The Level 2 City and Guilds UK award in Barista Skills is being taught at The British College in partnership XCEL International Education.
Designed for people who already work within the hospitality industry, or would like to begin - the course gives students all of the skills they need to qualify as baristas. For those who are new to the skill, the course will teach them the knowledge they need to secure a job within the industry. And for those who already have experience, this course will hone their skills and provide them with the qualification they need to further in their careers.
Applicants do not need any experience to apply, except enthusiasm for the subject and a passion to succeed. Throughout the course students will learn in a group environment, and will be taught by expert XIE trainers in our fully equipped kitchen and restaurant - via lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice.
Throughout the course, students will learn:
- How to serve hot and cold drinks
- How to prepare recipes and ingredients
- How to handle equipment
- How to present beverages
- About Occupational Health & Safety
- The history of coffee
- The art of steaming and foaming milk
Students are assessed using practical assignments where they will be required to demonstrate their ability to both prepare and serve drinks. Students will also be required to complete an assignment in the form of a short answer test covering the background knowledge essential to the barista role.
These assignments are set by City & Guilds and marked by staff within the centre using City & Guilds marking guidance.
This qualification has been designed to help students to progress within their current positions or alternatively to secure a job as:
- A Barista
- Alternative jobs within the hospitality industry
If students wish to advance further in the hospitality sector, on completion of the course they can continue onto an additional qualification offered by City and Guilds at The British College.
For a complete learning experience, we also provide our students with an internship on request.
The British College has all of the suitable facilities required to carry out the necessary training and enable learners to achieve industry standards.
Available equipment for this course includes a Traditional Espresso Machine and Grinder, Filter Coffee Machine, Electric Juicer, Blender, and Barista Kit - which Included a Digital Scale, Latte Jug, and Cappuccino Jug, along with all other essentials.
City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Barista Skills (7102-52)
You complete one core unit “Barista skills
At the end of the course students will receive a barista certificate along with a letter of recommendation.
Students will have three options when receiving their certification:
Xcel Education International Certificate in association with The British College
City & Guilds Certificate (This is required to attempt the assessment test and will incur additional assessment charges)
Alternatively, students can receive both if they pay the relevant fees.