The Wine &
Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is a globally recognised education and qualification programme in wines, spirits and sake for both professionals and enthusiasts. With over 47 years of history, the programme has since gained traction internationally and is now the preferred accreditation in the F&B industry.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

WSET® LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WINES

Course Overview

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings.

Course Objective

The candidate will:

  • be equipped with basic product knowledge and skills in the service of wines required
  • be able to handle basic customer enquiries related to wines
  • understand the basic concept of food & wine matching

Course Outline

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Course Duration

7 hours (1 day), same day examination

Course Assessment

  • Closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.
  • Candidate must achieve a minimum 70% in the multiple-choice question paper in 45 minutes.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


Course Fee

SGD530 nett per person  (inclusive of registration, study materials, tuition fees, samples for tasting and one sitting of examination)

*Eligible candidates may claim NTUC UTAP .

**Special rates available for bulk enrolment.

Others

Please ensure that you have read up our terms & conditions on our registration forms before signing up for the course.

WSET® LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES

Course Overview

For individuals seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labeling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided.

Course Objective

The candidate will:

  • be able to interpret the labels of the major wines and spirits of the world
  • be able to give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service of wines and spirits
  • understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation

Course Outline

  • How wine is made
  • What factors influence wine style
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • The production of sparkling, sweet, and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine pairing principles
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Course Duration

16 hours (2 days), examination on schedule

Course Assessment

  • Closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • Candidate must achieve a minimum 55% in the multiple-choice question paper in 60 minutes.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.


Course Fee

SGD1,115 nett per person  (inclusive of registration, study materials, tuition fees, samples for tasting and one sitting of examination)

*Eligible candidates may claim NTUC UTAP.

**Special rates available for bulk enrolment.

Others

Please ensure that you have read up our terms & conditions on our registration forms before signing up for the course.

WSET® LEVEL 3 AWARD IN WINES

Course Overview & Objective

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to give a thorough understanding of the factors that
account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world. The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regards to their style, quality and price. The qualification provides the in-depth product knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in product selection in the retail and hospitality sectors.

Successful candidates will be able to describe the characteristics of the principal wines of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and price. They will consequently be in a position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of wines in a variety of situations

Course Outline

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • The key characteristics of the principal:
    • still wines of the world
    • sparkling wines of the world
    • fortified wines of the world
  • How to make appropriate wine recommendations
  • How to taste wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Course Duration

32 hours (4 days consecutive 0r 8 consecutive Saturdays), examination on schedule

Course Assessment

Candidates will be required to pass a closed-book examination, comprising two units.

Unit 1: A theory examination of two parts to be completed in two hours. The paper comprises:
• 50 multiple-choice questions
• 4 x 25 mark short written answer questions

A mark of 55 per cent in each part is required to achieve a pass in this unit of the qualification.

Unit 2: A tasting examination in the form of a blind tasting of two wines to be completed in 30 minutes.

A mark of 55 per cent is required to achieve a pass in this unit of the qualification.

In order to be awarded the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, candidates must achieve a pass in both units of the examination.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to students who have passed the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. If you do not hold the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, but have obtained the relevant knowledge and experience, you are eligible to gain entry through successful completion of an online entry test.

 Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.


Course Fee

SGD2,250 nett per person  (inclusive of registration, study materials, tuition fees, samples for tasting and one sitting of examination)

*Eligible candidates may claim NTUC UTAP.

**Special rates available for bulk enrolment.

Others

Please ensure that you have read up our terms & conditions on our registration forms before signing up for the course.

WSET® LEVEL 1 AWARD IN SAKE

Course Overview

For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of sake. You’ll explore the main styles and types of sake through sight, smell and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

Course Objective

The candidate will able to:

  • List and state the purpose of the main ingredients and the main production
    steps used to make sake.
  • Name the principal categories and grades of sake as well as some
    speciality styles of sake and state their key characteristics
  • Know and recognise the processes and principles involved in the storage
    and service of sake.

Course Outline

  • The basic principles of sake production
  • The main types and styles of sake
  • How to serve sake
  • Factors affecting the flavour of sake
  • How to describe sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)

Course Duration

7 hours (1 day), same day examination

Course Assessment

  • Closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.
  • Candidate must achieve a minimum 70% in the multiple-choice question paper in 45 minutes.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


Course Fee

SGD550 nett per person  (inclusive of registration, study materials, tuition fees, samples for tasting and one sitting of examination)

*Eligible candidates may claim NTUC UTAP.

**Special rates available for bulk enrolment.

Others

Please ensure that you have read up our terms & conditions on our registration forms before signing up for the course.

WSET® LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SAKE

Course Overview

An advanced level qualification for professionals working with sake or sake enthusiasts.

For individuals seeking to develop their expertise in sake, this qualification will provide you with a detailed understanding of the production methods that affect the style, quality and price of sake. Upon completion you will be able to assess sakes accurately, and use this information and your understanding of sakes to make authoritative recommendations. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Course Objective

The candidate will able to:

  • Identify the main ingredients and the choices that are involved in the production of sake and explain how they influence the style and quality of the sakes that are produced.
  • Identify and describe the characteristics of the principal and speciality categories of sake; recognise, define and explain important labelling terms and the factors influencing the style, quality and price of these sakes.
  • Identify and state the role of the principal sake trade organisations in Japan and state the commercial importance of sake in the Japanese and export markets.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide information and advice to customers and staff about sake.
  • Describe the key characteristics of the principal categories and grades of sake as well as selected specialty sakes and use the description to identify the grade and method of production.

Course Outline

Unit 1

  • The main techniques that are used in the production of sake and how they influence style and quality
  • The principal and specialty categories of sake
  • The sake industry and the commercial importance of sake in the Japanese and export markets
  • The principles behind the storage, selection and service of sake

Unit 2

  • How to taste sake, and evaluate quality, identity and price, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)

Course Duration

21 hours (3 days), examination on schedule

Course Assessment

  • Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of short written answers.
  • Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two sakes.

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification; You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting; however, this is not a barrier to successfully completing Unit 1.

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


Course Fee

SGD2050 nett per person  (inclusive of registration, study materials, tuition fees, samples for tasting and one sitting of examination)

*Eligible for NTUC-UTAP funding.

**Special rates available for bulk enrollment.

Others

Please ensure that you have read up our terms & conditions on our registration forms before signing up for the course.

WSET® LEVEL 1 AWARD IN SPIRITS

Course Overview

For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

Course Objective

The candidate will able to:

  • List and state the purpose of the main production processes and stills commonly used in the production of spirits.
  • Name the principal categories and types of spirit and state their defining characteristics.
  • Know and recognise the common equipment and principles involved in the storage and service of spirits.

Course Outline

  • The basic principles of spirit production
  • The main types and styles of spirits
  • How to serve spirits
  • Factors affecting the flavour of spirits
  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

Course Duration

7 hours (1 day), same day examination

Course Assessment

  • Closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.
  • Candidate must achieve a minimum 70% in the multiple-choice question paper in 45 minutes.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


Course Fee

SGD530 nett per person  (inclusive of registration, study materials, tuition fees, samples for tasting and one sitting of examination)

*Eligible for NTUC-UTAP funding.

**Special rates available for bulk enrolment.

Others

Please ensure that you have read up our terms & conditions on our registration forms before signing up for the course.

WSET® LEVEL 2 AWARD IN SPIRITS

Course Overview

For individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs, you’ll learn about the fundamental production methods and principal raw materials discovering how they are used to make the key spirit styles. You’ll also explore the key practices and principles of serving spirits and the use of spirits in cocktails. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Course Objective

The candidate will:

  • Understand the main production factors that determine types of spirits
  • Understand how the principal types of spirits are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics.
  • Understand how the principal types of flavoured spirits, liqueurs and aromatised wines are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics.
  • Know the common equipment used and the principles involved in the service of spirits.

Course Outline

  • How production methods affect the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
  • The characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)

Course Duration

16 hours (2 days), examination on schedule

Course Assessment

  • Closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.
  • Candidate must achieve a minimum 55% in the multiple-choice question paper in 60 minutes.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.


Course Fee

SGD 950 nett per person  (inclusive of registration, study materials, tuition fees, samples for tasting and one sitting of examination)

*Eligible for NTUC-UTAP funding.

**Special rates available for bulk enrolment.

Others

Please ensure that you have read up our terms & conditions on our registration forms before signing up for the course.

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