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SCA Barista Skills Foundation

Barista Skills Foundation allows learners to gain an understanding of coffee itself as well as foundational skills required to operate an espresso bar.

Description

This is a blended learning class, meaning that you will need to select your preferred Virtual classroom session (Theory) above and In-person session (practical) when completing the registration form.

BETTR BARISTA PTE. LTD.
UEN/Foreign Entity Number: 201134100C
Course reference number: TGS-2016504461

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Barista Skills Foundation allows learners to gain an understanding of coffee itself as well as foundational skills required to operate an espresso bar.

This includes, how to set a grinder, make espressos, foam and texture milk and latte art techniques as per SCA quality standards, while implementing health and safety practices and customer service.

Practical learning objectives and activities prepare the learner to conduct key foundational tasks of a barista. A written exam tests theoretical knowledge based on Foundation course learning objectives.

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

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Please indicate your choice of in-person (practical) class date during the checkout process.

***It is mandatory to complete your virtual session before attending your in-person (practical) class.*** 

 Practical Class Dates (9am - 4.30pm) / (Indicate choice at check out)

 Month

 Weekday

 Weekend

 May

 4, 6, 9, 12, 20, 27, 30

 7 (FULL), 14 (FULL), 21, 28 (FULL)

 June

 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 24, 27

 4 (FULL), 11, 12, 18, 25

 July

 4, 6, 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28

 2, 9, 23, 24

 

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. 

Mode of delivery

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)

Who Should Attend

SCA Barista Skills Foundation is suitable for:

  • Budding Home Baristas
  • Aspiring Career Baristas/Individuals keen to pursue a career in the Food & Beverage industry
  • Coffee Enthusiasts

Learning outcomes

  • Describe and recommend coffee products
  • Grind and brew coffee
  • Prepare and serve espresso
  • Prepare and serve cappuccino and latte
  • Introduction to basic latte art

Course methodology

  • Mini lectures to explain concepts and theories about being a barista and coffee skills
  • Practical activities including role playing, demonstrations and practice time allocated for latte art
  • Mutual sharing and feedback

Course Fees

$480.00 incl. GST

The course fee includes course learning material, SCA examination and certification.  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.

Funding and Subsidies

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.

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.

Add-on Kits

Kits are optional and price is available only as an add-on to the foundation class (pre-order only). Do note that you may not utilise your SkillsFuture Credits on these kits.  

  • Add on $36 for a Barista Starter Kit (Original Price - $48) 
  • Add on $134 for a Barista Pro Kit (Original Price - $152) 

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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