WSET QUALIFICATIONS

The Whitmore & White Wine School provides training for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Levels 1 and 2.

The WSET provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake for professionals and enthusiasts. WSET qualifications are at the core of the wine trade in the UK, with a graduated training programme from beginner through to diploma level.

Whitmore & White Wine School is an Approved Programme Provider (APP) with WSET. Information for Levels 1 & 2 are below, or view Course Dates here.

You can find out more about the Wine and Spirits Education Trust by following this link.

WSET Wine School

WSET LEVEL 1

A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. Level 1 is ideal as training for front of house staff, enabling them to guide guests in matching wine with food. Level 1 is also perfect for enthusiastic amateurs who simply want to improve their knowledge of wine.

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine.

You’ll 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 you will receive a WSET certificate.

What you'll learn:
The main types and styles of wine
Common wine grapes and their characteristics
How to store and serve wine
The principles of food and wine pairing
Describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Course Delivery
This qualification is delivered on a single day over 6 hours.

Assessment
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Course Information
For more information on WEST Level 1 please follow this link

Course Cost | £125

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WSET LEVEL 2

A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry or wine and spirit enthusiasts. For individuals seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown.

You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What you'll learn:
How wine is made
What factors influence wine style
The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines Label terminology Food and wine pairing principles
The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made
Describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Course Delivery
This qualification is delivered over 8 weeks and equates to 28 hours of study time, including 16 hours of classroom time 

Assessment
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Course Information
For more information on WEST Level 1 please follow this link

Course Cost | £325

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Terms & Conditions

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.
Full payment must be received before the commencement of the course. Discounts are available for larger groups. No refunds are available.
You can transfer your place to another person with 2 weeks’ notice.
The course costs outlined above cover the course plus one exam. If a pass is not obtained exams can be taken again at additional cost.
Please be aware that there is no disabled toilet access at our training centre.

Questions? Special requirements? Contact Joe Whittick to discuss.