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Wine & Spirit Education Trust Courses 

These globally recognised qualifications are the international standard in wine knowledge.

Designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wine.

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. 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, participants receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines

WSET's Level 2 Award in Wines is an intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.

This qualification is intended for those wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

Gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.


No prerequisite wine qualifications are needed to join this course.

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