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Courses

As a coffee industry training facility we offer the highest level of training courses including Barista Skills, Latte Art, Brewing, Sensory/Professional Cupping, Q GradingGreen Coffee, Roasting, & VRQ City and Guilds Barista Qualification. We also offer our bespoke courses such as How to Start a RoasteryHow to Start a Coffee Shop and Home Enthusiast.


With over 20 years experience in the coffee industry from the bean to the cup we have established ourselves as one of the leading training organisations. We have access to some of the best specialty coffee in the world (via Mercanta) and only use trainers who excel in their area of expertise to ensure a high level of knowledge and training is passed onto our students.
 

COURSE CATEGORIES

At London School of Coffee, we offer a variety of third party accredited courses alongside our own, skills-based courses. In some of the course listings below, we offer multiple categories. 

 

SCA Diploma Courses

These courses will be taught by  Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs).  Trainers deliver course content within the SCA Coffee Skills Programme and assess the written and practical examinations required to pass each module, audited by the SCA (Specialty Coffee Association). Points (upon passing exams) accrue towards the SCA Diploma.  (Learn more)

 

Non-SCA, Skills Based Courses (LSC)

London School of Coffee offer our own, uniquely designed courses that will help you to build a wide range of coffee skills to kickstart or advance your coffee career. You will receive a certificate of completion.

VRQ City and Guilds

This Vocationally Recognised Qualification (VRQ) is designed to help you develop the skills you need to work professionally as a barista in any environment. (Learn More)

 

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BARISTA SKILLS

SCA DIPLOMA

£ 238 +VAT includes SCA certification

5 points

Learn the essential barista skills to get you started on your barista career

FOUNDATION

SCA BARISTA SKILLS

£355 +VAT & SCA certification

A course for accomplished baristas looking to hone their skills (2 days)

INTERMEDIATE

SCA BARISTA SKILLS

10 points

This Professional level is suitable for those wanting to pursue specialist knowledge (3 days)

£600 +VAT & SCA Certification

25 points

PROFESSIONAL

SCA BARISTA SKILLS

NON-SCA, SKILLS BASED

BASIC

Our Bespoke course, great start for anyone interested in Barista skills

£175 +VAT

LONDON SCHOOL OF COFFEE

Our bespoke course, for accomplished baristas

INTERMEDIATE

£175 +VAT

LONDON SCHOOL OF COFFEE

£192 +VAT

ADVANCED

LONDON SCHOOL OF COFFEE

Our bespoke course, for professional  

baristas

 

LATTE ART

NON-SCA, SKILLS BASED

£125 +VAT

For Baristas with limited skills who are new to latte art

ONE DAY COURSE

LONDON SCHOOL OF COFFEE

£75 +VAT

HALF DAY COURSE

For Baristas confident with their technique

LONDON SCHOOL OF COFFEE

 

BREWING COURSES

SCA DIPLOMA

Technical aspects of brewing as well as water chemistry, grind analysis and extraction yield

SCA BREWING

FOUNDATION

SCA Foundation £250 +VAT

includes SCA Certification

5 points

£375 +VAT

+ cost of SCA Certification

£90 Members

£160 Non-Members

10 points

INTERMEDIATE

SCA BREWING

Technical aspects of brewing as well as water chemistry, grind analysis and extraction yield

25 points

PROFFESSIONAL

Scientifically investigate a range of different brewing factors

£600 + vat

+ cost of SCA Certification

 

SCA BREWING

 

CUPPING/SENSORY SKILLS

SCA DIPLOMA

Introductory course which covers the basics of sensory evaluation

£300 +VAT includes SCA Certification

FOUNDATION

SCA SENSORY

5 points

£400 +VAT & SCA Certification

Specialist knowledge over three main areas, taste, cupping and sensory evaluation

INTERMEDIATE

SCA SENSORY

10 points

Provides key information, enabling you to sit your sensory certificate

Price on application

PROFESSIONAL

SCA SENSORY

25 points

NON-SCA, SKILLS BASED

INTRODUCTORY

London School of Coffee's Cupping/Sensory begginers course with no exam

£167 +VAT

LSC - CUPPING COURSE

 

Q PROGRAMME

Q ARABICA COMBO

Dates available in May and September

The course for becoming a Q Arabica Grader prepares participants for for the 22 tests they must pass to become a certified Q Grader. 

PROFESSIONAL

 

GREEN COFFEE

SCA DIPLOMA

SCA GREEN COFFEE

FOUNDATION

£300 + VAT includes SCA Certification

5 points

Introductory course, covering plant growth, shipping and storage

Covering Green Coffee grading, coffee contracts and portfolio management for small roastery buyer

10 points

£400 +VAT & SCA Certification

INTERMEDIATE

SCA GREEN COFFEE

PROFESSIONAL

Please Enquire for Pricing

25 points

Sustainability through supply, and intergration of green coffee with other modules

SCA GREEN COFFEE

 

ROASTING

SCA DIPLOMA

Understand heating control, coffee defects, changing reactions amongst other things

5 points

£350 +VAT (includes SCA Certification)

FOUNDATION

SCA ROASTING

1 Day Course

Instructor: Jamie Banwell OR Morton Munchow

INTERMEDIATE

£800 + VAT (excl. SCA Certification)

10 points

Basic roasting training and cupping, including profiles, green buying and hands-on practical experience

SCA ROASTING

3 Day Course

Instructor: Jamie Banwell OR Morton Munchow

25 points

4 Day Course

PROFESSIONAL

Gives you the skills you need as a manager to plan and execute quality control

SCA ROASTING

£1,000 + VAT (excl. SCA Certification)

Instructor: Morton Munchow

NON-SCA, SKILLS BASED COURSES

 

DIEDRICH ROASTING

Diedrich Roasters' own 3-day comprehensive roasting seminar

DIEDRICH PROFILING

& ROASTERY SET UP

£1,200 +VAT

Instructor: Jamie Banwell

3 Day Course

ROASTING SKILLS &

ROASTERY SETUP

Roasting training w/a practical focus, inc cupping, profiling & green buying 

HOW TO START A ROASTERY

£1,200 + VAT

Instructor: Morton Munchow

3 Day Course (optl. 4th day to sit SCA Exam)

IKAWA ROASTING/SENSORY

Roasting fundamentals & profiling, using the Ikawa professional sample roaster

£400 + VAT

FUNDAMENTAL ROASTING

& SKILLS

2 Day Course

Instructor: Phil Geveaux

ROASTING CONSULTANCY

We also provide a wide range of roasting consultancy. More information available upon request

Pricing upon request

 

HOW TO START A COFFEE SHOP

BASIC

LONDON SCHOOL OF COFFEE

HOW TO START A COFFEE SHOP

Our 2 day course teaching you how to start and run a successful coffee shop

£400 +VAT

 

SCA INTRODUCTION TO COFFEE

FOUNDATION

SCA INTRODUCTION TO COFFEE

Our half day course is ideal if you are new to the industry

£100 +VAT

1/2 Day Course

 

HOME ENTHUSIAST

£100 +VAT

Working with a professional barista trainer you will cover, coffee harvesting, roasting, setting your grinder and steaming milk

LONDON SCHOOL OF COFFEE

HOME ENTHUSIAST

BESPOKE

1/2 Day Course

 

VRQ CITY & GUILDS

VRQ CITY & GUILDS

VRQ CITY AND GUILDS

3 Day intensive course focusing on a range of subjects ranging from the history of the coffee bean to customer service skills

£699 +VAT

3 Day Course

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