WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines


SKU: WSET-L1-Wines Category:

Confidence for front line staff or the perfect starting point for wine enthusiasts wanting to get to grips with the basics, or those embarking on a career in wine or hospitality. In a short space of time, you’ll find yourself feeling much more confident tasting wine, navigating a wine list, buying bottles, and pairing wine with food.

One day accredited course.

This qualification aims to provide basic product knowledge and skills in the service and retail of wine to prepare a person for a job in hospitality or retail. It is also suitable for the beginner wine enthusiast and has a strong food and wine pairing element. The qualification introduces candidates to a global perspective on:

  • the main styles of wine
  • the characteristics of the major grape varieties
  • a systematic approach to tasting
  • service and retailing of wine
  • the pairing of food and wine

Sign up now! Registrations close 10 days before the course.

To gain this Level 1 award candidates are required to:

  • complete a one day course at Wine World Gy Inc.
  • successfully complete a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions and a portfolio of tasting notes.


The Level 1 Award in Wines examination consists of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions. Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

This qualification is Ofqual regulated.

Do I need prior knowledge?

No prior wine knowledge is required, just enthusiasm! All our classes are delivered in English, therefore, a good level of English is beneficial.

You must be at least 18 years old to enroll on any of our courses.

What do I need to prepare?

There is no need to prepare anything before starting your Level 1 Award in Wines course. However, anyone embarking on a WSET qualification should familiarise themselves with the full Specification click here – this document will help you understand what to expect and what you will get out of the course. It is a requirement that the WSET specification document is read before you pay.


Find out more details about WSET Level 1  specifications here.

Please note: No refunds will be issued within 10 working days prior to the start of the course. Before that period a 75% refund is allowed if a student cancels their enrolment. A 100% refund will apply if Wine World Gy Inc. cancels. Please note there is a re-sit exam fee of $150 USD if a student does not attend the exam for any reason.



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