Course Information

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Barista Skills


Below are the sessions that are available for this course.


This qualification provides learners with specialist skills and knowledge in one of the major growth areas of the hospitality industry – the beverage sector. The unit is aimed at all first line operatives where coffee is served – this includes coffee bars, coffee houses, cafes, hotels and restaurants.

Course Content

The programme is to introduce the full range of products used in making beverages. It covers where the products come from, and some of the processes they go through, from growing to the final drink. It also covers the importance of taking care of the products in order to provide excellent final result._x000D_ It also looks at the full range of equipment, identifies safety aspects and how to operate the equipment to deliver the desired drink quality._x000D_ The programme covers the importance of presenting a positive personal image and the use of effective communication techniques._x000D_

Assessment Method

This programme will be assessed by an assignment covering practical skills and underpinning knowledge.

Progression Opportunities

On completion of this qualification candidates may progress into employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:_x000D_ • Level 2 Professional Food and Beverage Service_x000D_ • Level 2/3 NVQ Diplomas in Hospitality_x000D_ • Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership (NVQ)_x000D_

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.