WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits - Course Information


  • No previous knowledge required.


  • No pre-course reading required. Course completed in approx 6/7 hours


  • WSET book (digital)

  • Online program

  • Online Exam


The WSET Level 1 Spirits Course is a wonderful introduction to the diverse world of spirits.  The syllabus introduces you to the technique of distillation and the characteristics of the spirits produced from these methods.  

The program introduces the main spirit categories, service and storage of spirits and cocktails, together with a responsible approach to the consumption of alcohol.  

The training culminates in an online 45 minute, 30 multiple choice question paper and results are issued 6-8 weeks after the paper has been completed.

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Learning Objectives

By the time you have completed this program you will be able to:  

  • List and state the purpose of the main production processes and stills commonly used in the production of spirits. 
  • Name the principal categories and types of spirits and aromatised wines and state their defining characteristics. 
  • Know the principles used to create a balanced cocktail and name some core cocktail families.  

Core Subject Areas

  1. An Overview of Spirit Production
  2. Cognac
  3. Vodka
  4. Whisk(e)y
  5. Caribbean Rum 
  6. Tequila
  7. Flavoured Spirits and Aromatised Wines
  8. How to Taste Spirits
  9. Mixing with Spirits

Self Study Online Course

Start anytime and study online at your own pace.  The subject areas are delivered over 4 Modules which contain tutorials, tasting videos, key definitions, quizzes and a mock assessment module.  Payment details are on the booking form and it is possible to arrange payment by instalments.  The final exam is sat online via a Remote Invigilation system.

Self Study Online Course Fee - £150.00 

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Classroom Courses

Courses are currently being scheduled for the Cambridgeshire region and will be published in due course.  Please contact us for further information.  

Classroom Course Fee: TBC

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