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St Andrew's RC High School

Respect, Happiness,
Confidence and Ambition

NPA Barista Skills

Ambition, Confidence, Happiness and Respect.



  • This award will develop the knowledge, understanding and technical skills required for the role of a barista.
  • Cover different types of coffees and other beverages served by a barista.
  • Setting up, operating, cleaning, & closing specialist equipment.
  • Learners will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills by preparing and serving different hot and cold beverages.

How can this course help you:

The award a provide progression to employment in the hospitality industry - this is a huge growing sector.

Wide potential market from employment - the popularity of coffee shops, with an average of three opening per day in the UK.

This sector employs about 160,000 baristas nationwide.



  • Written/Oral evidence to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of coffees/beverages served by a barista.
  • Practical Activities carried out under supervision in a realistic working environment.