WCEP Judges Training - Details Here! April 30 2018

Do you have ambitions to judge at a World level?

Well there is an opportunity for you to do so this July in Durban. The World Competitions Education Program (WCEP) is coming to South Africa.

Where:

Kwa Zulu Natal,  Ciro Coffee Academy

When:
24-26 July 2018: WBC Training | Tuesday – Thursday

26 July 2018: Latte Art Training | Thursday afternoon

26 July 2018: Ibrik Demonstration | Thursday evening

27 July 2018: WBC Certification Exams

28 July 2018: Coffee in Good Spirits | Saturday Morning

 

What is WCEP?
WCEP
stands for World Competitions Education Program.  The WCEP was developed by World Coffee Events’ Instructional Design Sub-Committee (IDSC) to provide in-depth instruction about world competitions.

 

The WCEP is specifically focused on Competitions Training, to improve the understanding of this and includes reviewing current rules and regulations, competition procedures, judging skills, and how competitions are judged. These modules are suited for anyone interested in competition, as a judge, competitor or coach. They are also geared toward developing the competencies tested in the Judge Certification, which is a partner program from World Coffee Events. As such, these modules are not meant to be taught directly preceding any competition in order to allow time for practice and habituation of the materials. It is recommended that these modules are taught at least one month prior to the Judge Certification or three months prior to the national competition to allow attendees to hone their skills before attempting certification (if they so desire) or to fully prepare for competition either as a judge or a barista.

 

Completing WCEP for one of the WCE championships is equal to one year of this specific National Body sanctioned Championship judge experience for those who are interested in attending the WCE Judge Certification. All attendees who have attended and finished the course will receive an official certificate of participation.

 

Who is it right for?
The WCEP is NOT a test. It is competition training, done in the safety of a classroom, with room for questions and discussion, and it can be used for many purposes. It is good for:

JUDGES

  • People who aspire to be judges
  • Current NB judges who don’t have enough experience to take the Judge Certification
  • Current NB judges who want to improve their confidence/chances for passing the Judge Certification
  • World--Level Judges who want to refresh their skills

COMPETITORS

  • Aspiring Competitors
  • Competitors who want to understand how competition is scored
  • Competitors who want to deepen their competition understanding

COACHES

ANY INTERESTED PARTY

The beauty of WCEP is that it goes deep with the information, training skills and is transparent. It essentially raises the perceived curtain on competitions, and allows anyone to deeply understand how competition works—from an expert’s perspective.

 

How much does it cost?

  • Space for only 16 trainees, of which 8 can do WBC Judges certification.
  • WCEP Training (All sessions except Friday certification) | R8000
  • WCEP & WBC Judges Certification (All sessions and qualify to complete WBC Judges certification examination) | R8000
  • Full payment secure space

 

WBC Certification

There will be an opportunity to take part to World Barista Championship (WBC) Judge Certification.

To attend a WCE Judge Certification, participants must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Possess judging experience in one (1) world championship (World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Brewers Cup, World Barista Championship OR Two (2) years of judging experience at a national-level competition for Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Brewers Cup, or Barista Championships OR One (1) year of judging experience at a national-level WCE sanctioned competition AND one (1) fully completed World Competitions Education Program for the specific competition. Judging experience must be within the last 5 years to maintain eligibility. Additionally, participants are only eligible to certify for competitions in which they have experience judging.
  • Agree to abide by the WCE Judges Code of Conduct.
  • Pay all certification fees.
  • Pricing is set by the host of each event individual, and can vary


 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

SCASA reserves the right to cancel a WCEP at any time. In the event of a SCAE cancellation, registrants will be offered an opportunity to transfer registration to another planned workshop. In the event of a cancellation or no-show by a registrant without a valid reason (to be decided at the discretion of SCASA and WCEP instructors) an administration fee will be charged. -
20% of the registration fee for cancelation more than 10 working days of the start of the WCEP. - 50% of the registration fee for cancelation less than 10 working days of the start of the WCEP

 

How do you prepare for WCEP?
Read/learn and print out the Rules and Regulations and score-sheets of the competitions you are attending as well as Judges Code of Conduct. Prepare any questions you might have at this moment and check if they are answered during the training. If not, ask them at the end of the respective competition training,

 

How do I register?

  • Send email to info@scasa.co.za and registration form can be completed
  • SCASA will send the invoice (Amanda Payne-James | SCASA Administration)
  • Registration is only definite after payment
  • For any other information, please contact Lani Snyman | lanis@ciro.co.za | 083 445 5606

 

How to get there and where to stay:

The training will be hosted in Durban, Ciro Coffee Academy.

 

AGENDA | Training in Kwa Zulu Natal (Durban)

 

Monday 18h30pm Dinner with SCASA Board of Directors

 

Tuesday 24 July 2018 (Venue | Ciro Coffee Academy)
9am Welcome coffee
9.30am Introductions
WBC S1 Sensory Judge Score-sheets
13h00pm Lunch
14h00pm WBC S2 Sensory Skills Application
17h00pm End of the day


Wednesday 25 July 2018 (Venue | Ciro Coffee Academy)
9am Coffee to ease in the day and prepare your palate
9.30am UNV D1 Deliberation
WBC S3 Sensory Judge Stage Behaviour
13h00pm Lunch
14h00pm WBC S3 Sensory Judge Stage Behaviour UNV D2 Debriefing

17h00pm End of the day

18h00pm Ibrik demonstration (Venue to be confirmed)

Thursday 26 July 2018 (Venue | Ciro Coffee Academy)
9am Coffee to ease in the day
9.30am UNV T1 Technical Judge Score-sheets
UNV T2 Technical Judge Stage Behaviour
13h00pm Lunch
14h00pm WLAC Judge Scoresheet, Calibration and Stage Behaviour 
17h30pm Attend the Almond Breeze Latte Art Throwdown (Venue to be confirmed)

 

Friday 27 July 2018 (Venue | Ciro Coffee Academy)

9am Coffee to ease in the day
9.30-17.00 WBC Certification Exams

18h00 Creative Coffee Week get together (venue to be confirmed)

 

Saturday 28 July 2018 (Venue to be confirmed)
9am Coffee to ease in the day
9.30am WCIGS Score-sheets & Stage Behaviour
13h00pm End of the day

18h30pm Certificates to be handed out at Coffee Magazine Awards Gala Dinner

 

All times are estimates and can be changed at the discretion of the organisers, regular breaks will be scheduled as appropriate

 

To register or any queries: email info@scasa.co.za