City & Guilds VRQ Level 2 in Barista Skills

An approved training syllabus that rewards you by an internationally recognised qualification - the City & Guilds Barista Level 2 VRQ. 

The three days-session has been designed for people who wants to developed coffee knowledge & skills to more professional level.

There are no minimum standards required, however it is an advantage if you have some experience of making espresso based drinks, but it is not a requirement. The candidates will have plenty of time to explore and practice all contents.

The qualification centres on coffee and in particular espresso, but also incorporates filter coffee, tea, chocolate, juices and smoothies.

During the third day of the session, the cadidates will be assessed with a practical and written exam in order to achieve the VRQ qualification.


  • Coffee history: from Ethiopa to the World 
  • Coffea Arabica Vs Coffea Canephora
  • Coffea Genus - Species - Variety
  • Espresso: Calibration & Sensory evaluation 
  • Steaming technique & Milk management
  • Operation, care and maintenance of coffee equipment
  • Plant management & Harvesting 
  • Coffee processes 
  • Trading & Certification 
  • Customer service

The Beverage Standards Association developed this course as part of their objective to improve standards in the industry and to gain formal recognition for those who wish to improve their skills and in turn give their customers a better experience.

Kimbo UK is a BSA and City & Guilds approved Training Centre.


3 days, 10.00 - 16.00


£ 500 per person

Authorized Trainer

Mr. Nicola Pace

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