Barista Skills (BTEI/Skills to Compete)

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BTEI means Back to Education Initiative. BTEI gives unemployed adults the opportunity of returning to part time education, while retaining their benefits.
Skills to Compete is an initiative to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and wish to re-enter the workforce. See here for details.

This course will provide the learners with specialist skills and knowledge in one of the major growth areas of the hospitality industry – the beverage sector. The course is aimed at all first line operatives where coffee is served – this includes coffee bars, coffee houses, cafes, hotels and restaurants.

Learners 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 course will also provide the learners with the ability to understand the importance of good food hygiene.

Course Content*

Food Safety and HACCP, Manual Handling, Barista Skills.

(* Subject to change)

Course Duration

This course will run for 6-8 week duration

Entry Requirements

All BTEI applicants must be in receipt of or a dependent of a Social Protection payment before starting the course. Participants on CE schemes or TUS may apply also. All students who present for this course will be given individual guidance by qualified tutors who are in a position to make recommendations as to what courses may suit their learning needs.

How to Apply

Apply online here

Apply by selecting  ‘Department Choice 1’ →  ‘BTEI Courses’ and ‘Course Choice 1’  → ‘Barista Skills Course’

BTEI Coordinator: namara.lindsay@cdcfe.cdetb.ie