Level 2 Award In Barista Skills

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.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10284
Campus: Lisburn
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Hospitality & Catering
Course Overview

Candidates will be introduced to the full range of products used in making beverages. They will learn where the products come from, and some of the processes they go through, from growing to the final drink. They will also learn the importance of taking care of the products in order to provide an excellent final result.  

The unit also looks at the full range of equipment, identifies safety aspects and how to operate the equipment to deliver the desired drink quality. Candidates will bring together the knowledge and skills acquired to produce good quality drinks consistently. Candidates will be able to identify and correct problems as they arise.  

The unit covers the importance of presenting a positive personal image and the use of effective communication techniques. The unit is designed to be taken as a stand-alone qualification to increase specialist skills and knowledge, but it can also be taken alongside other qualifications

The aim of the unit 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 an excellent final result.   The unit also looks at the full range of equipment, identifies safety aspects and how to operate the equipment to deliver the desired drink quality.    The unit covers the importance of presenting a positive personal image and the use of effective communication techniques.

You wish to gain specialist skills and knowledge in one of the major growth areas of the hospitality industry – the beverage sector.

There are four learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will: 1 Be able to demonstrate product knowledge 2 Be able to clean and check equipment 3 Be able to display drink building techniques 4 Be able to serve customers.

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On completion of this qualification candidates may progress into employment or to the following qualifications:

• Level 2 Award In Food Safety and Hygiene

• Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

• Level 2 Award in Understanding HACCP

• Level 2 Award In Identifying and controlling food allergy risks

 There are no formal entry requirements for this course

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