WSET Level 1 Award in Wines


WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

(NFQ Level 3 qualification)

Overview: A 1-day wine course leading to internationally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wines, on successful completion of a multiple choice exam.

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines will introduce candidates at a basic level, to the main styles of wine available, wine storage and service and the matching of food and wine. This will enable students to meet workplace wine service standards and deal with basic customer enquiries.  This wine course is for those preparing for, or employees starting, their first job in wine.

Entry requirements: Candidates should be over 18 years of age to taste wine.  However, this is not a barrier to successful completion of this wine course.

Course content - for full details click on the specification.
Unit One: Introduction to Wine
1.1 Wines by style
1.2 Storage and service of wines
1.3 Food and wine matching
Learning outcomes: The qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the service of wines such that they will be competent in, positions in the sale and service of wine in restaurants/ bars, and for store and call-centre staff in wine/retail/wholesale.

Qualification is based on passing a paper of 30 multiple choice questions.

This qualification is accredited at Level 3 in the National Framework Qualification of Ireland, and is recognised as such by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland.

Dates: Please note that as exam papers have to be ordered, all dates should be fully booked 12 working dates before the course dates:

Sat 1 Mar 2014

Sat 10 May 2014


Venue: The Morgan Hotel, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Cost: €200. Cost includes tuition, wines, study materials, exam fee, set of DOC tasting glasses.

Next level up: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits.


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