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WSET Online 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 to learn more about wine


What you'll learn in the Level 1 course

  • The main types and styles of wine

  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics

  • 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
Award in Wine Lapel Pin & Certificate


What's Included

4-Week Online WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course including both Local and Remote Support


WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Exam Fees


Online Mock Exam Questions


Reserved place at the Perth 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 the Vinum Vitae APP, you will be entitled to a $50 loyalty discount on the

Online WSET Level 2 Wines Course using Discount code "L1 Alumni"

(not combinable with any other discount/promotion)

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

You perform the course by logging into the WSET Online Classroom (login details will be sent by WSET).


The Level 1 Award in Wines has a minimum requirement of 6 hours of online Classroom delivery time, including time for 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


Online 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.


Courses and Dates 

WSET Online Level 1 Award in Wines

Starting June 2024

Course Code:

Bookings Close:

Start Date:

Finish Date:

Exam Date:


Exam Results:






28/07/24 13:00 

or via RI Exams

takes 4-5 Weeks



Starting August 2024

Course Code:

Bookings Close:

Start Date:

Finish Date:

Exam Date:


Exam Results:




28/07/24 18:00



01/09/24 13:00 

or via RI Exams

takes 4-5 Weeks



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