Level 2 Award in Spirits

The WSET Award in Spirits level 2 Online is provided only in English.

Overview

The course is based around a 5-week, 6-module online programme with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. The course modules should be followed in sequential order during this 5-week window. 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 key styles of spirits and how they are made.

Students should be advised to taste a range of spirits 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.

Course Dates

Course code             Start date                  Finish date

O2SP2104APP          11 Jan 2021               14 Feb 2021

O2SP2105APP          15 Mar 2021              18 Apr 2021

O2SP2106APP          10 May 2021              13 Jun 2021

O2SP2107APP           21 Jun 2021               25 Jul 2021

Course structure

Module 1: Introducing Spirits

  • Learn to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting®
  • Discover how spirits are made and the influence of production methods on the style of spirit produced.

Module 2: Fruit and Sugar Cane Spirits

  • Learn about the raw materials and production processes used to produce the principal types of fruit and sugar cane spirits.
  • Learn about the key characteristics and labelling terms used for these styles of spirits.

Module 3: Whisk(e)y, Tequila and Mezcal

  • Learn about the raw materials and production processes used to produce the principal types of whiskies, tequila and mezcal.
  • Learn about the key characteristics and labelling terms used for these styles of spirits.

Module 4: Vodka; Flavoured Spirits; Liqueurs and Aromatised Wines

  • Learn about the raw materials and production processes used to produce the principal types of vodka, flavoured spirits, liqueurs and aromatised wines.
  • Learn about the key labelling terms used for these styles of spirits.

Module 5: Bar Essentials and Cocktails

  • Learn about the common equipment and glassware used in the service of spirits and cocktails.
  • Learn about the key ingredients and the factors to be considered when making a balanced cocktail. Learn about the key cocktail families and know notable examples from each.

Module 6: Revision and Resources

  • Mock multiple-choice feedback examination which can be attempted as many times as the student likes.

More than Wines Academy will provide the relevant and current WSET study materials for this course.

Examination

  • Revise and recap the course content. Students should be advised to schedule a minimum of 30 hour of private study in total before sitting the Level 2 examination.
  • 1-hr exam must take place after advertised finish date of the course.
  • Examination date must be agreed with More than Wines Academy within one year after completion of the course in a day and location already scheduled in our website.
  • Remote Invigilation exam is available for this course.
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