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Professional Barista Skills

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Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to produce a range of hot and cold drinks including cappuccinos, lattes, espressos, hot chocolate, smoothies and many more. You will be trained to use an espresso coffee machine, coffee grinder and a range of other equipment providing you with the skills required to prepare these drinks to a high standard.

Our Speciality?

  • Maximum 2 students per coffee machine
  • Maximum 10 students per class (batch)
  • Our Trainers are individually trained by Mr. Jon Skinner – UK Barista Championship Judge and BSA’s Course Developer

Beverage Standards Association Level 2 Award

Professional Barista Skills.

For the first time in UK, Beverage Standards Association  developed an approved qualification enabling barista skills to be developed and rewarded by an internationally recognized qualification.

``The Beverage Standards Association in UK developed this course as part of their objective to improve Standards in the Industry and to get formal recognition for those who wish to improve their skills and in turn give their customers a better experience.``

Entry requirements?

  • Minimum 10+ 2 or A Levels passed
  • English skills (Course will be taught in English, with explanation in Nepali, when required)

What does the qualification cover?

The qualification centers 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 36 hours classroom time as well as practice in the Training Cafe, before practical and written assessments take place.

The training course lasts for 3 weeks – 6 days a week, 2 hours a day.


The students will receive 2 different certificates

  • 1 Training attendance certificate from British Coffee School for attending the training
  • 1 Qualification certificate from Beverage Standards Association – BSA UK after passing the assessments

Qualification certificate comes from UK only – it is not issued in Nepal. After passing the assessments, qualified students will get their certificate within 3 weeks in Nepal or if they have already left for abroad then BSA UK will send the certificate directly to their new address from UK.

What can I do after the course?

This qualification will lead towards employment within the catering and hospitality industry.

Since this is a recognized industry qualification, the candidates are able to progress to further Hospitality courses.

How will I be assessed?

  • Observation
  • Knowledge questions
  • Practical exam