WSET L1 Award in Wines (Cheltenham)
The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine (formerly known as the Foundation Certificate) is an ideal starting point for anyone who is embarking on a professional career in the drinks or hospitality industry and wishes to be introduced in a structured way to: styles of wine; storing and serving of wine; and food and wine matching. It is an interactive course which is completed in a single day, including an exam, making it easy to fit in with busy working schedules. This course takes place at the Isbourne Centre conveniently located in the centre of town.
Please note: the final date for enrolling on this course is Tuesday, 29th August.
This WSET Level 1 Award in Wines has full accreditation from OfQual as part of the UK Government’s Qualifications & Credits Framework as a Level 1 Vocational Qualification.
The course includes
• a study book for each participant
• the tasting of at least 9 wines
• food & wine matching activities
• professional WSET tuition by a WSET-Certified Tutor
• all registration and examination fees
• an internationally-recognised WSET qualification certificate and pin for those who pass
Level 1 Award Synopsis:
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 main grape varieties (white): Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling; (black) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
Named Wines: White: Pinot Grigio, Muscadet, Sancerre, Chablis, Sauternes
Red: Claret, 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 Level 1 Study Guide
Duration of course: 1 day inclusive of examination
Examination: 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. A mark of 70% is required to pass
Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin
Please note: the final date for enrolling on this course is Tuesday, 29th August, in order to complete the registration process which will allow students to take the exam on the day of the course. In certain circumstances we may be able to accept a late application for the course, but you should contact the Wine School in the first instance to see if we are able to make provisions.
Special Educational Needs: please make the School aware if you have a condition which may mean that you will qualify for additional help during the exam such as dyslexia.
Places remaining: 0
Course Date/Time: Mon 4th Sep 2017 at 9am - 5pm
Duration: 8 hours incl 1 hour
Venue: The Isbourne Centre, 2 Wolseley Terrace, Cheltenham GL50 1TH