FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE SCA COFFEE SKILLS PROGRAM?
HOW IT WORKS
6 MODULES. 3 LEVELS. 1 DIPLOMA.
The program consists of six different modules:
Introduction to Coffee, which is available at one level, and five specialist modules; Barista Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee, Roasting and Sensory Skills. Each of the specialist modules is available at three different levels, with points attached at every stage. You may choose the modules that fit your interests and needs. Once you have achieved 100 points, you will be awarded the SCA Coffee Skills Diploma.
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I AM A BEGINNER, WHICH COURSES SHOULD I TAKE?
Our courses are designed and outlined according to level of skills and experience.
For students with no prior experience in the industry, we recommend taking our foundation & intermediate courses. The courses are suitable for those with no experience at all, as it is designed to begin from a foundation outline.
WHAT ARE THE DURATION OF COURSES?
Foundation - 1 Day (10am to 6pm)
Intermediate - 3 Days (10am to 6pm)
Professional - 3 Days (10am to 6pm)
Others - Specifically designed according to workshops.
Do not fret on the duration of courses. We understand that students are afraid that 3 days of training will not be sufficient.
We allow students to come back to our academy for practice sessions on specifically set dates after you have completed your training.
WHAT ARE THE PRACTICE SESSIONS?
After you have completed your training, the practice sessions will be available according to the availability of the academy.
There should be around 4 - 5 days of practice dates opened for students. However, these slots are on first come first serve basis.
WHAT ARE THE TRAINING MATERIALS PROVIDED?
The training materials are fully provided during all courses.
However, the materials during practice sessions are not included. Students will have to bring their own ingredients such as roasted coffee / milk / green coffee and others. You will also be able to purchase these goods at an affordable price during this practice sessions. All other equipments will be available for you to use during the practice session.
WHEN ARE THE EXAMINATIONS HELD?
The examinations are usually held at the end of the course date. However, if you are not ready to take the exams, please feel free to speak to our trainers. It will not be a problem to reschedule your examination to another date.
We will have one specific date once every two months opened for those who has completed their courses with us to conduct examinations.
Best part is? The examinations are optional for all students, so if you feel like you are not ready, do not worry and come back when you are.
Who will be the course instructors?
Our trainers are certified Authorised SCAE Trainers and they are well equipped with the knowledge of both SCAA & SCAE courses. Our trainers are also industry trained and are coffee professionals that are actively involved in the local and international coffee scene as Judges, Q-Graders and also baristas in competitions.
The academy occasionally collaborates with international coffee professionals and have worked with the likes of Colin Harmon, Pete Licata, Jacky Lai, Fritz Storm, Kentaro Maruyama and James Hoffmann.
WIll THE COURSE BE SUFFICIENT FOR A NEW CAFE OWNER?
The courses will not be sufficient but is highly recommended as a foundation builder. This is also dependent on the needs and requirements of your cafe. SCA courses such as Barista Skills will be a good start to general cafe knowledge as the course covers operational topics such as workspace management, financial management and hygiene.
All other SCA courses are usually suitable for those who wish to elevate their coffee knowledge by learning other aspects of coffee such as Sensory Skills, Brewing, Green Coffee and Roasting.
WHERE WILL MY CERTIFICATE BE RECOGNISED?
The SCA Coffee Skills Program certificates are recognized worldwide because of it's contribution to the World Coffee Industry.
Your certificate should be recognised in most major countries across all continents.
However, certain countries have their own national coffee education programs depending on their educational structure.
GETTING TO OUR ACADEMY
Our academy is located in an industrial area in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
For easy access to our academy, it is recommended that students use the Waze Application for exact directions here to our academy.
Our closest train station here would be the KTM Serdang station. You are advised to take a taxi or grab to our academy for a smooth travel experience.
There are a couple of decent hotels around our facility that are only about 5-20 minutes away by taxi.
Hotel Ibis Style (3-Star) - C180, Cheras
Le Meridien (5-Star) - Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur
Sunway Velocity Hotel (4-Star) - Cheras (Expect about 30 minutes travel time)
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