Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Level I: Award in Spirits
ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING
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 recognise 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.
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 is $250 and includes:
-Level I Study Pack (Book, Study Guide, etc.)- domestic shipping included
-Suggested tasting samples
Sat August 11 th 2018 - Fri September 7th 2018, registration deadline July 20th 2018O1S1901APP
Sat September 15th - Fri October 12th 2018, registration deadline August 20th O1S1902APP
Sat October 13th 2018 - Fri November 9th 2018, registration deadline September 20th O1S1903APP
Sat November 10th 2018 Fri December 7th 2018, registration deadline October 15th O1S1904APP
Sat January 5th 2019 - Fri February 1st 2019, registration deadline December 10th O1S1905APP
Sat February 2nd 2019 Fri March 1st 2019, registration deadline January 1st O1S1906APP
Sat March 2nd 2019 - Fri March 29th 2019, registration deadline February 10th O1S1907APP
Sat April 6th 2019 - Fri May 3rd 2019, registration deadline March 10th O1S1908APP
Sat May 4th 2019 - Fri May 31st 2019, registration deadline April 10th O1S1909APP
Sat June 8th 2019 - Fri July 5th 2019, registration deadline May 10th O1S1910APP
Sat June 29th 2019 - Fri July 26th 2019, registration deadline May 20th O1S1911APP