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The course will be based around a 4-week, 6 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time.

The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time.

Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.

The course prepares the student for our qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a
series of independent activities to help students understand sake production and different styles of sake.

Students are advised to taste a range of sakes during their studies. All the required sakes for the course can be found in the specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. Please note that students are responsible for purchasing their own sake samples and the cost of these is not included in the course fee. It is not mandatory to taste sakes as no tasting assessment is included in the examination to obtain the certificate.

Students are advised to schedule a minimum of one-hour of private study before sitting the 45 minutes Level 1 Award in Sake examination.

Technical requirements
 
Students will require access to a computer (recommended) and/or smartphone or tablet with the following minimum requirements
 
Personal requirements
 
Minimum age required at time of booking: 19 years old
Students will need:
• Basic computer literacy
• Basic internet navigation skills
• A good level of English.

 

Samples are not provided as part of the tuition cost of each WSET course, but WSET will give you guidance on the styles to taste. .All WSET textbooks and study guides are in an eBook format.

What is the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake?

  • This is a beginner level introduction to sake for those starting a career in the industry or beginning to explore sake for personal interest. 
  • There is no prerequisite required.
  • It provides a hands-on introduction to the world of sake, and sake and food pairing, teaching you about how sake is made, in a way that explains what you are tasting in the glass. 
Module 1: What is sake and how is it made?

  • List and state the purpose of the main ingredients that are used in sake production.
  • List and state the purpose of the main production steps that turn the ingredients into sake.
Module 2: Categories and grades of sake

  • Name the principal categories and grades of sake.
  • State the key characteristics of the principal categories and grades of sake.
  • State that a sake labelled junmai has no added alcohol.
  • Use the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake confidently to describe sakes.
Module 3: Making different styles of sake

  • List and state the purpose of the production steps required to prepare the ingredients for sake.
  • State how polishing is used to define the grades of premium sake.
Module 4: Japanese labelling terms and speciality styles of sake

  • Recognise the Japanese labelling terms for principal grades of premium sake.
  • Name some of the speciality styles of sake and state their key characteristics.
Module 5: Storage, service and sake food pairing

  • State the correct procedures for the storage and service of sake.
  • State the common faults found in sake.
  • State the health issues resulting from the excessive consumption of sake.
  • State the three key considerations when making a sake and food pairing recommendation.

Module 6: Storage and Service of Sake

• State the correct procedures for the storage and service of sake.
• State the common faults found in sake.
• State the key considerations when making a food and sake pairing
recommendation.

Module 6: Revision and resources

Mock multiple-choice feedback examination which can be attempted as many times as the student likes.

Policy on changing your exam date to an alternative date:

If you decide not to write your exam on the date for which you are registered, please note:

·  You must request an exam date change at least 15 days before the exam date, by writing to atheunissen@iweg.org.

·  You must pick a new exam date within 12 months from the start of your current course.

·  You may change your exam date a maximum of two times during the 12 months. You can choose from any exam dates/re-sit dates listed on the course page of the IWEG website.  It is possible that your first choice may not work, if the exam is full.

· Each time you change your exam date, there is a $150 fee.

· After the 12-month period, from the start of your current course, if you still need to sit the exam, you will be charged an exam “re-sit” fee, which varies depending on the course, as well as the $150 fee.

·  The only exception to this policy is in case of a valid and verified personal or fam

Who do I contact about this course if I need more information?

Please contact IWEG’s Program Administrator Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org

 

 

 


Available Classes:


WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online O1SA2105APP Started Apr. 26, 2021

Cost: $395
IWEG Exam Only
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom. Course start date: Monday, April 26, 2021 Course end date:  Sunday, May 23, 2021 Exam date: IWEG is now able to offer online examinations for online WSET Level 1 and 2 courses through a remote invigilation service, as long as you meet specific technical requirements. This means that IWEG students can continue their learning wherever they are without having to wait or travel to complete the exam in person at the school. Please contact Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org to learn if you qualify for the remote invigilation technical requirements and to schedule your exam date.  If you cannot qualify for remote invigilation a "face-to-face" exam will be scheduled for you at IWEG's campus in downtown Toronto at a suitable date. The course will be based around a 4-week, 7 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand sake production and different styles of sake. Students should be advised to taste a range of sakes during their studies. All the required sakes for the course can be found the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.  Module 1: What is Sake and How is it Made? • Describe the characteristics typical of sake. • List and state the purpose of the main ingredients that are used in sake production. • List and state the purpose of the main production steps that turn the ingredients into sake. Module 2: Categories and Grades of Sake • Name the principal categories and grades of sake. • State the key characteristics of the principal categories and grades of sake. Module 3: An Introduction to Tasting Sake • Taste sake and describe its notable characteristics using language from WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting. • Distinguish differences and similarities between different styles of sake. Module 4: Sake Production • List and state the purpose of the main production steps used to make sake. Module 5: Japanese Labelling Terms and Speciality Styles of Sake • Name the principal categories and grades of sakes and state their key characteristics. • Name some of the speciality styles of sake and state their key characteristics. • State the production steps that are legally controlled for the principal and some speciality styles of sake. • Recognise Japanese labelling terms for some of the principal categories of sake. Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 4 weeks of study.  All study materials are included in the online course. Students are responsible for their own tasting samples.  Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($395)

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online O1SA2106APP Starts Jun. 28, 2021

Cost: $395
IWEG Exam Only
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom. Course start date: Monday, June 28, 2021 Course end date:  Sunday, July 25, 2021 Exam date: IWEG is now able to offer online examinations for online WSET Level 1 and 2 courses through a remote invigilation service, as long as you meet specific technical requirements. This means that IWEG students can continue their learning wherever they are without having to wait or travel to complete the exam in person at the school. Please contact Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org to learn if you qualify for the remote invigilation technical requirements and to schedule your exam date.  If you cannot qualify for remote invigilation a "face-to-face" exam will be scheduled for you at IWEG's campus in downtown Toronto at a suitable date. The course will be based around a 4-week, 7 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand sake production and different styles of sake. Students should be advised to taste a range of sakes during their studies. All the required sakes for the course can be found the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.  Module 1: What is Sake and How is it Made? • Describe the characteristics typical of sake. • List and state the purpose of the main ingredients that are used in sake production. • List and state the purpose of the main production steps that turn the ingredients into sake. Module 2: Categories and Grades of Sake • Name the principal categories and grades of sake. • State the key characteristics of the principal categories and grades of sake. Module 3: An Introduction to Tasting Sake • Taste sake and describe its notable characteristics using language from WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting. • Distinguish differences and similarities between different styles of sake. Module 4: Sake Production • List and state the purpose of the main production steps used to make sake. Module 5: Japanese Labelling Terms and Speciality Styles of Sake • Name the principal categories and grades of sakes and state their key characteristics. • Name some of the speciality styles of sake and state their key characteristics. • State the production steps that are legally controlled for the principal and some speciality styles of sake. • Recognise Japanese labelling terms for some of the principal categories of sake. Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 4 weeks of study.  All study materials are included in the online course. Students are responsible for their own tasting samples.  Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($395)

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online O1SA2201APP Starts Sep. 06, 2021

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom. Course start date: Monday, September 6, 2021 Course end date:  Sunday, October 3, 2021 Exam date: IWEG is now able to offer online examinations for online WSET Level 1 and 2 courses through a remote invigilation service, as long as you meet specific technical requirements. This means that IWEG students can continue their learning wherever they are without having to wait or travel to complete the exam in person at the school. Please contact Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org to learn if you qualify for the remote invigilation technical requirements and to schedule your exam date.  If you cannot qualify for remote invigilation a "face-to-face" exam will be scheduled for you at IWEG's campus in downtown Toronto at a suitable date. The course will be based around a 4-week, 6 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand sake production and different styles of sake. Students should be advised to taste a range of sakes during their studies. All the required sakes for the course can be found the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.  Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 4 weeks of study.  All study materials are included in the online course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own tasting samples.  Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($395)

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online O1SA2202APP Starts Nov. 08, 2021

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom. Course start date: Monday, November 8, 2021 Course end date:  Sunday, December 5, 2021 Exam date: IWEG is now able to offer online examinations for online WSET Level 1 and 2 courses through a remote invigilation service, as long as you meet specific technical requirements. This means that IWEG students can continue their learning wherever they are without having to wait or travel to complete the exam in person at the school. Please contact Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org to learn if you qualify for the remote invigilation technical requirements and to schedule your exam date.  If you cannot qualify for remote invigilation a "face-to-face" exam will be scheduled for you at IWEG's campus in downtown Toronto at a suitable date. The course will be based around a 4-week, 6 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand sake production and different styles of sake. Students should be advised to taste a range of sakes during their studies. All the required sakes for the course can be found the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.  Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 4 weeks of study.  All study materials are included in the online course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own tasting samples.  Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($395)

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online O1SA2203APP Starts Jan. 10, 2022

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom. Course start date: Monday, January 10, 2022 Course end date:  Sunday, February 6, 2022 Exam date: IWEG is now able to offer online examinations for online WSET Level 1 and 2 courses through a remote invigilation service, as long as you meet specific technical requirements. This means that IWEG students can continue their learning wherever they are without having to wait or travel to complete the exam in person at the school. Please contact Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org to learn if you qualify for the remote invigilation technical requirements and to schedule your exam date.  If you cannot qualify for remote invigilation a "face-to-face" exam will be scheduled for you at IWEG's campus in downtown Toronto at a suitable date. The course will be based around a 4-week, 6 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand sake production and different styles of sake. Students should be advised to taste a range of sakes during their studies. All the required sakes for the course can be found the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.  Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 4 weeks of study.  All study materials are included in the online course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own tasting samples.  Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($395)

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online O1SA2204APP Starts Mar. 14, 2022

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom. Course start date: Monday, March 14, 2022 Course end date:  Sunday, April 10, 2022 Exam date: IWEG is now able to offer online examinations for online WSET Level 1 and 2 courses through a remote invigilation service, as long as you meet specific technical requirements. This means that IWEG students can continue their learning wherever they are without having to wait or travel to complete the exam in person at the school. Please contact Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org to learn if you qualify for the remote invigilation technical requirements and to schedule your exam date.  If you cannot qualify for remote invigilation a "face-to-face" exam will be scheduled for you at IWEG's campus in downtown Toronto at a suitable date. The course will be based around a 4-week, 6 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand sake production and different styles of sake. Students should be advised to taste a range of sakes during their studies. All the required sakes for the course can be found the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.  Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 4 weeks of study.  All study materials are included in the online course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own tasting samples.  Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($395)

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online O1SA2205APP Starts May. 16, 2022

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom. Course start date: Monday, May 16, 2022 Course end date:  Sunday, June 12, 2022 Exam date: IWEG is now able to offer online examinations for online WSET Level 1 and 2 courses through a remote invigilation service, as long as you meet specific technical requirements. This means that IWEG students can continue their learning wherever they are without having to wait or travel to complete the exam in person at the school. Please contact Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org to learn if you qualify for the remote invigilation technical requirements and to schedule your exam date.  If you cannot qualify for remote invigilation a "face-to-face" exam will be scheduled for you at IWEG's campus in downtown Toronto at a suitable date. The course will be based around a 4-week, 6 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand sake production and different styles of sake. Students should be advised to taste a range of sakes during their studies. All the required sakes for the course can be found the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.  Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 4 weeks of study.  All study materials are included in the online course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own tasting samples.  Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.
Enroll for this Class ($395)

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online O1SA2206APP Starts Jul. 18, 2022

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom. Course start date: Monday, July 18, 2022 Course end date:  Sunday, August 14, 2022 Exam date: IWEG is now able to offer online examinations for online WSET Level 1 and 2 courses through a remote invigilation service, as long as you meet specific technical requirements. This means that IWEG students can continue their learning wherever they are without having to wait or travel to complete the exam in person at the school. Please contact Anne Theunissen at atheunissen@iweg.org to learn if you qualify for the remote invigilation technical requirements and to schedule your exam date.  If you cannot qualify for remote invigilation a "face-to-face" exam will be scheduled for you at IWEG's campus in downtown Toronto at a suitable date. The course will be based around a 4-week, 6 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course prepares the student for our qualifications and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand sake production and different styles of sake. Students should be advised to taste a range of sakes during their studies. All the required sakes for the course can be found the Specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.  Students will receive an email from the WSET online classroom just before the start date.  You will participate in online assignments, and online postings during your 4 weeks of study.  All study materials are included in the online course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own tasting samples.  Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account
Enroll for this Class ($395)