This 1 day course practical course is crafted to teach participants how to create the various types of coffee (latte, americano, cappuccino, espresso, cortado, black, mocha, flat white etc.), all staples of being a fantastic barista. In conjunction with basic coffee theory, the participants will spend the day working on espresso machines, perfecting their barista skills under the supervision of a professionally qualified instructor



1 day


This programme is designed to provide participants with a level of knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to gain meaningful employment as a barista



  • Outline characteristics of the various coffees to customers 
  • Deal with customer queries effectively 
  • Clean and check the coffee equipment and grinder
  • Calibrate pieces of equipment as necessary 
  • Operate pieces of equipment to produce the drink required 
  • Check drink meets quality standards and correct as necessary 
  • Serve customers in an efficient manner 


Upon successful completion of this course, participants can apply for work as a barista or continue with further study, such as KWETB’s Barista & Café Skills (Long Course) which offers Level 2 qualifications from City and Guilds in Barista Skills, along with Environmental Health Association of Ireland (EHAI) Level 2 qualification in primary food safety



KWETB Certificate of Completion


We have multiple instances of Barista and Café Skills courses in Kildare and Wicklow. Please search “barista” with a location of Kildare or Wicklow to see the full list available on