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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

R2,600

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This entry level qualification provides basic product knowledge of styles, production methods and service of spirits. The course includes tutored tastings of 14 spirits (it is not necessary to take part in spirit-tasting which makes this level suitable for students who prefer not to drink alcohol but who still want a recognised qualification).

Who it is aimed at:
Interested spirits consumers wanting to learn more about spirits within an interactive, structured framework.
Candidates with their first job in hospitality, retail or in other sectors of the spirits industry.
Each course comprises of a lesson date (see 'Course Dates' tab) and an exam date (See 'Course Dates' tab).

The lectures are run on one full day from 09h00 to 17h00 that includes the examination at the end. The exam lasts for 45 minute and consists of 30 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 70%.

  • All tuition
  • Course guide book – ‘Confidence for Front Line Staff’
  • Exam Fees
  • International Courier Costs (exams are marked in London)
  • Domestic courier costs for your course books
  • Certificate with Lapel Pin when you pass.
  • Domestic courier costs for your Certificate and Lapel Pin
Spirits Production
  • List and state the purpose of the four key steps used in spirits production.
Brandy & Vodka
  • State the raw materials used to produce brandy and vodka.
  • State the key flavour characteristics of these two spirits.
  • Identify the key production processes that can have a defining influence on the characteristics of brandy and vodka.
  • State the meaning of the key labelling terms for brandy. Identify the two types of still, state how they are used and the style of spirit they can produce.
  • An introduction to tasting spirits using language from the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT).
Rum, Tequila and Whisk(e)y
  • State the raw materials used to produce Rum, Tequila, and Whisk(e)y.
  • State the key flavour characteristics of these three spirits.
  • Identify the key production processes that can have a defining influence on the characteristics of Rum, Tequila, and Whisk(e)y.
  • State the different styles of Rum and the labelling terms for Tequila and Whisk(e)y.
Flavoured Spirits, Storage & Service of Spirits
  • Describe the different techniques to add flavour to spirits.
  • State the principal types of flavoured spirits.
  • Describe the correct procedures for the storage of spirits. Name the important ingredients used to make cocktails.
  • Identify the common equipment and glassware used in the service of spirits.
  • State the four factors to consider when making a balanced cocktail.
Lesson Dates Exam Date Enrolment Deadline Enrolment Deadline
TBA

You have 45 minutes to complete the exam which comprises 30 multi-choice questions and a pass mark of 70%.

Below are the results you can attend and the marks required.

Pass 70% and above
Fail 69% and below

 

As with every WSET exam around the world, the exam papers are sent to WSET in London, UK to be marked to ensure global continuity with the results.

Results are know up to 3 weeks later when we will inform you by email. The certificate and metal lapel pin for successful candidates will follow from London approximately a week later.

If you are unsuccessful, you are able to retake the exam without having to retake the course if you do not wish to. The cost to resit the exam is currently R1,050. Please contact us for potential dates.

Duration: 1 day
Exam: 45 minute multiple choice questions
Award: Certificate and Metal Lapel Pin
Cost: R2,600