Hospitality - Barista Skills SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Barista skills will provide you with specialist skills and knowledge in one of the major growth areas of the Hospitality industry – the Beverage Sector.

If you are currently working in a cafe, hotel or restaurant, or looking for your first job as a Barista, this qualification can either be used as an entry point to the industry or as an additional skill that can be added to existing hospitality qualifications.

This course is also aimed at all first line operatives where coffee is served – this includes coffee bars, coffee houses, cafes, hotels and restaurants.

This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge on beverage products, along with techniques to correctly handle and store them.

You will be taught specific skills in the preparation, presentation and serving of beverages to create the "best beverage experience".

You will also learn how to operate equipment safely, how to keep the equipment clean and in good working order.

Special features

  • You will gain relevant skills for a major growth sector
  • You can study flexibly part-time across the duration of 20 hours at the Hospitality and Tourism Academy
  • You will undertake hands-on practical training
  • You will gain a recognised City & Guilds qualification


Entry requirements

Relevant SCQF Level 5 award.

Students with appropriate industrial experience will also be considered.

The qualification is made up of 4 learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate product knowledge
  • Clean and check equipment
  • Display drink building techniques
  • Serve customers

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


No equipment or kit requirements.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Face-to-face.  Delivered over 20 hours with a qualified Instructor.  Teaching is carried out using a Specialist Coffee Machine (Group 2).

How long will my course last?

20 Hours

Cost - £50

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

January or September


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course is designed to give you additional skills and enhance your ability for working within the Hospitality industry. 

On successful completion of this course you could consider studying a full-time or part-time course at the Hospitality and Tourism Academy.

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