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WSET level 2 Award in spirits online

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WSET level 2 Award in spirits online

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WSET level 2 Award in spirits online

Ideal for those with a tight timetable, the online version of WSET Level 2 Award in spirits offers a “tailormade” beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs of the world.

The programme, based on theory and tasting* practice, is intended to provide a comprehensive level of focused product knowledge. You will be able to give information on the characteristics of the principal spirits and aromatised wines as well as their methods of production.

On-line courses are available in English only. The course is based around a 5-week, 6-module online programme with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. Thought, there are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.

However, candidate must show at Bordeaux campus for siting the examination in-class.

*a tasting set of 28 spirits (2cl.) corresponding to the official programme can be supplied (optional). See Study Materials section.

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You are active (working or unemployed) in France, and you wish to have your course financed within the framework of vocational training aid? This training can be financed through various means.

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Syllabus 2020 – 2021

Module 1: Introducing Spirits

  • Learn to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting®
  • Discover how spirits are made and the influence of production methods on the style of spirit produced.

Module 2: Fruit and Sugar Cane Spirits

    • Learn about the raw materials and production processes used to produce the principal types of fruit and sugar cane spirits.
    • Learn about the key characteristics and labelling terms used for these styles of spirits.

Module 3: Whisk(e)y, Tequila and Mezcal

    • Learn about the raw materials and production processes used to produce the principal types of whiskies, tequila and mezcal.
    • Learn about the key characteristics and labelling terms used for these styles of spirits.

 

Module 4: Vodka; Flavoured Spirits; Liqueurs and Aromatised Wines

    • Learn about the raw materials and production processes used to produce the principal types of vodka, flavoured spirits, liqueurs and aromatised wines.
    • Learn about the key labelling terms used for these styles of spirits.

 

Module 5: Bar Essentials and Cocktails

  • Learn about the common equipment and glassware used in the service of spirits and cocktails.
  • Learn about the key ingredients and the factors to be considered when making a balanced cocktail. Learn about the key cocktail families and know notable examples from each.

 

 

Module 6: Revision and Resources

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

Upon registration at a WSET Level 2 Award in spirits qualification online, you’ll receive:

1/ a 5 weeks full-time access to the online classroom.

2/ a study pack essential to your preparation. It contains 3 items:

  • The book « Spirits: looking behind the label» which covers the whole program. This book is full of extremely useful information for you’ll keep using in your professional daily life.
  • The « Workbook». It will help you in following the course (maps, resuming tables, etc.) and in your revisions (samples questions). You can take your notes on it directly during the course.
  • Tasting sheet « Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits » which will be used during the course when tasting wines.

3/ (OPTIONAL) a tasting pack of the 28 spirits recommended in WSET Level 2 in spirits specifications, in a 2cl format.

More infos

1 pack of 28 different spirits samples needed to meet the tasting requirements for students taking WSET level 2 in Spirits course (more details on the selection of spirits in the section “Recommended tasting samples” of the documents SPECIFICATIONS).

149,90€ + shipping fees (contact us).  

Candidates will have to show at our Bordeaux or Toulouse campus for siting the exam in-class.

  • Type : 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Duration : 1 hour
  • Pass marks : 55 %
  • Resit : possibe

OVERVIEW

Entry requirements: none
Duration: 5 weeks
Languages: English
Spirits tasted: optional set of 28 recommended samples (2 cl.) available

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29 November 2021