We are pleased to offer the Online WSET Level 1 Award in Wines qualification on Monday September 14th from 9:30-5:00pm (including breaks) which will be conducted via the Zoom platform. The exam will be on Monday September 21st via remote invigilation from 6:30pm - 7:15pm (from home). In addition, we will offer a physical exam (date to be determined) in the Cardiff/Swansea areas. This date will be subject to change and it will be conducted under the Fine Wines Direct UK Approved Programme Provider.
The price is normally £189 per person however we are offering an introductory price of £179 which is inclusive (includes Study Guide, 6 bottles of wine delivered to a UK mainland address, tuition and Remote Invigilation exam however food samples are required in addition). The wines and Study Guide will be posted out approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course. Addresses outside the UK mainland will incur an extra courier charge (please check with us beforehand for cost).
1.Monday September 14th, 2020 Course – 9:30am-5:00pm
2.Monday September 21st, 2020 Exam – 6:30pm-7:15pm (please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour of room set-up and administration beforehand)
3.Monday September 7th, 2020 – Quick Zoom call at 6:00pm to ensure features are working
1.Please see the "Candidate Information - Remote Invigilation" document for details and requirements (technology requirements: we recommend that you use a laptop or desktop device and have a reliable internet connection and to sit your examination online you will also need one additional smart device such as a smartphone or tablet).
2.You will need 6 wine glasses, water to drink, a spittoon, waiter's friend (corkscrew), pen and paper. Food samples will also be required (details will be emailed after signing up).
3.You will need to have access to the Zoom platform and this will be tested on Monday September 7th at 6:00pm with a brief Zoom call. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and interact on Zoom. A wine & food pairing demonstration is a highlight and usually encourages plenty of questions and comments.
4.SCHEDULE: Monday September 14, 2020:
2.BREAK - 15 minutes
4.LUNCH - 45 minutes
6.BREAK - 15 minutes
5.All candidates: please provide your email address as the WSET will contact you directly regarding your remotely invigilated exam.
Prior to the course starting date, you will receive and have access to:
I)WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Study Guide
II)6 bottles of wine to sample together on the day of the course (5 x 750ml bottles + 1 x 375ml bottle)
III)Dedicated WSET Certified Educator to provide the course on the day with a tasting of 6 wines (using the WSET systematic approach to tasting), an interactive wine & food pairing demonstration, activities, learning exercises, mock test and feedback
IV)Upon passing the exam, candidates will receive the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Certificate and lapel pin