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SCA Sustainable Coffee Programme


Course Overview

Designed to prepare learners for leadership roles in developing and implementing best practices and special projects that champion a more sustainable coffee industry. The courses ensure a comprehensive understanding of the skills applied across various sectors of the supply chain while fostering a broad knowledge base for effective leadership.

Course Duration

To complete the SCA Sustainable Coffee Programme, learners have to successfully complete all the different modules required. Each module 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 and implementation of best practices and special projects that promote a more sustainable coffee industry, while having a broad understanding of the skills applied in different sectors of the supply chain.


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 Barista Skills

SCA Green Coffee

SCA Roasting

SCA Sensory 

SCA Coffee Sustainability Programme

  • Coffee Sustainability Foundation 
  • Coffee Sustainability Intermediate
  • Coffee Sustainability Professional

Coffee Technicians Programme

  • Water and Preventive Maintenance Foundation

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.

  • Past students who have attained the previous SCA Coffee Diploma are eligible to enrol in outstanding courses and can apply for the new SCA Skills Programme.