WSET Level 1 in Award in Spirits | Online Course

Sharpen Your Knowledge of Spirits

An interactive online course designed to help anyone start talking about spirits with confidence.

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WSET Level 1 in Award in Spirits | Online Course

This is a four-week course with a fixed start date; 3 virtual instructor-led-webinars covering tastings and theory and includes 12 months of access to the online learning material. Dedicated instructor is available to answer questions throughout the 4 week course period.

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BEGINNER

4 WEEKS

28 HRS OF STUDY

ONLINE

Virtual Webinars

WSET Level 1 in Spirits CERTIFICATION

Dedicated Instructor

Then It's Time To

Level Up Your SPIRITS IQ

WSET Level 1 in Award in Spirits | Online Course

$357.00

This is a four-week course with a fixed start date; 3 virtual instructor-led-webinars covering tastings and theory and includes 12 months of access to the online learning material. Dedicated instructor is available to answer questions throughout the 4 week course period.

A beginner-level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in 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.

By the end of WSET Level 1 spirits course, you will:

  •  Gain the basic skills to describe spirits accurately
  • Have a systematic approach to spirit tasting
  • Know the fundamental principles of spirit production

A lot of schools offer WSET certification courses, and it can be confusing to choose the best one for you. After a decade of experience, we know exactly what students and spirit lovers need to prepare for the exam, and have developed multiple modalities for your preferred way of learning. Our unique program mixes live webinars and video lectures with hands-on interactive activities, quizzes, and instructor support.

To obtain the WSET Level 1 Award Certificate in Spirits, you will need to successfully pass an online exam that is made up of 30 multiple-choice questions.

For more information and complete details on the course requirements, please download the Specification.

You have 12 months from the start of your course to schedule your proctored EXAM. Exam orders are placed 21 days before the exam date, and you cannot change the date once that order has been placed with the WSET. Results take 4-5 weeks to be released by WSET.

Next Course:

Course Date: March 6 – April 3, 2024
Registration Deadline: March 4, 2024

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Course Dates

Webinar Times (all are recorded and posted to view after live air date)

Instructor

March 6 – April 3

3 Webinars: Tuesdays @ 1pm PST (4pm EST) – March 12, 19, and 26

Liz Pirnat

May 8 – June 5

3 Webinars: Tuesday @ 1pm PST (4pm EST) – May 14, 21, and 28

Liz Pirnat

September 11 – October 9

3 Webinars: Tuesdays @ 1pm PST (4pm EST) – September 17, 24, and October 1.

Liz Pirnat

WHY STUDY WITH US?

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HERE'S HOW WE'LL HELP YOU

TASTE & TALK ABOUT SPIRITS LIKE A PRO

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Course Review

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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.

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

LEVEL UP YOUR SPIRITS EXPERTISE LIKE A PRO

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BUY THE COURSE

You’ll receive an email with everything you need to access the WSET's Online Platform and an email from the NVWA providing access information for its instructor engagement and webinar participation

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WATCH THE MODULES

Dive right into your materials, interact with our community, and engage with your expert instructors–100% online and at your own pace.

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LEVEL UP LIKE A PRO

Celebrate finally having a clear path to certification, or simply savor being able to impress friends and family with your elevated wine knowledge.

There is no previous knowledge necessary to enroll in this course.  This online class is specially designed for:

The WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of spirits. It is designed to provide a sound but simple introduction to spirits. The qualification will assist those who need a basic familiarity with the main styles and categories of spirits, for example, people who work with spirits as part of a larger beverage portfolio, in the retail and hospitality sectors. Successful candidates will be able to list the principal spirits categories, state their defining characteristics, and know the key principles involved in the storage and service of spirits. They will consequently be in a position to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for spirits service.

To obtain the WSET Level 1 Award Certificate in Spirits you will need to successfully pass an exam with 30 multiple-choice questions. - EXAM can be taken online within 12-months of enrolling in the online course at one of our school locations. 

Includes:

  • Instructor support. 
  • A weekly quiz is provided at the end of each week for students to practice for the exam and assess their understanding of that week’s topics. 
  • Independent tasting activities are also provided to familiarize students with the Systematic Approach to Tasting at a beginner level. 
  • 30 question mock-exam to prepare you for the actual exam.
  • One exam credit 
  • NVWA Instructor and course community group for engagement (one place where you'll find all engagement details)
  • NVWA instructor-led virtual webinars

System Requirements: As this course is taught online, students will require access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible with Javascript and cookies enabled. Adobe Reader XI or equivalent. Adobe Flash Player 11. Internet access (broadband recommended). 

Upcoming Courses:

Course Date: January 10 - February 7, 2024

Course Date: March 6 - April 3, 2024

Course Date: May 8 - June 5, 2024

Course Date: September 11 - October 9, 2024

Course Date: October 9 - November 6, 2024

Course Date: November 6 - December 4, 2024

Subject

Spirits

Knowledge Level

Beginner

Certification

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Level

Level 1

Region of Study

Global

Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Course Format

Online Course

Location

Course Date

March 6 – April 3, 2024, May 8 – June 5, 2024, September 11 – October 9, 2024, October 9 – November 6, 2024, November 6 – December 4, 2024, November 6, 2024 – January 15, 2025

How We’re Different

We’re Premier, not Pretentious

We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.
(There’s a reason our unique approach is winning awards.)
WSET Educator of the Year 2016