City & Guilds Level 2 Barista Skills VRQ (7102-53)
The qualification centres on coffee and in particular espresso, however it also incorporates filter coffee, tea, chocolate, juices and smoothies. Four areas of learning are explored:
- The background to the raw materials
- How to produce the range of drinks
- How to operate, care for and maintain the machinery
- Customer Service.
The information is passed on through a minimum of 20 hours classroom time as well as practice in the workplace, before practical and written assessments take place. The training course lasts for three days.
Accredited Trainers: Garry Young