Business and Science of Coffee

  ABOUT THIS COURSE | ASSUMED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE | FUNDING INCENTIVES |
 

COURSE OUTLINE | MODE OF ASSESSMENT | CERTIFICATION | APPLICATION PROCEDURE


 

 What is this course about?

Business and Science on Coffee equips its participants with the skills required to operate and handle a semi-automatic Espresso machine setup in a Café settings. Participants will learn how to extract Espresso and prepare milk based Espresso beverage such as Café Latte and Café Cappuccino. Multiple practical session has been incorporated to facilitate in depth understanding of the skills and technique.


Participants will be exposed to different origin of raw green coffee and various selection of coffee that are serving in Singapore.


The second half of the course will provide an insight into the operational aspect of a Cafe. The importance of coffee presentation and handling of scenarios that will occur during operation will be discussed.


Suitable for

 

This course is suitable for potential Café owner, working adults looking to take up barista as a profession, baristas looking to polish their skills and learn the business aspect of running a Café or simply for personal interest and development.

 


Assumed Skills and Knowledge

 

There are no pre-requisites, meaning there are no courses or educational qualifications you must have in order to enrol for Business and Science on Coffee. We do however make certain assumptions about you as a learner which we call assumed knowledge and skills. The assumptions are as follows:


• Basic English Language writing and communication skills
• Ability to participate effectively in group discussions, speak and communicate in a learning environment.
• A strong interest in coffee and are either currently in the sector or planning to seek employment as a Barista or looking to setup your own café or restaurant.
 


 

Funding Incentives

 

 

NTUC union members enjoy 50% (unfunded) course fee support for up to $250 each year when you enrol for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Conditions apply.

For more information, please call NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or email [email protected] Website: http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg

 

 

10% Discount for SP Alumni

To enjoy this discount you must be a Diploma Graduate from Singapore Polytechnic.
Applicants who make a false declaration to enjoy the discount will be subjected to paying up to the full course fee and/or be legally persecuted.

 

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 30 days before the course commencement date.

 


 

Course Outline

 

1. Insight into Coffee industry
• Introduction to coffee
• Coffee producing origins
• Type of green coffee beans
• Stages of processing green coffee beans
• Methods of processing green coffee beans


2. Gourmet coffee
• Roasting of Gourmet coffee
• Different roasting profiles
• Storage of roasted coffee beans
• Type of grinders
• Different grinding profiles
• Type of Coffee brewing apparatus
• Parts of Espresso Machine
• Maintenance of Espresso Machine
• Introduction to gourmet coffee
• Espresso extractions
• Introduction to milk frothing
• Preparation of milk-based Espresso beverages


3. Coffee Business
• Presentation of Coffee
• Customer experience
• Customer relationship
• Dynamics of service crew
• Customer service scenarios
• Value -added services

 


 

Mode of Assessment


There would be 1 theory test (30%) and 1 practical evaluation (70%).

 


Certification

 

A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who attained overall 65% and whose attendance is not less than 75%.

 


Application Procedure

Applicants may apply for the course with the available schedule online.

Applicants who are successfully selected for the course will receive the letter of confirmation via email.

Singapore Polytechnic, its governors, officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss, damages and/or injury, including loss of life, which participants of our Courses may suffer arising out of or in connection with our Courses, whether the loss, damage and/or injury was suffered on any of Singapore Polytechnic's premises or at any other venue(s) in connection with our Courses.

A - Online Registration:
[1] Fill up the electronic form
[2] Once completed, click on the Submit button
[3] You will receive online acknowledgement that you have successfully submitted the registration
[4] Singapore Polytechnic will then register and enrol upon payment of the fees.

B - Visit Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy counter at 500 Dover Road, Blk T1A, Level 1, Room T1A12.

Confirmed enrolment is based on a first-come, first-served basis, upon full payment of the course fee. Registration does not guarantee enrolment in the course.

Participants will receive a letter of confirmation via email if the course is confirmed and the registration accepted.

Singapore Polytechnic, its governors, officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss, damages and/or injury, including loss of life, which participants of our Courses may suffer arising out of or in connection with our Courses, whether the loss, damage and/or injury was suffered on any of Singapore Polytechnic's premises or at any other venue(s) in connection with our Courses.

Payment

a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards, please click on the ‘Make ePayment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 12:00pm

c) For Cash payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
Finance Department
Admin Building, Level 2
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm

d) Cheques should be made payable to Singapore Polytechnic. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

ATTN: Manager (CET Programmes)
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651


Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy via email to [email protected]. For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

· 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
· Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
· On or after date of commencement - No refund
* Unless otherwise stated in the course webpage

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

* PACE Academy course schedules, course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 


 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Course Dates:

1. 16 Nov 2016 to 12 Dec 2016
Registration Closing Date: 09 Nov 2016

2. 01 Feb 2017 to 27 Feb 2017
Registration Closing Date: 25 Jan 2017

3. 08 Mar 2017 to 03 Apr 2017
Registration Closing Date: 22 Feb 2017

 

 

Application Procedure


 

COURSE DETAILS

 

Duration: 24 hours


Venue: Singapore Polytechnic, School of Coffee

 

Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Days: Monday & Wednesday

 

 
 

COURSE FEE

For Public:

$780.00 (Before GST)
$834.60 (After GST)

 

As part of:

For Seniors (Singaporean aged 50 and above):

$444.60 (After GST)

Please see Funding Incentives for more information.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

 

ELIGIBLE FOR SKILLSFUTURE CREDIT

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