Certificate and Diploma Programmes, Gastronomy, 廚藝及餐飲, Part-time Programmes

Professional Diploma in Coffee Skills

One-year Part-time

Course Code:
Start Date:
Commence on 11 Nov 2021
Course Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Tue and Thu)
Mode of Study & Programme Length:
180 Hours
Medium of Instruction:
English (Supplemented with Chinese)
Tuition Fee:
Programme Features:
  • Prepare students to take the examinations of certain certificate courses offered by Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Those who pass the examinations will be awarded the following certificates presented by SCA:
    – SCA Certificate in Introduction to Coffee
    – SCA Certificate in Barista Skills (Foundation) or SCA Certificate in Brewing (Foundation)
  • Increase employability of students
  • Allow students to connect with industry professionals
  • The programme has been recognized by the University of Sunderland in Hong Kong(UK)
  • Participants who complete the “Professional Diploma in Coffee Skills” and meet the course requirements will be awarded “Certificate of Completion” by COC and the University of Sunderland in Hong Kong(UK)
  • Students may also apply for the modules individually which costs HK$3,200 each
Programme Objectives
  • Equip students with professional knowledge in coffee skills, food hygiene and safety, customer service skills and related knowledge to enhance their work potential and competencies
  • Provide professional knowledge of specialty coffee for students who wish to pursue in professional coffee career
  • Discover new opportunities and industry insights by reaching industry professionals
Programme Content


  • Principles of Mixology – 30 Hours, 11/11/2021 – 09/01/2022 (Thu)
  • Gastronomy and Innovation – 30 Hours, 16/11/2021-18/02/2022 (Tue)
  • Fundamentals of Specialty Coffee – 30 Hours, TBC
  • Health and Safety in Food and Beverage Industry – 30 Hours, TBC
  • Brewing and Barista Skills – 30 Hours, TBC
  • Sensory Evaluation – 30 Hours, TBC
Membership Form
Membership Form