The course is essential for those working with wines on a daily basis and helps you recommend wines with confidence - Student quote

 

Great lessons, informative yet informal. Great atmosphere. - Student quote

 

Great course, excellent tutor and some lovely wine! - Student quote

 

Who is WSET level 1 for: A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

What you’ll learn:

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

What does the exam involve?

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.This qualification is regulated by Ofqual. This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

What is the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

Dates for next course:

We currently have no dates available for Level 1, if you are interested in this course please register your interest here.

Who is WSET Level 2 for: A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts. For individuals seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

What you’ll learn:

  • How wine is made
  • What factors influence wine style
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing principles
  • The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

How long will the course take: This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 16 hours of classroom.

What does the Exam involve: Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions. This qualification is regulated by Ofqual

What is the entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. The Wine Ed Co also runs a Level 1 course which may suit your need better, please feel free to contact The Wine Ed Co to discuss which course would be best for you.

Dates for next course: 

The next course will be on the first three Mondays of November (6th,13th and 20th) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at The White Hart Hotel in Welwyn. Lunch will be provided for the three days as well as teas and coffees.