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Barista Skills — Level 2 Award (Hospitality)

Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

Course ID: 175445

Course Year: 24/25

What to expect from the course

Want to become a barista? With this qualification you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to prepare and serve hot and cold drinks in any environment.

A qualification in Barista Skills is for a person who works as or wants to work as barista.Baristas are often responsible for providing a range of beverages including coffee, chocolate, teas and smoothies, either directly or via serving staff.
Impressions given at this point of contact are critical in influencing whether customers decide to visit or make future
purchases. The skills, expertise and level of customer service of the Barista is therefore essential for their customers to have a pleasurable experience.

This qualification is assessed by a practical assessment, including a short written test covering both the candidates’ knowledge and practical skills.

The qualification is made up of four learning outcomes:
• Demonstrate product knowledge
• Clean and check equipment
• Display drink building techniques
• Serve customers

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Employment opportunities within the tourism and hospitality industry.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements needed. However, you must have an interest in working within the hospitality industry.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £33,958.60 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 168.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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