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 pandemic.
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. Also, check out our online Level 1 Flash Cards for a taster of the course content or to help you prep for the course once you have signed up. They are free for ThirtyFifty students of £5 for anyone to access.
WSET Level 1 Online (Live-Streamed) Course Dates
At present we are running regular WSET Level 1 courses online via Zoom in a virtual classroom.
|Sat, 13 Nov 2021||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||1 Day Online Course including Online Exam||8 places||£175 pp|
|Sat, 15 Jan 2022||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||Novotel London West |
|13 places||£175 pp|
|Mon, 7 Feb 2022||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||1 Day Online Course including Online Exam||13 places||£175 pp|
|Mon, 7 Mar 2022||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||1 Day Online Course including Online Exam||13 places||£175 pp|
|Sat, 19 Mar 2022||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||Novotel London West |
|14 places||£175 pp|
|Mon, 4 Apr 2022||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||1 Day Online Course including Online Exam||13 places||£175 pp|
|Mon, 23 May 2022||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||1 Day Online Course including Online Exam||13 places||£175 pp|
|Mon, 11 Jul 2022||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||1 Day Online Course including Online Exam||13 places||£175 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 Course with multichoice paper exam at 4pm
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 only are being run during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Run as a online classroom, live-streamed over Zoom.
- 9 x 50ml sample bottles of the course wines are shipped in advance to you.
- Online multichoice exam at the end of the day at 5pm.
- Ability to ask course tutor questions during online class.
- The WSET text book is provided before the course, shipped with the wines.
- 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.
|WSET LEVEL 1 COURSE GIFT VOUCHER - £175|
|ThirtyFifty WSET Level 1 Award In Wine - One Day Course Online or in London - Open Dated Voucher. Valid for 24 months|
Where to after the WSET Level 1 Award?
After the Level 1 the next natural step is the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, 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.