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WSET Level 1

Wine & Spirits Education Trust

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In light of the on-going situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone our face-to-face courses. However, you can still complete your training and gain your qualification with a fully online experience. Choose your course from the selection below, and we will do the rest.

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Course Overview

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Award in Wines and Spirits Level 1

This 1 day WSET course is ideal for both new and existing employees as well as for those who already have an appreciation of wine. It teaches you and your staff all you need to know to confidently raise the profile of wine and enjoy increased revenue from every drop sold.

This one day interactive WSET training course in wine, in association with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, allows you to build a strong tasting portfolio by sampling a number of wines and completing a food and wine matching exercise.

You will learn to taste in a logical, methodical and above all professional manner through the WSET's tasting system. The qualification is designed to build an individual’s skills gradually through the different qualification levels that the Wine & Spirit Education Trust provide.

Awarded by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust

CPL Training provides scheduled WEST Level 1 courses in over 70 locations nationwide throughout the year. For pricing information and next course dates please use our request a call back form and a member of the team will be in touch.

In company course: If you have 10-12 staff that you want to take the course then CPL Training can offer an in-house service where we will come to you – we will also then be able to take you through your own wine list! For more information and to get your personalised quote please complete our request a call back form and a member of the team will be in touch.

Course Content

  • Understanding the main styles of wine
  • Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting qualification
  • How to match wine to food
  • The characteristics of the common grape varieties
  • How to serve wine
  • Health, safety and legal issues


Throughout the day you will complete a food and wine matching exercise and create a tasting portfolio. You must also complete a 30 question multiple choice test to gain the WSET qualification, which will prompt the order of your WSET certificate.

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