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The UKTA offers three levels of certification taught by acclaimed international tutors. This is where professional tea learning begins and opens the way to a career in tea.
Level 1: Tea Champion is the course for new students to start their tea studies. It is open to everyone without any prior experience or knowledge of tea. It offers a structured approach to the theory and a guided practical tasting.
Level 2: Tea Sommelier is a more comprehensive course aimed at the professional sector. You can enrol on this Level 2 once you have successfully completed the Level 1:Tea Champion.
Level 3: Tea Diploma is our highest accreditation and is achieved through extensive study and guided tutorials. You have the opportunity to pick subjects of particular interest and will need to submit several essays and a thesis.
Level 1: Tea Champion
The UKTA Tea Champion course will give you a great understanding of tea’s history, the different types and how it is produced. This course is aimed at all those working in tea companies, cafes, hotels and restaurants. It offers an exciting opportunity for amateur tea-lovers to develop their appreciation and for professionals to increase their knowledge. No previous experience is required.
Theory: 8 x Live Online Tutorials (webinars) or 10 hrs of Self-study Online
Practical: 4 x Live Online Tutorials (webinars)
Theory and Practical: 2 day Classroom Course (London dates tbc. Available in Scotland and with some international tutors.)
Level 2: Tea Sommelier
The Level 2: Tea Sommelier course provides a more comprehensive exploration and supports the next step for a career in a tea business or as a professional tea sommelier in hospitality. There are a total of twelve online tutorials, each is 3-hours long, taught to a small online group by our highly regarded and very experienced tutors.
A Tea Sommelier qualification will help professionals involved in sourcing tea from world origins, those who oversee the brewing and service of tea and anyone writing tea menus and press releases or needing a more in-depth understanding of teas.
Theory & Practical: 12 x Live Online Tutorials (webinars)
Level 3: Tea Diploma
The Level 3: Tea Diploma course has been designed for those working with tea in any capacity and for F&B professionals. It will provide a very high level of knowledge and a significant understanding of the many different aspects of tea, including science, culture, history, origins, influences of terroir, processing and organoleptic properties.
The UK Tea Academy tutors help guide each Tea Diploma student on their individual journey, helping them get the most from their studies and achieve a highly regarded and internationally recognised qualification in the Camellia sinensis.
Masterclasses: Live Online Tutorials as well as set essays and a short thesis on a tea-related subject of your choice.