WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WINES
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.
This qualification has a minimum requirement of six hours of study time, in a classroom or online, with a WSET course provider.
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.
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.
For more information and full details on the course requirements, please click to download the course Specifications.