Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Award in Spirits Level I, ONLINE STUDY
Presented by WSET Certified Educators
Learning about spirits and liqueurs has never been more flexible. Enjoy the ability to work around your existing schedule through enrollment in our 5 week WSET Level 1 Online study program.
Through a supported and interactive Online Classroom, the Level 1 Award in Spirits online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course while allowing you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator.
This course follows a 5-week study program including live webinars and instructor support with set start and finish dates along with a 45 minute multiple choice examination which must be completed in person at Atlanta Wine School.
The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognize the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions. Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. Additional tastings may be included by the APP at their discretion.
Requirements and Terms:
Level 1 Qualifications & Specifications: Click to view
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Module 1 – Spirits Production
Module 2 – Brandy & Vodka
Module 3 – Rum, Tequila and Whisk(e)y
Module 4 – Flavoured Spirits, Storage & Service of Spirits
Module 5 – Tasting Area
Module 6 – Revision & Resources
Earn A Credential In Spirits:
Candidates who successfully complete the certification course and pass the examination will have gained:
- WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits certificate
- WSET lapel pin
- The basic principles of spirit production
- The main types and styles of spirits
- How to serve spirits
- Factors affecting the flavour of spirits
- How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)
- Ability to move onto the Level II: Award in Spirits Qualification
Is This Program Right for YOU:
For Industry Personnel and Consumer Wine Lovers, our online classroom includes a structured and informative program that provides vocational training in the broad range of spirits and liqueurs to underpin job skills and competencies in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retail, restaurant and wholesale industries.
This certification is both valuable for the consumer wishing to gain a broader understanding of spirits, as well as learn how to taste and assess wines professionally; and for those working in the industry desiring to obtain an intermediate level professional certification from a trusted internationally recognized organization.
The online classroom includes a guided tasting of wines utilizing the WSET systematic approach to tasting that enables students to access wines in a structured manner. In addition, students will receive study pointers for the Level 1 WSET exam. Throughout this interactive course, you will be asked to share your learning experience with the rest of the course group, looking at what wine labels tell you about the contents of the bottle and exchange tasting notes. Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste a minimum of 8 spirits which are not provided although guidance will be provided on the styles to taste.
There is no pre-requisite or prior knowledge required to take this program.
The cost for this program includes:
- Level I Study Pack (Book, Study Guide, etc.)*
- Online program
- Suggested tasting samples
- Certificate and pin upon completion*
*Shipping fees not included
AWS is unable to offer a Trade discount on this course.
NOTE: We are unable to make exceptions for course registration deadlines. Registration closes 12 days before each course start date.
Exams are now available ONLINE!
Exam updates will be communicated via email. Please note there is a $100 cancellation fee after exams have been ordered.
Exams will be held at the Atlanta Wine School/Vino Venue location in Atlanta, GA at: 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody, Road, 30338.