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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

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.

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 Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the Level 1, we assume we are starting at the beginning of your wine journey. If you already have a good general knowledge about wine, or you choose the wine when going out, you may want to start off at the WSET Level 2.

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

WSET Level 1 - London Dates

We run regular WSET courses in London and from time to time in other locations in the UK. Below are forthcoming courses.

Date Tasting Location Availability Price
Sat, 4 Jul 2020 WSET Level 1 Award in WineBrowns, St Martin's Lane
12 places left £159 pp
Mon, 6 Jul 2020 WSET Level 1 Award in WineBrowns, St Martin's Lane
9 places left £159 pp
Sat, 12 Sep 2020 WSET Level 1 Award in WineBrowns, St Martin's Lane
12 places left £159 pp
Mon, 14 Sep 2020 WSET Level 1 Award in WineBrowns, St Martin's Lane
12 places left £159 pp

The start time is 8:45am for a prompt 9:00am start.


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.
You can transfer your place to another date with 2 weeks notice. We normally need at least 2 working days to transfer it to another suitable person, but do ask if within this.

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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