WSET Course Level 1 £165+

Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses provide globally recognised qualifications which are suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP) West London Wine School has been certified to offer this qualification as part of the UK's Qualifications and Credits Framework which is accredited by OfQual.

  

Note: upcoming day-release dates are at the bottom of this page. 

Who should consider studying WSET Level 1?

  • The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is intended to establish the basic skills and product knowledge required in the service and retail of wine; it is ideal for preparing a person for their first job in hospitality or retail.
  • This course is also a great introductory first course for the wine enthusiast who wishes to study in a structured way: the qualification will cover skills such as identifying wine styles, practice of storing and serving wine, and food and wine matching.

No previous experience of Wine Tasting is necessary to register on this course.

Not sure if this is the right level for you? Click on the book to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions. 

COURSE SYNOPSIS

  • Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting
  • Food and Wine Matching: A practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
  • Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wine
  • Social Responsibility: A guide to sensible drinking
  • Types and Styles of Wine: Learn about what makes wines taste different
  • Grape Varieties: Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the main grape varieties
  • Main white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
  • Main black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
  • Named White Wines: Pinot Grigio, Muscadet, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes
  • Named Red Wines: Claret, Beaujolais, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja, Chianti
  • Number of Wines Tasted: 12 wines will be tasted as part of the course
  • Study Materials: Students will receive the WSET Level 1 Award in Wine Study Guide
  • Course Specification: Those who wish to review the course specification in preparation for the course can view it by clicking on the book above
  • Duration of course: 1 day inclusive of examination
  • Examination: 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. A mark of 70% required to pass
  • Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.

All WSET Level 1 courses are listed at the bottom of this page - please scroll down. If you are interested in finding out more about our WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits, WSET Level 3 Award in Wine, WSET Level 1 in Sake or WSET Level 1 in Spirits courses, just follow the links to the left of your screen to see all upcoming course dates at West London Wine School!

 

WSET Level 1 Award Gift Voucher

WSET Level 1 Award Gift Voucher

Open Gift Voucher for ANY WSET Level 1 Award Course at West London Wine School priced at £165. This is a great option if you are looking to cover the cost

Price: £165.00
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sat 6th Jul 2019

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is ideal starting point for anyone who is considering embarking on a

Places remaining: 9
Date/Time: 6th Jul 2019 at 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £165.00
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sat 27th Jul 2019

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is ideal starting point for anyone who is considering embarking on a

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 27th Jul 2019 at 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £165.00
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sat 17th Aug 2019

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is ideal starting point for anyone who is considering embarking on a

Places remaining: 21
Date/Time: 17th Aug 2019 at 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £165.00
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sat 7th Sep 2019

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is ideal starting point for anyone who is considering embarking on a

Places remaining: 22
Date/Time: 7th Sep 2019 at 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £165.00
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sat 26th Oct 2019

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is ideal starting point for anyone who is considering embarking on a

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 26th Oct 2019 at 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £165.00
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sat 30th Nov 2019

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is ideal starting point for anyone who is considering embarking on a

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 30th Nov 2019 at 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £165.00
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sat 14th Dec 2019

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is ideal starting point for anyone who is considering embarking on a

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 14th Dec 2019 at 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £165.00
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sat 18th Jan 2020

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is ideal starting point for anyone who is considering embarking on a

Places remaining: 20
Date/Time: 18th Jan 2020 at 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £165.00
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sat 1st Feb 2020

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is ideal starting point for anyone who is considering embarking on a

Places remaining: 18
Date/Time: 1st Feb 2020 at 10am - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £165.00

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