Name of qualification Barista – Pripravljavec/pripravljavka kave Add to comparison [1]
Translated title (no legal status) Barista – Coffee maker
Type of qualification Nacionalna poklicna kvalifikacija, SOK raven 4
Category of qualification Poklicna kvalifikacija
Admission requirements


ISCED field Field
Transport, varnost, gostinstvo in turizem, osebne storitve
ISCED subfield subfield hotelirstvo in gostinstvo
Qualification level


Learning outcomes

The candidate is able to:

  • plan and organize your own work,
  • present coffee and coffee drinks and advise on the choice of coffee and coffee drinks,
  • take into account the various influences on coffee quality and extraction based on sensory knowledge,
  • use a coffee grinder,
  • use a coffee machine,
  • prepare and serve coffee and coffee drinks in different ways,
  • communicate with guests and other stakeholders in the work process,
  • responsibly and economically use energy sources, devices, time at work and food,
  • maintain personal hygiene and the hygiene of the work environment,
  • responsibly implement the regulations of the HACCP system and control quality in the process of preparing coffee and coffee drinks,
  • protect their own health and the environment.


Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre. Licences may be found here [2].

Assessment and completion


During the guidance process the candidate prepares a portfolio, which is assessed by a committee. If the portfolio submitted by the candidate contains authentic, valid and adequate proof of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, the committee may:

  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in full,
  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in part and define the knowledge, skills and competence to be verified,
  • refuse to validate any of the contents of the occupational standard because the candidate has not provided proof of any of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, in which case it will verify the occupational standard in full.


Practical assessment with oral defense.

Condition for obtaining certificate

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant collection of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres, chambers of commerce, etc.