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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. 

All students must be 21 years of age or older by start date of course.


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. 

For more information regarding the Level 1 course, please review the Level 1 Specification. 

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. There are no set times to be online during the week.
  • One exam registration, and access to the Online Classroom are included in course fee
  • Successful candidates will receive a WSET certificate of completion and lapel pin 
  • All course materials are online 
  • List of wines to be tasted will be shared with students on first day of course. All wine styles are able to be ordered online, picked up from major grocery stores , or picked up from beverage stores.
  • Students can expect login information a few days before the course begins, via email
  • Students must complete the material during the posted dates of the course.
  • In order to access the course materials, 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 for shipment for your final certificate and pin.

Online Exam Information

  • Pick the exam date that works for you!
  • Exam must be taken within one year of course start date
  • Exams may not be taken prior to the posted end date of the course
  • In order to take the online exam students will need both a computer with a webcam and microphone (ex: laptop), and a secondary device with a camera to record the exam room (ex: Android phone or iPhone). The exam device (laptop) must have either Windows 10 or 11, or Mac OS (latest two releases). You will need to use Chrome to take the exam.
  • Please note: Android tablets (Nexus 7, etc.), iOS tablets (iPad, iPad mini, etc.), and Microsoft Surface Pro and earlier releases are not supported for the exam device. Exams cannot be taken on tablets or phones. Tablets can be used as your secondary recording device.
  • Google Pixel 3 and newer, Huawei P30 series, and the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) are not able to be used as your secondary recording camera device. If you have any questions regarding your devices please contact us for assistance. 

  • An in-person exam option is available in Las Vegas for students that cannot meet the tech requirements for an online exam, or who would prefer a paper exam. Dates listed below.

Exams can be taken in-person or online. Online exam dates are selected by student, and offered every day of the week, except for holidays (UK and US holidays). In-person exam dates are listed below. Students can choose either in-person or online for exams.

Online exam registration information will be provided to students after completed registration, and prior to the course start date. Exams may not be taken prior to the posted end date of the course

Digital Flashcard Information: 

  • 200+ digital flashcard deck
  • Multiple learning functions available to switch up your studying into fun learning games!
  • Flashcards can be flipped between question/answer or reversed to practice answer/question
  • Cards can be viewed as a flashcard or a multiple-choice quiz
  • Students can also type the answers to the cards in a timed memory exercise
  • Study the full deck or pick the sections you want to focus on
  • Covers the full Level 1 course material
  • Audio feature available for accessibility
  • Access for one year from date of purchase
  • Digital flashcards are non-refundable


Registration Deadlines Remaining 2024: 

Please register by 12pm Pacific Time on the designated registration deadline. Courses will close before registration deadlines if they are full.

August 5 - September 1, Please Register by July 28

August 19 - September 15, Please Register by August 11

September 16 - October 13, Please Register by September 8

September 30 - October 27, Please Register by September 20

October 14 - November 10, Please Register by October 4

October 28 - November 24, Please Register by October 18

November 11 - December 8, Please Register by November 1

December 9, 2024 - January 5, 2025, Please Register by November 27

In-Person Exam Dates Remaining 2024: September 19, December 12


      Customer Reviews

      Based on 25 reviews
      Excellent introduction to the world of wine

      I found the variety of topics covered to be comprehensive and the course material was well-structured and easy to understand. The modules were laid out in an easy to follow format with plenty of resources and information to help you along the way. I chose to take it online and the exam date was arranged with me quickly after registration. The exam was comprehensive and allowed me to demonstrate my knowledge. Tasting was an important part of the course and the list of recommended tasting samples provided was helpful. The cost of the samples was not included in the course fee, but I found this to be reasonable and worth the investment. Overall, I am very pleased with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Online course. It provided me with a great introduction to the world of wine and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to gain knowledge in this area.

      Extremely valuable experience

      The course covered all aspects of wine knowledge from viticulture to tasting. The online platform was very user-friendly and the videos and quizzes were engaging and informative. The instructors were highly knowledgeable and were able to answer any questions I had. They made learning an enjoyable experience and I felt confident in my knowledge by the end of the course. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to learn about wine or take their tasting skills to the next level. The knowledge gained from this course will be invaluable in the future and I’m sure I’ll be referring back to my notes from this course for many years to come.

      William C
      Course was comprehensive

      The course was comprehensive, covering topics from grape varieties, regions, viticulture, and winemaking techniques. The course also included lots of tasting exercises and practical advice. The online portal was easy to use, with videos, audio, and interactive exercises. The course also had a well-designed assessment at the end that tested our knowledge. Overall, I highly recommend the WSET Level 1 online course if you're looking for a great way to learn more about wine.

      Really impressed.

      The course was well organized and the material was presented in a clear and concise manner. The instructor was knowledgeable and engaging, and overall it was a great experience. The course also included lots of quizzes and activities to help reinforce the material. I felt like I came away from the course with a good understanding of wine and its production. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone interested in learning about wine.

      Carolina M
      Excellent experience!

      The course was comprehensive and easy to follow, with excellent resources and support. I especially appreciated the interactive elements, which allowed me to engage with the material in an engaging and meaningful way. The instructor was very knowledgeable and approachable, and provided clear and concise instruction. Additionally, the course was very well organized, with a logical progression of topics and a wealth of resources to supplement the learning. All in all, I highly recommend the WSET Level 1 online course for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of wine.