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This course is designed for those looking for a career as a full or part-time barista or for those working in restaurants, coffee shops and cafes.

It is a great way to get deeper insights into the origins of coffee and the complex processes involved in the coffee production.

  • Step-by-step videos
  • Instant digital certificate on completion
  • CPD approved
  • Complete in 30-45 minutes
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Online self-paced training


Learn the basics of how to be a Barista with our new and exciting Barista Training Course. This barista training course is intended for anyone thinking about becoming a Barista as a part-time or full-time career choice and may be going on to do face-to-face training. For learners applying to be a Barista in a small, medium or large coffee shop, completing this course this would look great on your CV, and could give you an edge when it comes to the interview.

This Barista training is also great if you simply love coffee, you will learn skills needed to make your favourite drinks at home and impress your friends and family.

Who should take this course?

This course is a great way for those working in coffee shops, restaurants, cafes, coffee stops to get a deeper insight into the origins of coffee and the complex processes involved in coffee production. Learners will gain knowledge on how to make a perfect coffee and can implement this learning to the job or practice at home.

This course is also suitable for anyone with a passion for coffee or the coffee industry and wants to learn more about the industry and what goes into making really great coffee.

Why should you take this course?

You may know nothing about coffee but want to know more about where it comes from and how to make a good cup. You will learn where the coffee comes from, how it is roasted and more about grinding, how to gauge the correct dose and some of the techniques needed to make the perfect cup such as:

  • Extraction
  • Pouring milk
  • Steaming milk
  • Tamping
  • Dosing
  • A little bit about the equipment you might need
  • Latte art

Learning Outcomes

The course is completely online and comes in four, easy to follow sections:

  • Introduction to coffee and equipment
  • Milk processes
  • Coffee processes
  • Pouring processes

Each section finishes with a short quiz at the end with five questions. At the end of the course, you will complete a simple assessment with twenty questions and receive an online certificate of completion.

If you wish to do further follow-up training after you have finished, you can contact our partners, Limini Coffee for face to face courses in:

  • Barista training
  • Latte Art
  • How to set up a Coffee shop


This course is accredited by CPD and the certificate, awarded upon successful completion, can be used to log your hours against.


Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. You can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress automatically throughout.

Target audience

This course is suitable for people who work in coffee shops, restaurants, cafes, coffee stops and those who simply love coffee and would like to learn more about the industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

How It Works

Frequently asked questions

Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?

Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.

If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.

If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.

Can I buy this course and give it to other people?

Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.

Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.

Is there a refund policy?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.

To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.

Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?

We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.

Is a specific internet browser recommended?

For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.

How long do learners have to complete a course?

There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.

Does the course contain sound?

Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of more than 10 courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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