• No previous knowledge or qualifications required.  Please note: it is NOT necessary to hold the WSET Level 1 certificate.


  • 28 hours


  • WSET Studypack -  Textbook & Workbook, SAT Tasting Card

  • Online Learning Support including Mock Assessments and feedback.

  • Tutor Support


The WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits is a comprehensive introduction to the world of spirit production.  The course is designed to introduce the major spirit categories and how the production principles are applied in the regions of the world the categories are made..

The syllabus also looks at how to taste and assess spirits together with spirit service and cocktail making.  The course culminates in a 50 question multiple choice exam paper.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the main production factors that determine types of spirits.  
  2. Understand how the principal types of spirits are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics.
  3. Understand how the principal types of flavoured spirits, liqueurs and aromatised wines are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics.
  4. Know the common equipment used and the principles involved in the service of spirits.  

Core Subject Areas

  1. An Introduction to Tasting
  2. Key Principles in Spirit Production
  3. Fruit Spirits
  4. Whisky/Whiskey
  5. Rum
  6. Tequila & Mezcal
  7. Vodka, Flavoured Spirits and Aromatised Wines
  8. Spirits Service
  9. Exam

Distance Learning Course

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Classroom Course 

Relaxed, friendly and inclusive classes are held in Sutton Coldfield in a home based classroom setting.  Occasionally joined by Charlie the cockerpoo.  Maximum of 4 students per course and additional tutor support is available throughout the course.  Students are also welcome to join in the Virtual Tasting and Theory sessions as additional learning resources.  

Classroom Course Fee: £510.00

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Tel: 07804 494083


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