WSET Level 1 Oxford

We are not currently running any WSET courses in Oxford - but Our Local Wine School network offers a wide choice of  WSET course dates and locations - more details here.....

Due to retirement of present owner we are also interested in hearing from suitably qualified and experienced candidates who are interested in full-time opportunities in wine education in Oxford and surrounding region. More details here.......

Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses provide globally recognised qualifications which are suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.

As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP) Oxford Chelt Wine School has been certified to offer this qualification as part of the UK's Qualifications and Credits Framework which is accredited by OfQual.

Scroll down for upcoming Level 1 course dates at the bottom of this page. For info about WSET Level 2, click here.

Who should consider studying WSET Level 1?
1. The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is intended to establish the basic skills and product knowledge required in the service and retail of wine; it is ideal for preparing a person for their first job in hospitality or retail.
2. This course is also a good introductory first course for the wine enthusiast who wishes to study in a structured way: the qualification will cover skills such as identifying wine styles, practice of storing and serving wine, and food and wine matching.
No previous experience of Wine Tasting is necessary to register on this course.

Not sure if this is the right level for you? Click here to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions.


Wine Tasting : Taste and describe wines using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting
Food and Wine Matching : A practical guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
Wine Service and Storage : Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wine
Social Responsibility : A guide to sensible drinking
Types and Styles of Wine : Learn about what makes wines taste different
Grape Varieties : Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced from the 7 main international grape varieties
Main white grape varieties : Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
Main black grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
Named Wines : White: Pinot Grigio, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes
Named Reds: Beaujolais, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rioja, Chianti
Number of Wines Tasted : 9 wines will be tasted as part of the course
Study Materials : Students will receive the Leve 1 Study Guide
Course Specification: Those who wish to review the course specification in preparation for the course can view it by clicking Here
Duration of course : 1 day inclusive of examination
Examination : 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. A mark of 70% required to pass
Certification : All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.

We are not currently running any WSET courses in Oxford - but Our Local Wine School network offers a wide choice of  WSET course dates and locations - more details here.....







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