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WSET Level 1 Award in Wine Online

WSET Level 1 Award in Wine Online

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This course is designed for people who prefer to learn in a fun, but structured way finishing with a short multiple-choice exam.

Course Schedule and Important Dates:


Sessions: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

·      Wednesday 4th Sept

·      Wednesday 11th Sept

·      Wednesday 18th Sept

Level 1 is suitable for:

  • those interested in learning the basics out of personal interest
  • anyone considering embarking on a professional career in the drinks or hospitality industry

What the course covers:

  • Main types and styles of wine
  • Major wine grape varieties and their characteristics
  • How to pair food and wine 
  • Storage and wine service
  • How to taste wine using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting SAT

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines has full accreditation from OfQual as a Level 1 Vocational Qualification.

We recommend you read the course specification document before you book the course (read it by clicking here).

Course delivery

  • The Level 1 Award in Wines online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course and is delivered in LIVE virtual lessons by one of our certified wine educators
  • This course includes 6 hours of online tuition in 3 x 2hr sessions
  • Your tutor will give you a guided tasting of 6 wines on this course (for details on how to order the wines see below)
  • You will receive access to practice multiple-choice revision questions specific to this course
  • You will be sent details of how to join your LIVE sessions after you book

Please note a reliable broadband connection is essential for the completion of this online course as are basic computer skills.


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.

The exam may be taken at Thames Valley Wine School in class, with dates to be agreed upon, or we can offer an online exam for an additional £35. Click here to purchase the exam.

Important dates

Registration deadline: please book by 15th April to allow time to send materials and order tasting wines.

The course fee includes

  • Course study guide posted to you at no extra charge
  • LIVE virtual, interactive sessions taught by a Local Wine School WSET Certified Tutor
  • Exclusive access to practice multiple-choice questions
  • Internationally recognised WSET qualification certificate and pin for those who pass the exam

Course Wines

It is recommended that 6 wines are tasted as part of this course, although this is optional and not essential to complete the course. Please note that the cost of wine is not included in the course fee above.

Our wine experts have specially selected wines for this course aligned to demonstrate specific learning outcomes. They have even negotiated a specially discounted price only available to our online students.

The price of the 6-bottle case is around £75.95 including delivery to mainland UK. Details of how to order your case of wines will be provided around 10 days prior to your course starting.

Special Educational Needs

Please make the school aware if you have a condition that may mean that you will qualify for additional help during the exam such as dyslexia.

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