NZSCA launches instructor training this November

Event Date: 27th November, 2017

We are excited to announce the launch of the New Zealand Specialised Instructor Barista Level One course brought to you by the New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association and the New Zealand School of Coffee.

The NZSCA has developed an education program focussed on international standards for our local market. This program will be taught in New Zealand; for New Zealanders.

Participation in the week-long course will enable the Specialised Instructor to take the full course material (lesson plan, supply lists, powerpoint presentation) into the company they represent. The course will provide attendees with the skills to train company staff and wholesale clients to internationally recognised instructor standards.

Space is strictly limited to six students.

New Zealand Specialised Instructor – Barista Level One

Time: 9am – 5pm (lunch provided)
Date: Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December
Venue: New Zealand School of Coffee, 16 Elms Street, Stoke, Nelson
Course fee: $2000 + GST

Instructors: David Green, Specialised Instructor in Barista.
Emma Markland Webster, Specialised Instructor in Barista, Brewing, Sensory Analysis & Cupping.

Please read here for more information on the New Zealand Specialised Instructor Barista Level One course.

To enrol or to ask questions, contact emma@nzsca.org | 021 415 810

The fine print: Minimum/maximum numbers apply. 50% deposit required to secure your place for the five day, full time, course. Lunch will be provided. Flights, transport, accommodation, additional meals are not included in the course fee.

More information:

What is the NZ Specialised Instructor?

The NZ Specialised Instructor is a course initially developed by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and further developed by the NZSCA for New Zealand students around New Zealand training material. New Zealand Specialised Instructors are entrusted with the NZSCA Education course material and have access to the resources to be able to teach their own students directly. Those students could be within your own company, wholesale customers or even to the greater public.

The Specialised Instructor credential exists for the following disciplines – Barista, Roaster, Brewing, Sensory Analysis & Cupping. (currently barista, others will follow)

The NZSCA is holding Specialised Instructor training for Barista Level One

The NZSCA retains control of the examination process.

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How do I become a Specialised Instructor in NZ?

We are creating a pathway so that Coffee Professionals within New Zealand can become Specialised Instructors. Coffee Professionals who elect to enroll in this course could be New Zealand Specialised Instructors by the end of the course.

Specialised Instructors in the Barista discipline must:

1. Be certified to Barista level 1

2. Hold the NZSCA Examiner Credential

3. Demonstrate a strong ability to lead a class

4. Attend and participate in the New Zealand Instructor Development that qualifies you as a Specialized Instructor

5. Provide the NZSCA with two references verifying coffee training in day to day role

Foundations of coffee

Seed to Cup, 3 hours

Introduction to Cupping, 3 hours

Brewing and extraction principles, 6 hours

Customer service, 3 hours

After completion of the foundations 

Focus on Barista Basics 2 x 4-hour lab classes

The course schedule for the week Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December

Monday: 9:30am-5pm: NZ Level One, Foundations

Tuesday: 9am-5pm: NZ Level One, Foundations continued & Barista Basics

Wednesday: 9am-5pm: NZ Level One, Barista Basics, Practical and Written tests

Thursday: 9am-5pm: Instructor Training

Friday: 9am-5pm: Instructor Training

Read the Handbook that outlines the coursework Barista 1&2 Manual Ver1.1 Emma

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Students who pass all the examinations along the way and demonstrate a strong ability to teach and will become qualified as New Zealand Specialised Instructors at the end of November.  They will be able to start teaching the Barista Level One courses to students. Further classes will follow as the program develops.

I am a “Specialized Instructor” (aka qualified to teach)

Existing Qualifications stand. I can teach all Barista Level One and Two courses once completed.

I can deliver the relevant practical tests with assistance from another instructor for practical testing out.

I can teach the courses in a location that meets the requirements as listed.

I can teach and charge for the classes ensuring all of the paperwork is complete and relevant costs are covered to the NZSCA

Requirements for teaching NZSCA education once qualified:

All courses are to be listed on the NZSCA website that is open to students.

All facilities/instructors that wish to take part will be listed on the website.

All students in all classes are to be registered to the NZSCA to track all credits internally.

All classes will offer some discount to NZSCA Guild/NZSCA members.

Proposed fee structure back to the NZSCA:

$20 per student per class to be paid to NZSCA.

$50 per exam per student to NZSCA (all fees paid through instructor or instructor company).

No under the radar classes. All classes must be registered or license to teach will be revoked.

From 2018 financial year $300 (+GST) per year to NZSCA for registration as NZSCA instructor.

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E: emma@monstercoffee.co.nz T: 021 415 810 for more information or to enrol.