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3rd, 21st, 22nd & 23rd September & 14th October

SCAE Foundation Barista Barista Barista

3rd & 4th September | 13th & 14th October

SCAE Intermediate Barista

21st & 22nd October

SCAE Intermediate Brewing & grinding

28th & 29th October

Barista training courses

in Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout the whole of Scotland.


“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”

Benjamin Franklin


We believe that attention to detail is everything. That’s why we keep our class’s small with a maximum of 3 / 4 people to each class.

Expert Training

Jim Watson who runs our courses is a fully qualified Barista and he is absolutely passionate about coffee with 23 years. Jim is a qualified SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe) and is a City & Guilds trainer.

Our two most popular coffee course.



Whether coffee is your passion, your job, or a career opportunity waiting to happen, having the core skills is vital. The SCAE Barista Skills (foundation) course lays the foundations for you to build your skills on.

  • Set a Grinder
  • Operate an espresso machine
  • Prepare and present an espresso drink
  • Foam milk properly
  • Taste different coffees.
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A three day course that covers the three main disciplines of these courses, the SCAE Introduction to Coffee, SCAE Barista Skills and SCAE Brewing and Grinding. You will leave with the skills needed to follow a career in the coffee industry.

  • Three days
  • Three SCAE qualifications.
  • 20 points toward your coveted SCAE Coffee Diploma
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scae-coffee-diploma-courseThe SCAE Coffee Diploma is an education system aimed to meet the needs of coffee professionals everywhere. It is a controlled and certified system with a curriculum written and updated by the best minds in the coffee industry.

What our customers say

Recommend it to anyone who wants to immerse deeper into the world of coffee or those who wants to take a career in coffee more seriously. I was a beginner and the training was fun and rewarding. Jim made sure I practiced enough to be familiar with the essential preparation for delivering THE cup of coffee. I will never ever look at the coffee machine and my coffee the same way again!

Chunli Zhang

I just want to say a big massive thank you to you and Jim for the fantastic experience I had on Monday 13th. I loved every second of it and I have learned a lot. Thank you for the delicious lunch and for the outstanding customer care for picking me up and dropping me off to the train station.
Everything was very much appreciated.
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Can’t thank you enough, I really did have fun and it was a true pleasure to learn from someone with such a clear and strong passion and depth of knowledge.

Alexander Wallace

We have worked with Jim Watson on numerous Barista Employability courses run in partnership with Job Centre Plus.  These courses have been fundamental in providing individuals with key skills to assist them in gaining employment in the Barista/Hospitality industry.  Jim has a great rapour with the trainees and makes the course interesting and fun!  Jim in extremely knowledgeable and give the individuals a solid foundation in which to start their barista career.

Jacky Carstairs Lever Training Ltd

One of the luckiest things that has ever happened to me is stumbling across Jim Watson through a Google search for ‘barista training in Scotland’. I honestly feel as though Jim cares as much about the success of my business as I do. Jim gives 110% to everything he does and I would recommend his training without reservation. Support from Jim does not stop when the training session ends, he’s always at the end of a phone and nothing seems to be too much bother, a rare quality these days!

Lynn Frost

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5 based on 1 votes
Brand Name
Scottish Barista School
Product Name
SCAE Barista Training Course
GBP 180.00
Product Availability
Available in Stock
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