WSET Level 1 £135 (Sundays)

Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses provide globally recognised qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and enthusiastic amateurs.

Cambridgeshire Wine School is a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP). Level 1 is a one-day course (10am-5pm) held in Cambridge on selected Sundays through the year.

Recent review: "The course gives an overview of wines and most importantly you walk away with an industry standard certification."  (Read full Tripadvisor review here).

Join us at the best place to study WSET courses - with the 2015 Riedel WSET Educator of the Year Winner's Local Wine School network. Over 600 wine schools in 66 countries compete each year for this trophy!

Our tutors are amongst the highest-performing WSET trainers in the UK, and our students enjoy well above average exam results.

See course dates listed at the bottom of this page.

Who should consider studying WSET Level 1?

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines establishes the basic skills and product knowledge required in the service and retail of wine. It is ideal for preparing a person for their first job in hospitality or drinks retail.

This course is also a good introductory first course for the wine enthusiast who wishes to study in a structured way. The qualification covers skills such as identifying wine styles, storing and serving wine, and food and wine matching.

No previous experience of Wine Tasting is necessary to register on this course.

Not sure if this is the right level for you? Click here to view the Course Specification (or on the orange book cover, right), which includes sample exam questions. The course has full accreditation from the UK government's OfQual department as a Level 1 vocational qualification and finishes with a short 30-question multiple choice exam.

If you wish to buy this course for someone as a gift, simply purchase below and then email us to send you a gift voucher.

COURSE SYNOPSIS 

  • Wine Tasting : Taste and describe wines using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting
  • Food and Wine Pairing : A practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
  • Wine Service and Storage : Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wine
  • Social Responsibility : A guide to sensible drinking
  • Types and Styles of Wine : Learn about what makes wines taste different
  • Grape Varieties : Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the main grape varieties
  • Main white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
  • Main black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
  • Named Wines : Pinot Grigio, Muscadet, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes, Claret, Beaujolais, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja, Chianti
  • Duration of course : 1 day inclusive of examination
  • Examination : 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. A mark of 70% required to pass
  • Certification : All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin. 

The Fee of £135 includes

  • study book
  • wines sampled
  • food & wine matching
  • professional WSET tuition by WSET-Certified Tutor
  • examination fees
  • internationally-recognised WSET qualification certificate 

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sun 17th Sep 2017

SUNDAY COURSE - The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is an ideal introduction to wine. This wonderful course takes

Places remaining: 6
Date/Time: 17th Sep 2017 at 10am-5.30pm
Venue: Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington St

Price: £135.00
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines :: Sun 26th Nov 2017

SUNDAY COURSE - The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is an ideal introduction to wine. This wonderful course takes

Places remaining: 12
Date/Time: 26th Nov 2017 at 10am-5.30pm
Venue: Royal Cambridge Hotel

Price: £135.00

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