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Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wines

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Part time

Start date Jun 2023

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Course overview

This course is 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.

Included in the course -

  • All course materials produced by WSET
  • All tasting wines (6 wines tasted)
  • All tuition and hand-outs
  • Examination paper, marking by WSET and a certificate and lapel pin for passing.
  • All study materials

The deadline for applications is Monday 8th August 2022

  • Mon 29th August 2022 - 9 am to 5.30 pm (including the final exam), the deadline for applications and payment is Mon 8th August 2022, to allow time for materials to be ordered).  
  • Tues 6th June 2023 – 9 am to 5.30 pm (including the final exam), the deadline for applications and payment is Tues 16th May, to allow time for materials to be ordered).

What you will learn

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)

How the course is assessed

  • There is a 30-question multiple-choice paper at the end of this course (on the same day) with a 70% and above pass mark. 

Number of days per week

  • This is a one day course

Entry requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification but you must be of legal drinking age in this country to participate in any alcohol tasting - however, this is not a barrier to successful completion of the qualification.
  • For further details and the full course, specification go to:-

    wset_l1wines_specification_en_jun2021_issue11.pdf (wsetglobal.com)

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • WSET Level 2 Certificate in Wines 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Part time 13/06/23 0 Weeks

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