WSET Qualifications

At Case Studies Wine School, I offer the following Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications:

WSET Level 1

WSET Level 1 courses provide a gentle introduction to the subject. They are the equivalent of a GCSE D to F grade.

These courses are suitable for:

  • Beginners
  • Candidates who have taken on their first role in hospitality or retail
  • Hospitality professionals who work with simple variety-led wine lists
  • Retail professionals who occasionally have to make recommendations to customers
  • Enthusiasts who would like a bit more confidence when buying in supermarkets or bars and restaurants

For example:

  • Ski chalet/hunting lodge staff
  • Pub and hotel bar staff
  • Delivery drivers/warehouse managers
  • Seasonal staff
  • Hospitality students
  • Retail/wholesale administration staff
  • Chefs
  • New enthusiasts

The following Level 1 courses are available:

Level 1 Award in Wines

Level 1 Award in Wine Service

Level 1 Award in Spirits

Please note completing Level 1 is not a pre-requisite to Level 2 but may be recommended depending on experience.

WSET Level 2

WSET Level 2 courses provide a solid introduction to wines and spirits. They are the equivalent of a GCSE A to C grade.

These courses are suitable for:

  • Intermediate candidates
  • Candidates who are looking to start careers within the wine and spirits trade
  • Professionals who have more wine and spirits focussed roles in hospitality and retail who need to converse regularly and knowledgeably with customers
  • Enthusiasts who regularly enjoy wines and spirits that would like to develop their tasting skills and their knowledge of the World’s most important grape varieties and wine styles
  • Enthusiasts who want to be able to make confident purchases from the wide range of styles and varieties available in independent merchants and restaurants and bistros

For example:

  • Restaurant waiting staff
  • New sommeliers
  • Experienced bar staff
  • Brand ambassadors
  • Hospitality/management graduates
  • Intermediate enthusiasts
  • Retail/wholesale sales staff
  • Wine merchant sales staff
  • Chefs in fine dining restaurants and bistros

The following Level 2 courses are available:

Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

Level 2 Award in Spirits

Please note completing Level 2 is not a pre-requisite to Level 3 but is highly recommended.

WSET Level 3

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wine is an advanced qualification. It is equivalent to an A-Level.

It is suitable for:

  • Advanced candidates
  • Candidates with established roles in hospitality and retail who deal with wine on a day to day basis
  • Professionals whose roles require them to provide expert advice to their colleagues and customers
  • Enthusiasts who are ready for total immersion in the world of wine and want to explore, in detail, the full range of grape varieties, wine styles and wine producing regions of the World.

For example:

  • Head & assistant sommeliers
  • Bar & restaurant assistant managers and managers
  • Brand ambassadors
  • Premium retail and wholesale staff
  • Retail managers and account managers
  • Buying staff
  • Head chefs/chef proprietors
  • Experienced enthusiasts

For the Level 3 course follow the link:

Level 3 Award in Wines