WSET Level 1 Spirits

This is an Online Course  

Available as a Gift Voucher

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About the course 

Learn about spirits through a 4 week online study programme that is flexible to work around your existing commitments. The Level 1 Award in Spirits Online covers the same syllabus as the classroom course, but through a supported and interactive Online Classroom which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator. Please note that the exam is completed in person and not online.

This online course will guide you through the world’s key spirit categories and production methods. The course is designed to introduce spirits in an interactive, structured and concise manner. You will learn how to taste spirits using a systematic approach.

Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste a minimum of 6 spirits (not provided, but you will be given guidance on the categories to taste).

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

 What's covered

 The basic principles of spirit production

The main types and styles of spirits

Factors affecting the flavour of spirits

Online tasting of six spirits with educator feedback (students to provide their own samples)

How to serve spirits

How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

 Do I need any prior knowledge?

No prior knowledge is required. The course is delivered online and in English therefore basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English are required.

What study options are available?

The course is delivered online over four weeks with a minimum of three hours study per week recommended to successfully complete the course. Regular access and participation is essential.

The course includes an attended examination at one of our centres. Details of the dates and locations for these are outlined in the course dates


Note that the exam is not online and takes place at East London Wine School, the date and time of the exam is detailed in the course dates. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions.

This qualification is Ofqual regulated.

Please get in touch if you'd like some more details

Gift Voucher available 

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits  - online course-  £115 Gift Voucher (by post)

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits - online course- £115 Gift Voucher (by post) ::

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