WSQ Provide Specialty Coffee Service – Barista Skills & Coffee Art

Course Reference Number: TGS-2022013528

Barista Course Overview

The barista course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to provide specialty coffee service effectively. Participants will be able to describe and recommend coffee products, grind and brew coffee using various brewing methods, and prepare and serve espresso, cappuccino and lattes.

ICAS Training & Education College (ICASTEC), the education arm of International Cuisine Association of Singapore (ICAS), is an adult learning culinary school with great passion and enthusiasm for hospitality, food and beverage, culinary and pastry arts. We focus on leadership, entrepreneurship, and management and is recognised as a world-class quality education institution.

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Barista Course Content

Participants will learn basic barista course knowledge. The course will cover the following six topics:

  • Appreciate and describe the origins and characteristics of coffee beans from different regions
  • Appreciate and use a variety of tools and equipment in different coffee-making processes
  • Explain the types, characteristics, functions and quality indicators of ingredients used to brew specialty coffees
  • Grind coffee beans and steam milk required for preparing specialty coffees
  • Prepare specialty coffees
  • Serve specialty coffees

Who Should Attend

All food and service personnel responsible for preparing specialty coffee or anyone with a passion for barista skills and coffee art or looking to upgrade and work in the Food and Beverage industry.

Minimum Entry Requirement

Entry Requirements

  • Aged 18 and above
  • At least PSLE or equivalent
  • Ability to understand, read, write and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 3
  • No prior work experience is required
  • Learners who do not qualify in terms of education but have the relevant working experience will be admitted on a case-by-case basis (to be evaluated by the Management Representative)

Mode of Delivery

Classroom-Based Learning
Practical Assessment and Written Assessment
Medium of Instruction: English
Teacher Student Ratio: 1:20

Barista Course Duration

The barista course is a two-day course consisting of 14 hours of training and 2 hours of assessment. ICASTEC class usually starts from 9 am to 6 pm.

Barista Course Learning Outcome

Upon completing the course, the participants will acquire basic barista skills and coffee art knowledge and apply as follow;

  • Describe and recommend coffee products
  • The different tools and equipment in different coffee-making processes
  • Grind and brew coffee
  • Prepare specialty coffee
  • Prepare and serve cappuccino, mocha, americano and latte
  • Understand the characteristics of Espresso
  • Serve specialty coffee

Barista Course Assessment Mode

Participants are required to undergo a 2 hours assessment comprising of practical performance (PP) and a written assessment (WA).

Barista Course Certificate

Participants who completed the course and passed the assessment will be awarded a Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) Certificate issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) in WSQ Non-Alcoholic Beverage Preparation (Level 3).

Barista Course Fees

WSQ Provide Specialty Coffee Service – Barista Skills & Coffee ArtSingaporeans 21 – 39 years old /
Permanent Residents 21 years old and above
Singaporeans 40 years old and above
(Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy)
$690.00 before GST$345.00 before GST$207.00 before GST

Funding Validity Period
10 May 2022 – 09 May 2024

* Self-sponsored individuals must be at least 21 years old.
**Terms and conditions apply to all types of SSG fundings.

Barista Course Schedule & Registration

Application Fee* of $20 will be collected upon booking confirmation.
The application fee will be waived upon completion of the program.

Fees for Appeal & Re-assessment

The participant who fails the assessment and wishes to appeal may submit the appeal form to take the re-assessment. There are no additional fees for appeal & re-assessment.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Refund PolicyRefund Amount
Withdrawal notification received at least 14 calendar days before course commencement75% refund of paid fees
Withdrawal notification received less than 14 calendar days from the course commencement OR upon course commencementNo refund of paid fees

Barista Course FAQ

The $20 application fee* is an admin fee refundable upon completing the program.

* A convenience fee of $2.00 is charged on the $20 application fee, this convenience fee is non-refundable.

Due to our courses’ popularity and limited availability, the $20 application fee* has to be made to secure your class slot. The fee will be refunded upon completion of the program.

There will be no refunding of the application fee for non attendance without valid supporting documents.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we have adjusted the class capacity according to the size of our classroom. Each class holds a maximum of 12 or 20 pax with a 1-metre distance between each participants.

A mask must be worn at all times during class. Please avoid wearing slippers, shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops for safety purposes.

You will be awarded a government-issued WSQ Cert (Statement of Attainment) will be awarded after successfully completing the course.

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