WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (formally known as the WSET Foundation Certificate) is typically run as a one day course. It bridges the gap between the public and the wine trade. For those looking to move on to a structured learning environment, it is an ideal introduction to wine. Perfect for those who have little wine knowledge or those working in restaurants and want to know more. ThirtyFifty run the Level 1 on Saturdays in London.
WSET courses are the backbone of the wine industry in the UK and a must for anybody considering joining it. They provide a structured and progressive set of courses that are nationally and internationally recognised. Follow the link for an overview of WSET Courses
While the Level 1 is suitable for enthusiastic amateurs you may also want to consider one of our one day wine courses. They are designed for keen wine drinkers looking for a fun, day-long wine tasting course.
WSET Level 1 Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the Level 1, we assume we are starting at the beginning of your wine journey. If you already have a good general knowledge about wine, or you choose the wine when going out, you may want to start off at the WSET Level 2.
WSET Level 1 Course Content
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
A solid start to wine, covering the key wines and grape varieties, how to taste and serve wine. It builds confidence for those who would like to engage more with wine.
- How to taste wine like a professional.
- What to look for in wine and how to recognise its key components.
- The main styles of wines from around the world.
- How to store and serve wine.
- Food and Wine Matching.
- Run over a single day on a Saturday.
- Full Student Pack, including text books and course books, included.
- QFC Level 1.
- Final exam consisting of 30 Multichoice questions.
For the full specification follow the link to the WSET Level 1 Specification.
Booking WSET Courses
The days can be booked directly with ThirtyFifty online (see forthcoming dates below) or by calling us on 020 8288 0314.
Dates for 2017 will be released after September 2016.
WSET Level 1 - London Dates
We run regular WSET courses in London and from time to time in other locations in the UK. Below are forthcoming courses.
|Mon, 8 May 2017||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||The Double Tree by Hilton London Greenwich |
|6 places left||£139|
|Sat, 1 Jul 2017||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||The Double Tree by Hilton London Greenwich |
|8 places left||£139|
|Mon, 11 Sep 2017||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||Browns, St Martin's Lane |
|16 places left||£139|
|Sat, 7 Oct 2017||WSET Level 1 Award in Wine||Browns, St Martin's Lane |
|16 places left||£139|
The start time is 8:45am for a prompt 9:00am start.
Where to after the WSET Level 1 Award?
After the Level 1 the next natural step is the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, this is a three day course normally run over three consecutive Saturdays.
Terms & Conditions
Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.
No refunds are available.
You can transfer your place to another date with 2 weeks notice. We normally need at least 2 working days to transfer it to another suitable person, but do ask if within this.