Level 2 City & Guilds VRQ (7102-53) in Barista Skills

Who is qualified to teach and assess this Qualification?

How can I qualify?

Who is qualified to teach and assess this Qualification?

Individuals who have the relevant experience (see details below) and attended the Beverage Standards Association ‘Train the Trainers Course’; been verified and are affiliated to a Centre can deliver and assess the qualification. Continuing to teach this qualification also includes attending a Continuous Professional Development Course once a year and keeping details of training undertaken internally at the ‘Approved’ Centre or externally on relevant hot beverage courses.

Who delivers the ‘Train the Trainer’ qualification?

The BSA has developed a ‘Train the Trainer’ course for this qualification and listed below are those qualified and approved to deliver the ‘Train the Trainer’ course for the Beverage Standards Association, along with running the City & Guilds 3 Day level 2 VRQ Course.

Jon Skinner – MAD Training.

Trainers Qualified to Deliver the Qualification

The following people have the relevant experience, successfully completing the “Train the Trainers” programme and been verified as a City and Guilds Assessor.

Peter Gamble –                Coffeeman Devon, Kingskerswell

Conor McCann –              Coffee Perfection, Dublin

Michael Camiller –          Cornish Coffee, Redruth

Jay Bull –                         Edgcumbes, Arundel

Brian Williams –              Farrer’s Coffee, Kendal

Nicola Pace –                  Kimbo UK, Brentford

Jon Skinner –                  MAD Training, Huddersfield

Dinuka Gunasekara –    Miko Coffee, Chertsey

Lorna McCandlish –       Miko Coffee, East Kilbride

Ryan Moore –                 Miko Coffee, Exeter

Matt Bucklow –              Miko Coffee, Sheffield

Stuart Lee-Archer –       Pumphrey’s, Blaydon-upon Tyne

Jon Skinner –                 Qualitasse

Michael Palliser –         Stokes Coffee, Lincoln

Steve Spence –            Stokes Coffee, Lincoln

Daisy Rollo –                The London School of Coffee

Ben McCosh –              Total Refreshments, Pencuik.

How do I qualify to teach and Assess to Level 2 City and Guilds VRQ in Barista Skills?

You can qualify by having relevant skills and experience, successfully completing the
“Train the Trainers” course and been ‘Accredited’ as a City and Guilds Assessor.

The relevant skills and experience are essential

(a)  Experience of making espresso-based drinks to a commercial standard

(b) Experience with other beverages including filter coffee, tea, chocolate, juice, smoothies and the associated equipment.

(c)  Formal Barista training at or above the level expected of the qualification

(d) Understanding of problem solving related to barista drinks production e.g. poor crema on espresso, poor milk texture on cappuccino and cafe latte, inappropriate vessels and accompaniments used, incorrect production time etc.

(e) Experience of one to one and group training technique.

Trainers Course

The course is an intensive three days culminating in an assessment of skills and knowledge. Delegates will be assessed by both a practical assessment and short answer questions that mirror those of the Award itself, although at a more advanced level. Successful trainees receive certification from the Beverage Standards Association which will assist in verification.

How much does it cost?

The course costs £650.00 which will include the training and the provision of VRQ course notes and lesson plans. To book the course or to discuss your requirements telephone Martyn Herriott on 07500 858763

For more details of the course click here.

Final Stage – Verification as an Assessor

An Internal Verifier will attend the first programme you take and assess the training and specifically monitor the Assessment. Any additional training will be identified and completed before final verification as a City and Guilds Assessor.