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SCA CERTIFCATION

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INTERNATIONAL BARISTA CERTIFCATION

SPECIALTY COFFEE ASSOCIATION

 
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INTERNATIONAL BARISTA CERTICATION WITH SCA

Baristas interested in getting international certification from the Specialty Coffee Association of (SCA) will have to sit SCA examinations at an additional fee for the Foundations Course, Intermediate Course and Professional Course. Students have to pass the Foundational Course first in order to progress onwards. Learn more.

 

FOUNDATION LEVEL

Overview:

Designed to introduce core barista skills to people with no previous barista experience. Successful candidates should be able to simply calibrate their grinders and make an espresso and cappuccino to core standards.

Course length is estimated at:
1/2 - 1 day

Introduction to coffee is a recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite module. All knowledge and skill from these modules will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments

Foundation Course Fee
€150 per day

Certificate fee:
Members €60
Non-Members €60


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Overview:

Designed to test key core and more advanced skills and understanding, expected from a competent barista (for example, from somone working as a barista for 6 months or more). Successful candidates should be able to dial in a brew recipe, make a full range of drinks with quality and speed, as well as understands the basic requirements for customer service and maintenance.

Course length is estimated at:
1 - 2 days

Introduction to coffee and barista foundation are recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite modules. All knowledge and skill from these modules will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments. 

Blooms taxonomy: understanding / applying / analysing

ntermediate Course Fee
€200 per day

Certificate fee:
Members €100
Non-Members €180


PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Overview:

Overview: designed to test advanced skills and detailed knowledge of the science behind processes used, expected from a professional barista (for example, from someone working as a barista for 12 months or more, with some management responsibilities). Successful candidates should have a detailed understanding of their ingredients and of the techniques available to maximise the quality of the drinks made. They should be able to manage the skills of others to produce quality drinks and provide excellent customer service. They should be able to maintain their equipment to ensure continued quality.

Course length is estimated at:
2 - 3 days 

Introduction to coffee, barista foundation, and intermediate brewing and grinding are recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite modules. Holding the intermediate barista certification is a mandatory requirement. All knowledge and skill from these modules will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments.

Blooms taxonomy: applying / analysing / evaluating

Professional Course Fee
€300 per day

Certificate fee:
Members €180
Non-Members €270


Please check the SCA website for updated schedules and pricing.