WSET Award level 1 in Spirits
The course will be based around a four-week, seven module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in sequential order during this four-week window. The course material should take about six hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.
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 module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand the differences between spirit types and styles.
Students should be advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. All the required spirits for the course can be found in the “Recommended Tasting Samples for this Course” section online. Any additional spirits can be found in the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
Course Code Starting date Finish date
O1WI2202APP 18/10/2021 14/11/2021
O1WI2203APP 10/01/2022 06/02/2022
O1WI2204APP 07/03/2022 03/04/2022
O1WI2205APP 02/05/2022 29/05/2022
O1WI2206APP 27/06/2022 24/07/2022
Module 1: What are spirits and how are they made?
Module 2: Cognac, vodka and an introduction to tasting
Module 3: Whisk(e)y
Module 4: Rum and Tequila
Module 5: Flavoured spirits and aromatised wines
Module 6: Mixing with spirits
Module 7: Revision and resources
Revise and recap the course content. Students should be advised to schedule a minimum of one hour of private study before sitting the Level 1 Award in Spirits examination.
Examination date must be scheduled with More than Wines. It is a 45 minute exam that must take place after the advertised finish date of the course. This examination can be via Remote Invigilation or in paper.