Barista Skills, Award | Weston College

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September 2019
1 Year
Course code A2BTPF1KN

Barista Skills, Award

What will I do on this course?

On this course you will develop your knowledge and understanding of customer service in the hospitality industry, as well as learning about food safety in catering. The main role of a barista is to make wonderful coffee, but you will also learn how to use equipment to make tea, hot chocolate, smoothies and juices while developing your interpersonal skills.

You will also learn about basic food preparation and cooking, as well as how to use kitchen equipment. You will study a number of topics that will introduce you to the hospitality and catering industry. You will learn about food preparation and cooking, food safety, food allergies, healthy eating, customer services, health and safety and gain a solid introduction to the subject.

How will I be assessed?

A mixture of live practical assessments and theoretical short answer multiple choice assessments and assignments.

What could I do after this course?

This course can lead to employment as a barista, as well as other customer-facing and kitchen-based roles in the catering industry. You can increase your earning potential with a Level 3 qualification in a catering subject.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 3/D or above, a desire to work in the industry and a commitment to learning.

Course Level

Level 2

iAn interview is required for this course.

Occupations related to Barista Skills, Award


Publican or manager of licensed premises

Publicans and managers of licensed premises organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of public houses (non-residential and residential) and bar and catering facilities at non-residential clubs.

Average annual earnings: £22,445
Employment in region: 1,936 positions

Catering or bar manager

Catering and bar managers plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering and bar facilities and services of licensed premises, factories, shops, theatres, educational premises and other establishments. They also manage outside catering businesses and shops selling food cooked on the premises.

Average annual earnings: £17,843
Employment in region: 1,650 positions

What Our Students Say

Jordan Hinks, Professional Cookery

Jordan Hinks

“This course has varied and interesting, and I constantly learnt new dishes and expanded my skills”

Former school: King Alfred

Course: Professional Cookery

What next? Progressing to the Level 3 Diploma and then aiming to get a job on a cruise liner or in a high-end restaurant or hotel.

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