WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online Learning IWEG Online Learning

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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.

The course prepares the student for the WSET qualification and students 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 week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand the differences between spirit types and styles.

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.

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

Students are advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. All the required spirits for the course can be found in the “Recommended Tasting Samples for this Course” section online.
Any additional spirits 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 spirits samples and the cost of these is not included in the course fee. It is not mandatory to taste spirits as no tasting assessment is included in the examination to obtain the certificate.
 
Students should be advised to schedule a minimum of one-hour of private study before sitting the 45 minutes Level 1 Award in Spirits examination.
 
Technical requirements
 
Students will require access to a computer (recommended) and/or smartphone or tablet with the following 
 
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.
 
Module 1: What are spirits and how are they made?
 
  • List and state the purpose of the four key stages used in spirits production.
  • Identify the two types of still, state how they are used and what styles of spirit they can produce.
  • Identify the production processes that affect the aroma, sweetness and colour of a spirit.

 

Module 2: Cognac, vodka and an introduction to tasting
 
  • Name the types of Cognac and the defining aromas of Cognac and vodka. 
  • Name the raw material used to make Cognac and vodka.
  • Identify key production processes that influence the characteristics of Cognac and vodka.
  • State the meaning of key Cognac labelling terms.

 

Module 3: Whisk(e)y
 
  • Name the principal categories and types of whisk(e)y and their defining aromas. 
  • Name the raw material used to make whisk(e)y.
  • Identify key production processes that influence the characteristics of the principal categories and types of whisk(e)y.
  • State the meaning of key labelling terms used for the principal categories and types of whisk(e)y.

 

Module 4: Rum and Tequila
 
  • Name the principal types of rum and the principal categories and types of Tequila and their defining aromas. Name the raw material used to make rum and Tequila.
  • Identify key production processes that influence the characteristics of the principal types of rum and the principal categories and types of Tequila.
  • State the meaning of key labelling terms used for the principal categories and types of Tequila.
     
Module 5: Flavoured spirits and aromatised wines
 
  • Name the principal categories and types of flavoured spirits and aromatised wines and state their defining aromas.
  • Identify key production processes that influence the characteristics of the principal categories and types of flavoured spirits and aromatised wines.
  • State the meaning of key labelling terms used for the principal categories and types of flavoured spirits and aromatised wines.

 

Module 6: Mixing with spirits
 
  • State the two sets of scales used to create a balanced cocktail.
  • Name four core cocktail families and some examples from each family.
Module 7: Revision and resources
 
  • Mock multiple-choice feedback examination which can be attempted as many times as the student likes

IWEG's Cancellation and Refund Policy

Please read IWEG's Cancellation and Refund Policy carefully before registering.

Please note all course materials are paid upon registration, and are non refundable.




Available Classes:


WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online O1SP2201APP Starts Aug. 23, 2021

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam

Payment for this course must be received by noon on August 12, 2021.  This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom Course start date: Monday, August 23, 2021.  Course end date:  Sunday, September 19, 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.   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 Spirits Online O1SP2202APP Starts Oct. 18, 2021

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom Course start date: Monday, October 18, 2021.  Course end date:  Sunday, November 14, 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.   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 Spirits Online O1SP2203APP Starts Jan. 10, 2022

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits 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.   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 Spirits Online O1SP2204APP Starts Mar. 07, 2022

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom Course start date: Monday, March 7, 2022.  Course end date:  Sunday, April 3, 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.   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 Spirits Online O1SP2205APP Starts May. 02, 2022

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom Course start date: Monday, May 2, 2022.  Course end date:  Sunday, May 29, 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.   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 Spirits Online O1SP2206APP Starts Jun. 27, 2022

Cost: $395
IWEG Drinks Academy - Remote Invigilation Exam
This is the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online delivered through WSET Global's Online Classroom Course start date: Monday, June 27, 2022.  Course end date:  Sunday, July 24, 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.   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)