signature Blend (250g) + Milk Jug (600ml) + Shot Glass + Counter Brush + Cafelat Tamper (58mm) + Barista Scale
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