WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Online is a four week online class, with fixed beginning and ending dates. After the course has ended, students will take a proctored exam. Exams can be taken in-person or online. Exam dates will be arranged with you after registration. Online exams can be taken at a day and time that works for your schedule. Set dates available for in-person exams. Advanced registration required. 

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. Students will explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings.

Tasting is an important part of this course. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found inside your course. Cost of tasting samples is not included in the course fee. 

Online Modules include: 

  • Module 1: What is Wine & How is it Made?
  • Module 2: Types & Styles of Wine
  • Module 3: Introduction to Tasting
  • Module 4: Grape Varieties & Wines
  • Module 5: Storage & Service of Wines
  • Module 6: Pairing Food & Wines
  • Module 7: Revision

Additional Information

  • Self-paced! Log on anytime during the week to complete the weekly tasks
  • All examination fees and online course materials are included
  • Log on any time during the week to complete your module activities
  • Successful candidates will receive a WSET certificate of completion and lapel pin
  • Access to an online student forum and educator is included 
  • All course materials are online 
  • List of wines to be tasted will be shared with students during first week of course. All wine styles are able to be ordered online.
  • Students can expect login information a few days before the course begins, via email
  • Exam must be taken within one year of course start date
  • Students will require access to a computer (recommended) and/or HTML5 compatible mobile or tablet with the following minimum requirements: Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible; web browser with Javascript and cookies** enabled; Adobe Reader XI or equivalent; Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Students Located Outside of United States: A shipping fee will be applied to cover the cost of shipment for your final certificate and pin

    Registration Deadlines Remaining 2021: 

      • May 17 - June 13 - Registration Closed
          • Online Exam: Date Selected by Student
        • June 7 - July 4 - Registration Closed
          • Online Exam: Date Selected by Student 
        • June 28 - July 25 - Registration Closed
          • Online Exam: Date Selected by Student
        • July 19 - August 15 - Please Register by July 9 
          • Online Exam: Date Selected by Student
        • August 9 - September 5 - Please Register by August 1 
          • Online Exam: Date Selected by Student
        • August 23 - September 19 - Please Register by August 15
          • Online Exam: Date Selected by Student
        • September 6 - October 3 - Please Register by August 29 
          • Online Exam: Date Selected by Student
        • September 20 - October 17 - Please Register by September 12
          • Online Exam: Date Selected by Student
        • October 4 - October 31 - Please Register by September 26
          • Online Exam: Date Selected by Student

        Winter 2021 Dates Coming Soon!