This is a Distance 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 espresso bar. This new distance learning mode follows the same curriculum of the SCA Coffee Skills Programme and has less important practical components, but it allows you to learn all the necessary knowledge to work on the coffee machine. 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
(Virtual Theory + Virtual Practical)
-Milk Basics (including basic latte art)
-Cleaning and Maintenance
* Only students in Singapore will be mailed the Class Kit: "Small 400ml milk pitcher." Do note that registration closes 5 days prior to course date to allow time for mailing. Overseas students are welcome to join and benefit from all components of the class, and can source the materials in the class kit in their own country.
You will be eligible for the SCA Foundation Certificate once you complete the course and obtain a passing mark for the theory exam (online).
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.
Registration will close 5 days prior to commencement of class to allow time for mailing the class kit.
Course Fees: $350 (including GST)
The course fee includes course learning material, class kit, SCA examination and certification.
Theory re-exam/re-enrolment fee: S$40.00 (upon 2 failed attempts)
The online exam link will be sent to you after the practical session has been completed
Students must complete the online theory exam (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
This course is currently not eligible for SkillsFuture Credits.
E-learning (45 mins) - What is Specialty Coffee? (This is a one-time requirement, if you are signed up for multiple SCA Foundation classes)
Virtual Classroom (3 hours) - Theory components of the module are taught by an instructor in the Virtual Classroom.
Practical (3.5 hours) - Practical components of the module taught and guided by an instructor in the Virtual Classroom where we demonstrate the steps of espresso, grinder calibration, basic milk steaming and texturing, including how to pour basic latte art shapes and cleaning and maintenance of your machine.
Exam - theory (online)
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