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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is typically run as a one day course and provides an ideal introduction to wine. It is designed for beginners pursuing an interest in wine and those starting out in wine trade, looking for a structured learning environment. Perfect for those who have little wine knowledge or those working in restaurants or retail and would like to know more. ThirtyFifty run the Level 1 on Mondays and 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 wine enthusiasts 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 Monday or Saturday.
  • Full Student Pack, including text books and course books, included.
  • QFC Level 1.
  • Final exam consisting of 30 Multi-choice 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.

Open-Dated Gift Vouchers

If you are giving the WSET Level 1 Course as a gift, you can purchase an open dated gift voucher so that the recipient can book a date with us directly. We'll automatically email you a link to the gift voucher to print off at home.

ThirtyFifty WSET Level 1 Award In Wine - One Day Course in London - Open Dated Voucher. Valid for 24 months
COST  £159 Buy

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.

Date Tasting Location Availability Price
Sat, 10 Aug 2019 WSET Level 1 Award in WineBrowns, St Martin's Lane
5 places left £159 pp
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 WSET Level 1 Award in WineBrowns, St Martin's Lane
6 places left £159 pp

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.

Our clients say...

The Level 1 session on Saturday was very good and interesting. Camilla is an amazing teacher and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and patience with all participants.


I had a wonderful day, everything from the company, the food, location etc... I've already highly recommended the course. Thank you Robert for your wonderful knowledge also.


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