WSET Overview
WSET Overview
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust ("WSET") is a UK based organisation providing wine qualifications. Founded in 1969, WSET aims to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits. Since then, the organisation has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education.
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Level 1 Award in Wines
This qualification provides a basic introduction to the main styles of wines available to front-line staff involved in wine service or sales. The qualification aims to provide basic product knowledge and skills in wine storage and service, and offers invaluable preparation and training for those entering their first job in wine hospitality or retail.
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Level 1 Award in Wine Service
This qualification builds on the knowledge and skills covered in Level 1 Award in Wines, and demonstrates how to apply these in restaurant setting. This qualification is ideal for front line staff that requires basic wine service skills, and those who wish to start a career as a sommelier.
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Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
This qualification is an immersive experience that offers broad coverage of all product categories in the alcoholic beverage field; grape varieties, major wine producing countries, vineyard management, wine making, and the theory of tasting technique in over 18 hours of classtime across 3 days. Each session features a lineup of almost 50 wines varying in region and varietal that highlight the learning objectives.
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Level 3 Award in Wines
This globally recognized wine industry qualification aims to equip individuals in supervisory positions with the authority and expertise to advise management and customers in beverage selection. The course examines wines and spirits from different regions through comprehensive tasting sessions.
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