Training Courses

SCA Barista Skills Foundation


The Barista Skills Foundation course focuses on the key skills required to set a grinder, make espresso and foam, and texture milk for cappuccinos. This course allows one to gain an introductory understanding of the coffee itself and set a foundation from which to build practical skills for milk technique and latte art, while implementing health and safety practices and customer service.

*Please note that these course fees are subject to courses held in South Africa only. Any courses held outside of South Africa will be charged at standard local fees.

Course Details

Requirements: No experience required. This course is for beginners, cafe owners and managers or baristas who want to build on existing skills. 

Certification: An online written exam consisting of 20 questions is required with a required passing score of 60%.

Course Duration: 2 days (09:00 - 15:00 daily)

Participants: 4 - 6 max

Included: Lunch will be served on training days. Usage of machinery and all relevant ingredients. 

Price: R4499 (including exam and certification cost)