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SCA Roastery Skills Programme


Course Overview

Designed to prepare learners for leadership roles in coffee development, production, and quality assurance, this series of courses will delve into effective communication strategies for engaging with both customers and colleagues. The courses also emphasise the pivotal role of the roaster in fostering a sustainable coffee industry.

Course Duration

To complete the SCA Roastery Skills Programme, learners have to successfully complete all the different courses required. Each course has different levels of certification such as Foundation, Intermediate, and Professional. The total duration needed to complete the courses is 18 months.

Who Should Attend

Personnel who hold leadership positions in the development, production and quality assurance of roasted coffee; while communicating with customers and colleagues about the roaster’s role in promoting a more sustainable coffee industry.


Upon successful completion of the program, learners will be awarded certificates for each of the SCA courses listed in the 'Courses to Complete' section, along with the SCA Cafe Diploma. 

Learners who have completed the programme requirements may apply for the SCA Cafe Diploma here

Courses to complete

SCA Brewing

SCA Green Coffee

SCA Sensory Skills

SCA Roasting

SCA Coffee Sustainability Programme

  • Coffee Sustainability Foundation

SCA Coffee Technicians Programme

SCA Skills Programmes key information

  • The SCA Skills Programme must be completed at Bettr Academy within 18 months from the date of signing up for the first course required to fulfil the programme.

  • Upon completion of the intermediate courses, learners may register for the professional modules three months thereafter.

  • Pathway for old SCA Coffee Diploma graduates