THE WINE & 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 scholarships and bursaries for WSET spirits qualifications as follows:

Scholarships
  • A scholarship for the top performing Level 3 Award in Spirits student in the EMEA region: the successful student will receive a bursary to study a spirit producing region to provide extended learning.
  • A scholarship for the top performing Level 3 Award in Spirits student in the Americas region: the successful student will receive a bursary to study a spirit producing region to provide extended learning.

Scholarships are awarded by WSET based on academic achievement

Bursaries
  • Three bursaries for the new Level 3 Award in Spirits.
  • Eight bursaries for the Level 2 Award in Spirits qualification.

The Drinks Trust administers these bursaries for The Worshipful Company of Distillers and WSET.
To apply please email nicky@drinkstrust.org.uk

Please note that applications for The Worshipful Company of Distillers bursary funding are now closed for 2023, but you can register your interest for 2024 by contacting alex@drinkstrust.org.uk