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Junior Bar and Barista Academy (for 14-16 year olds)

Course Code: JRBSA1

Level: 1
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: College Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Six weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 5.00pm - 7.30pm

About the course

Are you aged between 14 and 16 with an interest in food and drink? Maybe you have decided you’d like career in the industry, or you want to prepare for a job to support you while you study? City College Plymouth runs a Junior Bar and Barista Academy, one evening per week between 5.00pm and 7.30pm. For those who are thinking of a career in the food service industry, it will whet your appetite for joining us in the future to train professionally at City College Plymouth. Working with our professional chef lecturers in our award-winning bar and restaurant, this nine-week course will give you a taste of working in the beverage industry. You’ll learn how to make delicious hot drinks and non-alcoholic cocktails, as well as gain experience of using industry-standard equipment.

What you'll learn

Working in our professional bar and restaurant, you’ll learn how to prepare a variety of hot beverages and mix non-alcoholic cocktails. We’ll also teach you essential customer service skills, as well as table service (including silver service) and flambe service.

Entry requirements

You will need to be aged 14 to 16 and have a genuine interest in learning barista and bar skills.


There are no exams.

What's next?

You may wish to choose catering as a career following this course and will have better skills if you wish to pursue a full-time hospitality and catering programme or Apprenticeship at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: JRBSA1

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £30

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.