WSET Level 1 ONLINE

We offer the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Online as a beginners’ course (in English and Spanish) for people who have little or no prior knowledge of wines.

You´ll explore the basics of grape growing, wine-making and the main types and styles of wine throughout the world. You´ll also gain skills to help describe wines and to make appropriate food and wine pairings.

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WSET Level 1 Online Course

[ This course is in English – Click here for the Spanish Course

This is a four-week online course with a fixed start date and 12 months of access to the online learning material.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Understand and explain the basics of grape growing and wine making
  • Identify the main styles of wines in the world
  • Improve your understanding of food and wine pairings and apply them to your personal choices
  • Know the major grape varieties of the world and how affect wine styles
  • How to communicate about wine using a shared, global language

As you work through the online course, you will be submitting your homework assignments with your online instructor.

Tasting is a highly recommended part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste a range of wines. The list of recommendations can be found inside your online class, along with suggestions on where you can purchase them online.

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

You have 12 months from the start of your course in which to schedule your examination, which must be taken in person at Calle Pedreres 12, 08004 Barcelona. During COVID-19 limitations, there is also the possibility to take the exam online!

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Start Date:
27th January 2021

Duration:
4 weeks online

Cost: €160
(incl. all course fees*, certificate and pin)

Registration deadline:
24th January

* Shipping outside of the E.U. comes with extra costs depending on the destination unless you choose the option of an Ebook.

What is Included ?

Full 4 week Online course​

Module 1 – What is Wine & How is it Made?
Module 2 – Types and Styles of Wine
Module 3 – Introduction to Tasting
Module 4 – Grape Varieties & Wines
Module 5 – Storage & Service of Wines
Module 6 – Pairing Food & Wines
Module 7 – Revision
Includes 1 year of course access

Interactive video guided tasting session​

During the course students will have access to video material, explaining them how to taste wine, as well as the major principles of food and wine pairings.

Students are giving a list of recommended wines to try, and tasting notes can be submitted to our online instructor for feedback

Expert support from our Head Educator

While you work through the online modules, Fintan Kerr our Head of Education will guide, support and give you feedback 

You’ll be able to ask just as many questions as you would in a classroom environment!



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Frequently asked questions

How is the WSET Level 1 Online Course different to studying in a classroom setting?

The qualification, exam, certification and topics covered are exactly the same; only the form of studying differs!

How does the Online Classroom work?

Once enrolled to a scheduled online WSET course, we’ll send you a welcome email that will detail how you can access the learning zone. All the material will be available here as soon as the course begins and will remain so for the duration of your course.  You’ll be provided with guidelines on progression and then it’s then up to you to decide how often and whether or not you wish to learn in small bite sized chunks or perhaps in more in depth sessions.

How long do I have access to the online classroom?

You have access for a total of 1 year from the published course start date.

What access will I have to a teacher if I need extra help?

Throughout the entire course there will be scheduled live lessons led by our head educator, Fintan Kerr, and also opportunities for feedback on homework and tasting notes. If you have a query, simply get in touch with your teacher directly. You will have our full support throughout the duration of your WSET Course with us.



Is the exam of the ONLINE WSET LEVEL 1 Also offered online?

Yes! The exam is offered online as long as there are restrictions related to the COVID-19 situation

The exam is also offered in person and you have 12 months from the time you enrol in the course to sit the exam at our locations C/Pedreres 12, Barcelona. Due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19, these dates are subject to change if necessary.

What does the WSET Level 1 Online Award in Wine exam consist of

There will be a minimum of 4 available exam dates throughout the coming year. You will be notified of these dates and asked to confirm your attendance.

What happens if I do not pass the exam?

If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, you can resit the exam during another scheduled exam date. A resit fee applies.

How many exam dates will there be available?

There will be a minimum of 4 available exam dates throughout the coming year. You will be notified of these dates and asked to confirm your attendance.

How does the wine tasting element work in the WSET LEVEL 1 online course?

 We will send you a list of suggested wines, where you can buy them and how to submit tasting notes for feedback. We will also offer a service to have the correct wines sent to you directly. Tasting as part of an online course is optional though highly recommended.

How long should I study as part of this program?

The online course material itself should take around 6 hours to complete for most people. However, to get the most out of the course and score highly on your examination, we recommend 3 hours a week, regular participation in the live sessions and a further 2-3 hours revision before your examination.

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