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Classroom WSET Level 1

Award in Wines

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The Level 1 course is for those preparing for, or employees starting their first job in wine and wanting to climb the hospitality ladder

The Level 1 wines course is also for the wine enthusiast wanting a structured learning approach to wine


What you'll learn in the Level 1 course

  • The main types and styles of wine

  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics

  • Tutored tastings of 10 wines (classroom courses only)

  • How to make food and wine pairings

  • How to store and serve wine

  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)


By the end of the course, you’ll be able to taste wine using a globally recognised approach, identify key styles of wine and characteristics of important grape varieties. You’ll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and how to apply these to your own food and wine choices.

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WSET Level 1
Award in Wines Lapel Pin & Certificate


What's Included

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course consisting of two three-hour sessions including the exam

WSET Level 1 Study booklet

Tasting of Ten Wine Samples

including Food Structure Matching Exercise

Access to aromas oils to help your learning

Small Group Size for Individual Attention

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Exam Fees


Mock Exam Questions check before Exam


WSET Level 1 Award in Wines exam


WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Certificate & Lapel pin (after passing the exam)


Graduation Ceremony where you are presented with your WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Certificate & Lapel Pin


 A Vinum Vitae Certificate that you can post online (on request)


Comprehensive, Organised and Efficient Service from Vinum Vitae WSET Approved Programme Provider


After Completion of the Level 1 Course with us,

you will be Entitled to a $50 Discount on the

Online WSET Level 2 Wines Course using Discount code L1 Alumni

Entry Requirements

There is no pre-requisite wine knowledge

required for this qualification


However, you must be over 18 years of age at the time of booking

Course Delivery

The Level 1 Award in Wines has a requirement of 6 hours of taught delivery, including the exam,

plus time for revision


The Level 1 assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions within 45-minutes. The pass mark is 70%

Special Consideration

If you feel you were at a disadvantage during the exam due to, for example, illness, you can submit a special consideration request to us. We will pass this on to WSET for their assessment. The form (on request) must be sent to Vinum Vitae within 5 working days after your exam date. Please see our APP Policies document for further information.

Exam Re-sit prices:

Level 1 Multiple choice $120


Classroom WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Course Information

For more information please download the documents below.

Recommended Progression Route: 
The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is recommended for entry to the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines.


Course and Date 

Classroom WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Starting August 2024

Course Code:

Bookings Close:

Session 1:

Session 2:


Exam Results:



18:00 on xx/xx/24

13:00-16:00 on xx/xx/24

13:00-15:15 on xx/xx/24

15:15-16:00 on xx/xx/24

6-8 Weeks


Session venue in Perth / Northbridge area

Structured tasting of Ten wine samples included

Please note that a minimum number of students may be required for this course to go ahead

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