Study Option 1 - Online Course via ZOOM
As a temporary measure under the ongoing Covid-19 emergency situation, we offer our students the chance to study the Level 1 Award in Spirits online via Zoom. The course covers exactly the same programme as the classroom format, with the advantage of taking part in a video-classroom with real students and our WSET Certified Educator, Hans Bihl, from the comfort of your home. Hans will teach the whole course interacting in real time with you throughout two 2h-sessions along 2 weeks, and he will also guide you through the tasting exercises in real time like in a real classroom.
A minimum study time of 3 hours per week is recommended to complete the course successfully and regular participation is mandatory to sit the final exam. During the course you will taste a minimum of 9 samples of spirits. Before the start of the course the study guide and a small spirits box of 9 small samples (2 cl) will be delivered to you in order to be able to take part in the online tasting activities with your educator. For this reason, be sure to have a set of 6 tasting glasses ready for the tasting exercises during the course. If you don´t have any, you can purchase them here.
The course is delivered via video-conference and in English, therefore, students are required to get access to a computer/laptop and/or a compatible mobile or tablet with the following requirements: Internet access (broadband recommended) and the Zoom Client for Meetings software installed.
This course offers the chance to sit the final exam online with no need of travelling to complete your qualification. More details on how online examinations work will be shared with you once you enrol in the course. As an alternative, you can always decide to wait and sit the exam in a classroom as soon as the Covid-19 emergency situation will get better.
Study Option 2 - Classroom Course
The course is delivered in 1 working day, from 9 am to 5 pm, with the exam taking place in the final hour of the day. The workbook will be delivered the day of the course.
During the course you will taste 9 samples of spirits, that will be provided during the course.
The final exam will be held in the last hour of the course. As an alternative, you can always decide to sit the exam online from the comfort of your home. Please, get in touch with us in case this alternative can suits you when enrolling in the course.
PLEASE NOTE: we have decided to temporarily suspend the classroom courses due to the Covid-19 ongoing emergency situation for the safe of all. New dates will be published on this web page as soon as the situation gets safer for all of us.