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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines - Classroom & Online

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is typically run as a one day course and provides an ideal introduction to wine. It is designed for beginners pursuing an interest in wine and those starting out in wine trade, looking for a structured learning environment. Perfect for those who have little wine knowledge or those working in restaurants or retail and would like to know more. ThirtyFifty run the Level 1 on Mondays and Saturdays in London and we are operating Online courses during the Covid-19 lockdown,

WSET courses are the backbone of the wine industry in the UK and a must for anybody considering joining it. They provide a structured and progressive set of courses that are nationally and internationally recognised. Follow the link for an overview of WSET Courses

While the Level 1 is suitable for wine enthusiasts you may also want to consider one of our one day wine courses. They are designed for keen wine drinkers looking for a fun, day-long wine tasting course.

WSET Level 1 - London Dates

We run regular WSET courses in London and in a virtual classroom. Below are forthcoming courses.

Date Tasting Location Availability Price
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 WSET Level 1 Award in Wine1 Day Online Course including Online ExamSold out  
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 WSET Level 1 Award in Wine1 Day Online Course including Online Exam7 places £159 pp
Sat, 13 Feb 2021 WSET Level 1 Award in Wine1 Day Online Course including Online Exam12 places £159 pp
Sat, 20 Mar 2021 WSET Level 1 Award in Wine1 Day Online Course including Online Exam12 places £159 pp
Sat, 22 May 2021 WSET Level 1 Award in Wine1 Day Online Course including Online Exam12 places £159 pp

Start times vary depending on which tasting you are attending and the location. Please confirm the start & finish times with us when booking, and arrive 15 minutes before the start for registration and to get settled in.


WSET Level 1 Classroom

Building on the Level 1, the Level 2 course offers a broad understanding of the principal grape varieties, the regions in which they are grown and the styles of wine produced. Through both tasting and theory, explore the factors that affect style and quality and how to describe wines using the WSET's tasting approach. Holders of the award should be able to interpret wine labels, understand the basic style behind the label and navigate a wine list with confidence.

  • In Class Learning with other students
  • One Day
WSET Level 1 Virtual - Online

If you would like to do the course online, we live stream our courses on Zoom so that participants can study at home with the wines we are using in class.

  • Online courses are available during the Covid-19 outbreak
  • Run as a online class room over Zoom.
  • 50ml Samples of all the wines are shipped in advance to you.
  • Online exam at the end of the day.
  • Ability to ask course tutor questions during online class.
  • Text books provided before the course.
  • Four ISO tasting glasses to use at home and keep.


WSET Level 1 Course Content

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

A solid start to wine, covering the key wines and grape varieties, how to taste and serve wine. It builds confidence for those who would like to engage more with wine.

  • How to taste wine like a professional.
  • What to look for in wine and how to recognise its key components.
  • The main styles of wines from around the world.
  • How to store and serve wine.
  • Food and Wine Matching.
  • Run over a single day on a Monday or Saturday.
  • Full Student Pack, including text books and course books, included.
  • QFC Level 1.
  • Final exam consisting of 30 Multi-choice questions.

For the full specification follow the link to the WSET Level 1 Specification.

Booking WSET Courses

The days can be booked directly with ThirtyFifty online (see forthcoming dates below) or by calling us on 020 8288 0314.

Open-Dated Gift Vouchers

If you are giving the WSET Level 1 Course as a gift, you can purchase an open dated gift voucher so that the recipient can book a date with us directly. We'll automatically email you a link to the gift voucher to print off at home.

ThirtyFifty WSET Level 1 Award In Wine - One Day Course in London - Open Dated Voucher. Valid for 24 months
COST  £159 Buy

Where to after the WSET Level 1 Award?

After the Level 1 the next natural step is the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, this is a three day course normally run over three consecutive Saturdays.


Terms & Conditions

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.
No refunds are available: If you wish to cancel we can transfer you to a future course date.
You can transfer your place to another date with 15 working days notice or to another person.
We reserve the right to cancel a course if numbers booked are below the minimum needed for the course to be viable. In this instance we can refund you or transfer you to another date.

Our clients say...

The Level 1 session on Saturday was very good and interesting. Camilla is an amazing teacher and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and patience with all participants.


I had a wonderful day, everything from the company, the food, location etc... I've already highly recommended the course. Thank you Robert for your wonderful knowledge also.


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