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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Employment opportunities can be found in a wide range of hospitality & catering environments such as hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. This qualification will give you the understanding and confidence to act in the role of Barista.

What are the entry requirements?

No experience or qualifications are required, just enthusiasm and the willingness and interest to learn a new skill in a fast growing industry.

What does this programme involve?

This qualification is delivered over 3 separate days and is a mixture of both practical and theorectical learning. Practical element will be based around using the Barista coffe machine to prepare a variety of beaverages. There will also be some time spent producing a variety of non-coffee based drinks. There will also be time spent on the theoretical aspects of the Barista role and the use of the equipment.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn through a mixture of lectures and practical work. You will also need to undertake some private study between sessions in order to re-enforce the theory and to revise.

What else do I need to know?

This Level 2 qualification is for people who wish to work in a coffee shop based environment. This course will prepare you to use professional coffee machines in a professional, qualified manner and allow you to gain the skills that will enable you to play a role in this growing industry.

All resources to undertake the course are supplied.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
CBARA Eastleigh College Mon 09:00 – 16:00 3 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

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If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.

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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Jessica, Hospitality and Catering

Jessica, 19

Jessica, Hospitality and Catering

Jessica studied Hospitality and Catering at college and secured a full-time job as a result of the relationships she built with the College’s network of employers.


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