THE WINE AND SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST (WSET)

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The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the world’s leading provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications. Our courses are designed to inspire and empower anyone looking to develop their drinks knowledge – from beginners to experts, and from enthusiasts to professionals. 

With progressive levels of study offered through an extensive network of course providers in more than 70 countries and translated into multiple languages, WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine, spirits and sake knowledge. We have a network of more than 800 course providers around the world. Click HERE to find your nearest study centre

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WHO IS IT FOR?

The courses are tailored for interested enthusiasts, through to those requiring a high level of expertise working in the hospitality sector and alcohol beverage industry.

SPIRIT COURSES AVAILABLE

Level 1 Award in Spirits: A beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in Spirits.

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Level 2 Award in Spirits: A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts

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Level 3 Award in Spirits: The WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits is an advanced-level qualification for professionals and enthusiasts wishing to acquire a detailed understanding of the spirits of the world and develop the tasting skills required to accurately describe and evaluate a spirit

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARy APPLICATIONS

The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ provides annual bursaries and scholarships for WSET spirits qualifications as follows:

  • Three bursaries for the new Level 3 Award in Spirits.
  • A scholarship for outstanding achievement at Level 3 to provide extending learning.
  • A scholarship providing for a student to take Level 3 Award in Spirits upon the successful completion of Level 2 Award in Spirits.
  • Eight bursaries for the Level 2 Award in Spirits qualification.
  • Thirteen foundation Level 1 Award in Spirits qualifications.

All applications for the above and all other WSET prizes and awards should be made via the WSET, not the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

Application details will be available on the WSET website shortly