WSET Level 1 in SPIRITS Distance Learning (Online) Course

  • Course Cost: £180.00 including exam fee

Our exclusive self paced online course allows you to  study around your own schedule and is an ideal course for anyone preferring a more flexible approach to studying for this qualification.  

You will have access to our exclusive online course which contains practice questions, tutorials, key definition pages and recommended spirits to sample together with tutor support when required.

Exams are taken online via a Remote Invigilation process.

How Does It Work?

The process is simple.  Get in touch with us to request a booking form.  Once your booking has been processed, you will receive access to the online course which provides many different resources to help you work through the syllabus.  You will also be sent the digital WSET studybook which accompanies the course.  You then work at your own pace, follow the course modules and making use of the extensive practice questions in each module and in the Mock Assessment section.  Support is available via email, telephone or videolink at a mutually agreeable time.

The WSET studybook and online course provides you with all the information you need to pass the exam at the end of the course.  You have full access to the materials for 12 months from the date you register. 

Once you feel ready to take the exam, get in touch with us to arrange a date and time.

Results are issued via email 3-4 weeks after sitting the exam, with certificates following shortly afterwards.

Optional Virtual Tutorial Sessions

As a spirit student, you are still welcome to join our virtual wine tasting and theory tutorial sessions held throughout each month.  These are additional learning resources and if you prefer not to attend, this will not affect the outcome of your exam.

Virtual Tasting Sessions:  Held on alternate Thursdays at 6.30pm (UK time).  Each session follow a theme - just bring a bottle and join the conversation! 

Virtual Theory Sessions:  Held once a month on Saturday mornings at 10.30am.  We focus on wine growing regions in detail.  Much of the content will be beyond the Level 1 syllabus but as a Wine Wise student, you are very welcome to attend.



Our successful and comprehensive Level 1 in Spirits online course includes:

·       Online Video Spirit Tasting Tutorials

·       The Wine Wise Spirits Tutorials

·       The Wine Wise Spirits Key Definitions

·       The Wine Wise Quizzes

·       The Wine Wise Mock exams

·       Telephone and Email support

The course is split into the following units:- 

·       U1 – Spirit Production

·       U2 – Spirit Categories

·       U3 – Spirit Tasting

·       U4 - Service and Storage, Cocktails, Alcohol and Health

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Exam Process

The exam consists of 1 paper of 30 multiple choice paper to be completed in 45 minutes.   Results are usually issued 3-4 weeks after the exam date.

Exams are sat online at a date and time to suit you using a Remote Invigilation program (subject to certain restrictions around UK/US public holidays).  You will  need to have access to a webcam enabled laptop/pc plus an additional mobile device to which you will need to download an app.  Details can be found here.

If you do not have access to the online resources to enable the exam software, it may be possible to arrange a classroom based exam.  Please contact us for more details.

How To Book

Please email to request a booking form and to ask any questions you may have about the course.  We endeavour to answer all emails within 24 hours. 

For more information, please contact

·       Tel: 07804 494083

  •     WhatsApp: +61 (0)432 059371

·       E-mail:

·       Or use our Contact Us Form

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