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Barista Skills, Level

2 Award

The Level 2 award in Barista Skills will suit you if you want to gain a qualification in this area. You may be working in a hospitality environment already, such as a café, hotel or restaurant, or looking for your first job as a barista. This qualification provides learners with specialist skills and knowledge in one of the major growth areas of the hospitality industry - the beverage sector.

The unit is aimed at all first line operatives where coffee is served - this includes coffee bars, coffee houses, cafes, hotels and restaurants. Learners will be introduced to the full range of products used in making beverages. They will learn where the products come from, and some of the processes they go through from growing to the final drink. They will also learn the importance of taking care of the products in order to provide an excellent final result.

The course also looks at the full range of equipment, identifies safety aspects and how to operate the equipment to deliver the desired drink quality. Candidates will bring together the knowledge and skills acquired to produce good quality drinks consistently. Candidates will be able to identify and correct problems as they arise.

At the end of the course, you will:

- be able to demonstrate product knowledge

- be able to clean and check equipment

- be able to display drink building techniques

- be able to serve customers

- describe the origin and flavour of products and ingredients

- describe the processes involved in bringing the products to market

- explain how processes may affect the quality of products and ingredients

- compare characteristics of products

- describe how to store and handle products and ingredients

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

This qualification could help you get a job as a barista or progress within your current job.

To advance further in the hospitality sector, you may want to continue onto an additional qualification such as:

Level 2 Food and Beverage Service Skills

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

Some of the best food I've had and at an incredible price. 3 courses and half a bottle of (good quality, not house) wine for £27.50 per head. These trainee chefs really know what their doing. The college does a fantastic job in training up chefs who go onto to work in some of the best restaurants in the region country. The front of house staff are let loose early in their training which provides an endearing (occasionally entertaining!) waiter/waitress experience

Trip Advisor Review of the Academy Restaurant - 11th February 2014

Course Location

Duke Street
L1 5BG

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Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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