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About WSET


Our Global Connection


We’ve teamed up with WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) to ensure your learning experience includes the best the world of spirits has to offer.

Based in London, WSET is an independent approved program provider and a non-profit organisation. The courses are designed and refined by experts and are the global standard for wine and spirit qualifications. Our WSET courses are the most popular trade qualification in the world for wine and spirits and are overseen by Ofqual (UK’s version of NZ’s NZQA) and are globally recognised.


Wherever you wish to travel and work, a WSET award is known and respected.


WSET Spirits Level One

This is a great start to the world of spirits.

An introductory course exploring the origin, fermentation, production, and distilling practices of the World's most well-known spirits. Aa well as an introduction to tasting techniques and quality evaluation that builds students' confidence in service and spirits sales. You will learn:

  • What are the main types and styles of spirits?

  • To name common spirit styles and their characteristics

  • What is the best practice in storing and serving spirits?

  • What are the principles of food and spirit pairing?

  • What raw materials are used to great classic spirits?

  • Taste and learn to differentiate 7 or 8 different spirits from around the world

  • Learn how to taste using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

Please click here for the full course specifications.


WSET Spirits Level Two

An intermediate course designed for students who have graduated from Level 1 in Spirits or have been working in the spirits and hospitality industry. 

You will taste a range of spirits from around the World, such as whiskies, vodkas, gins, cognac, tequila, and rums. As well as learning how to distinguish individual flavor characteristics and quality levels, the other topics covered are:

  • How are spirits made?

  • What factors influence spirits’ styles?

  • The key spirits and liqueurs from around the world and their characteristics

  • The important spirit-producing regions of the world in which these raw materials are grown

  • How are rum, gin, vodka, whisky, and others produced?

  • What does label terminology mean?

  • What are food and spirit pairing principles?

  • How to mix a perfectly balanced classic cocktail

  • Learn how to describe and identify spirit characteristics using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)


Please click here for the full course specifications.


WSET Spirits Level Three

An advanced-level qualification for professionals and enthusiasts wishing to acquire a detailed understanding of the spirits industry throughout the World. Students refine their palates and develop the tasting skills required to accurately describe and evaluate spirits.

Students deep dive into spirit production practices, from the processing of raw materials to fermentation, distillation, and post-distillation operations. Evaluate the factors that affect the quality and style of seven core spirits through theory and tasting, including Scotch, Irish and American whiskies, liqueurs, Caribbean rums, tequila, mezcal, vodkas, and gins.

The course also educates students on 23 lesser-known international spirits from principal production methods, key styles, labeling terms and how to taste and describe these spirits using the professional WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits®(SAT). This course requires extensive home study and revision alongside the tutor-led component.

Please click here for the full course specifications.

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