WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

This course  is great if you’re new to wine: whether for your career or just interested. You’ll learn about grape varieties, about how region and climate affects wine, how to pair food and wine and also how to taste wine.

You can take this course in the following ways:

You don’t need any prior knowledge of wine (you do need to be over 18 as there’s wine-tasting involved) and we provide you with extra support in the form of our exclusive study guides. These are free to Northern Wine School students and have been developed to really help you with your studies.

The course ends in an exam which is usually taken in person. If you’re studying at home or online, this is in Manchester. However, due to COVID-19, WSET has made it possible to take this exam online. It is a 30 question multiple-choice exam and you must score 70% or above to pass. Those who pass will get a certificate and lapel pin. Oh, by the way: we have a 100% pass rate! For more details about the online exam, please click here.

We are a Wine Scholar Guild approved instructor

Classroom

This is a really fun day-long course in central Manchester or Liverpool and is run by a WSET Certified Wine Educator (with a 100% pass rate). You will be given the WSET Level 1 Study Book containing everything you need to know and we supply the wines that you will be tasting. We also supply food to taste for wine pairing and lunch is also included.

You’ll take the exam at the end of the day. And don’t forget: you have free access to our WSET Wines 1 study guides so you can learn and practice before the day.

We are taking bookings for these classroom courses in anticipation of social distancing being relaxed enough to run them responsibly. If this is not possible, you will be able to re-book or be refunded.

WSET Level 1 Wines | Liverpool

Holiday Inn Liverpool

Next Course: October 12, 2020

From: £155.00

  • WSET Level 1 Study Book
  • We supply the wines that you will be tasting.
  • Free access to our WSET Wines 1 study guides
  • Official WSET Exam in Liverpool or online

WSET Level 1 Wines | Manchester

Malmaison Hotel

Next Course: October 18, 2020

From: £155.00

  • WSET Level 1 Study Book
  • We supply the wines that you will be tasting.
  • Free access to our WSET Wines 1 study guides
  • Official WSET Exam in Manchester or online

Online

This is a four-week course with multiple start dates and is taught via the WSET Digital Classroom. It’s the same syllabus as the classroom course and you are given weekly activities, but you can study at your own pace. We will provide you with a list of wines to source for the tastings.

You can download your study pack and we provide support via email and Skype (should you wish). The course materials are available for a year after the course has ended.

You also have free access to our WSET Wines 1 study guides so you can supplement your learning and practice questions before the exam. The exam will take place in central Manchester or online and we will register you for a date that suits you.

WSET Level 1 Wines | Online

Online

Next Course: July 20, 2020

From: £155.00

  • Download your study pack
  • 4 week WSET online classroom course
  • Access to our exclusive Level 1 Wines study guide
  • Help and support from a WSET Certified Wine Educator
  • Official WSET Exam in Manchester or online

Self-study

Study the course at your own pace, whenever suits you. It’s the same syllabus as the classroom and online course and we will send you the workbook in the post. We will provide you with a list of wines to source for the tastings as well as support via email and Skype (should you wish).

You also have free access to our WSET Wines 1 study guides so you can supplement your learning and practice questions before the exam. The exam will take place in central Manchester or online and we will register you for a date that suits you.

Please note that WSET updates the course and syllabus from time to time. This means that taking two years to complete your self-study, for example, might mean your study materials become outdated. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

WSET Level 1 Wines | Self Study

£145.00

  • Free access to our WSET Wines 1 study guides
  • Support via email and Skype
  • Official WSET Exam in Manchester or online
  • Workbook sent in the post

Due to the current global health pandemic WSET has introduced computer-based testing via remote invigilation (also known as remote proctoring or online exam) to enable you to sit your exam.

In order to protect the integrity of these exams, WSET has set up procedures to enable the exam to be taken online – please read our Candidate Information document or get in touch with any questions you have.