This qualification underpins the skills needed in all areas of the spirit trade including customer service, hospitality, retail and wholesale. NOTE THIS COURSE IS ONLY OFFERED BY WSET TWICE A YEAR.
Who Should Attend
This qualification underpins the skills needed in all areas of the spirit trade including customer service, hospitality, retail and wholesale. The course is also appropriate for students who are not employed in the drinks industry and wish to broaden their knowledge of spirits in a structured way.
The spirits market
Brandy | Scotch Whisky | Whiskey | Rum | Vodka | Tequila | Gin
Other flavoured spirits
Liqueurs and fruit spirits
The sale and service of spirits
WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits
The full course specification is also available to download.
Based around a 5-week structured online program with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.
The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand the key styles of spirits and how they are made.
Students are advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.
Multiple choice question exam
55% or better to achieve a pass
Online Remote Invigilated Exams are available as an add-on but all exams are otherwise held in person observing safe distancing protocols. Please ensure you meet the requirements before signing up for the online exam service.
Payment plans available.
Discounts available for groups of five or more