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WSET Online Level 1

Award in Spirits


WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online

The Level 1 course is for those preparing for, or employees starting their first job involving spirits, or for the enthusiast wanting a structured learning approach to spirit. The course will introduce topics at a basic level

What you'll learn in the Level 1 course

  • The basic principles of spirit production

  • The main types and styles of spirits

  • Factors affecting the flavour of spirits

  • Tutored tastings of 10 spirits (classroom courses only)

  • How to serve spirits

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


By the end of the course, you’ll be able to taste and describe spirits using a globally recognised approach, identify important styles of spirits and know the raw materials and production methods that define them.

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WSET Level 1
Award in Spirits Lapel Pin & Certificate

Course Delivery

The Level 1 Award in Spirits has a minimum requirement of 6 hours of online delivery time, plus time for revision and the exam


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 paper-based re-sit $120

Level 1 RI-based re-sit $200


What's Included

4-Week Online WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits course including support from the UK

WSET Level 1 Exam Fees


Mock Exam Questions


Reserved place at the Perth WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits exam

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

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


Graduation Ceremony in a Perth venue, where you are presented with your WSET Level 1 Certificate & Lapel Pin

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

After Completion of the Level 1 Course with the Vinum Vitae APP, you will be entitled to a $50 loyalty discount on the

Online WSET Level 2 Spirits Course using discount code "L1 Alumni"

Entry Requirements

There is no pre-requisite spirits knowledge

required for this qualification


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


Online WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Course Information

For more information please download the documents below

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


Courses and Dates 

WSET Online Level 1 Award in Spirits

Starting January 2023

Course Code:

Bookings Close:

Start Date:

Finish Date:

Exam Date:

Exam Results:



28/12/22 12:00



05/02/23 17:30

6-8 Weeks



Starting March 2023

Course Code:

Bookings Close:

Start Date:

Finish Date:

Exam Date:

Exam Results:



26/02/23 18:00



30/04/23 13:00

6-8 Weeks


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