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3 x Live Online classes - Wednesday evenings  11th, 18th and 25th May from 7pm to 9pm

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine is the ideal starting point for the novice wine enthusiast, or anyone starting a career in wine or hospitality. WSET Level 1 Award in Wines has full accreditation from OfQual as part of the UK Government’s Qualifications & Credits Framework as a Level 1 Vocational Qualification.

This course is delivered online over three weeks with a minimum of 12 hours total study (including LIVE lessons taught by a certified WSET Educator) - so you need to doing around 6 additional hours of home study) recommended to successfully complete the course. Regular internet access and participation is essential.

The Level 1 Award in Wines Online covers the same syllabus as the classroom course, but through a supported Online Classroom which allows you to study alongside your peers with LIVE lessons delivered by a dedicated educator.

What’s Covered on the Course:

The main types and styles of wine
Common wine grapes and their characteristics
How to make food and wine pairings
Online tasting of six wines with educator feedback (students to provide their own samples)
How to store and serve wine
Entry Requirements:
No prior knowledge is required. The course is delivered online and in English, therefore basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English are required.

Course Schedule & Important Dates:

Friday 11th November at 5pm: Registration Deadline to allow enough time to post your study pack to you. You can book after this date but we cannot guarantee that you will receive your pack in time. You will also need to order the course wines.

Friday 18th November 7pm - 9pm: 1st LIVE virtual classroom session

Friday 25th November 7pm - 9pm: 2nd LIVE virtual classroom session

Friday 2nd December 7pm - 9pm: 3rd LIVE virtual classroom session


Exam: To obtain the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Qualification, you will need to successfully pass the exam. The exam is made up of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. You must answer at least 70% correctly to pass the exam.
You will sit the exam online at home on a set date using WSET's Remote Invigilation service. The cost for this is included in the initial fee.

NOTE: All live virtual sessions will be recorded, so if you are unable to attend one of the sessions above as planned, you can revisit the lesson in your own time.
Course Format:

The course will have 3 LIVE virtual taught lessons with a WSET qualified tutor. These lesson times are reflected above in the course schedule.
Enrolled students will receive access to practice multiple-choice revision questions specific to this course.
The Course Fee of £150 Includes:

Course study guide (posted to students)
Access to LIVE virtual taught lessons taught by a WSET Certified Tutor
Exclusive access to practice multiple choice questions
Professional WSET tuition
Examination fees 
Internationally-recognised WSET qualification certificate and pin for those who pass the in-person exam
Course Wines:
It is recommended that 6 wines are tasted as part of this course. Please note that the cost of wines is not included in the listed course fee. The course tutor will send through the recommended wine styles for students to obtain and sample as part of this course.
There is a hand-selected, specially discounted tasting case of 6 wines that can be purchased for £50 inc FREE UK mainland delivery. Once you have enrolled in the course you will be sent the link to order the special case. Please allow ten working days for delivery.

Special Educational Needs: please make the wine school aware if you have a condition which may mean that you will qualify for additional help during the exam such as dyslexia.

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