WSET Awards in Spirits
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The WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits is the perfect starting point for someone embarking on their spirituous journey.
Whether pursuing a personal interest or using this as a first step into a career in spirits, this course will give you the knowledge and confidence and start to demystify the complex world of spirits.
For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits.
You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavors and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
How long is the Level One course?
It is a 1 day course with 6 hours of teaching
Is there an exam?
There is an exam with 30 multiple choice questions at the end of the course. The pass mark is 70%.
All you need to pass the exam will be covered on the day.
What will I gain?
Once you have passed your exam you will be awarded with Level One Award in Spirits certificate and a WSET lapel pin.
The WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits is the next step in the series of WSET courses to help you progress on your spirituous journey.
This course is aimed at students who already have a basic knowledge of spirits either gained by completing the WSET Level 1 or through other avenues.
For individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs, this qualification provides comprehensive training.
You’ll learn about the production methods and characteristics of the main spirit categories, while also exploring key brands and the use of spirits in cocktails.
Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
Do I have to hold the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits?
No – but if you are a beginner, you might want to take the Level 1 course first to gain confidence.
How long is the Level 2 Course?
Guided tutored time is 16 hours, split over 2 full days. The total recommended study hours including guided tutored time is 28 hours.
Is there an examination?
There is an exam with 50 multiple choice style questions. There is no tasting in the exam! The pass mark is 55%.
What will I gain?
Once you have passed your exam you will be awarded the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits Certificate, a WSET lapel pin, and you will be able to use the WSET Certified logo. This is a globally recognised qualification.