SCA Barista Skills - Intermediate Course


  • SCA Barista Skills - Intermediate Course
  • SCA Barista Skills - Intermediate Course
  • SCA Barista Skills - Intermediate Course

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Next Available Dates:
24 - 25 June (2 day course)
22 - 23 July (2 day course)
14 - 15 October (2 day course)

SCA Barista Skills Course - Intermediate

This is for baristas already working behind a coffee bar, but wanting to take things to the next level. Designed to test key core and more advanced skills, this module will allow candidates to gain a deeper understanding of the magical world of specialty coffee.

Intermediate Barista Skills

Join us for two days of in-depth coffee training for baristas who want to succeed in the specialty coffee industry.

Successful candidates should be able to dial in a brew recipe, make a full range of drinks with quality and speed, as well as understand the basic requirements for customer service and maintenance. 

10 points earned towards SCA Coffee Diploma

Length & Location: Training will take place at the Climpson's Academy over two days, courses will run from 0930 - 1700 with a lunch break. 

Climpson’s Academy is located opposite the roastery - Unit 5, Helmsley Place, E8 3SB

Training style: Our training has been developed to be accessible to everyone willing and eager to learn. It encompasses a wide range of learning styles, culminating in written and practical exams.

The Barista Trainer: Mr Dan Dunne, our Head of Training, is our super experienced, qualified SCA trainer. 

Equipment & Machinery: We’re proud to be partnered with some of the best machine and equipment companies in the industry. When training with us, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice on a range of equipment; including La Marzocco PB, GS3 and Victoria Arduino Mythos Grinders. 

Food & Beverage: We will feed you lunch as lovingly prepared by the team at Climpson’s Café. If you are very good a sweet treat and as much coffee and filtered water as you can drink in a day will be provided.

Comprised of 4 short practical tests and a written exam (25 questions with a pass rate of 70% required). 

Introduction to Coffee and Barista Foundation are recommended (but not mandatory) pre-requisite modules. All knowledge and skill from these modules will be assumed as being held and may be tested through the practical and/or written assessments. 

SCA certification fee: 

100 Euros for members

180 Euros for non-members

If you are an SCA member you are entitled to a discounted rate, please contact us at with your SCA membership number before ordering. If you are not yet a member of SCA and are interested in joining please visit the SCA website

Maximum of 5 people on a course. No minimum number for courses to run.

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