WSET level 2 Award in spiritsFree
About this course
WSET level 2 Award in spirits
You want to know all the spirits categories that exist? Their production technique and raw materials? This qualification is designed for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.
This programme develops the expertise in spirits and liqueurs by learning 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.
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, including your Personal Training Account (CPF)
Learning outcome 1:
Understand the main production factors that determine types of spirits.
- Key stages of spirits production
- Raw material
- Pot stills
- Column stills
Learning outcome 2:
Understand how the principal types of spirits are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics.
- Fruit spirits
- Whisky/ Whiskey
- Agave spiritis
Learning Outcome 3
Understand how the principal types of flavoured spirits, liqueurs and aromatised wines are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics.
- Flavoured spirits: Gin, Aniseed spirits, Biters, Spiced rum, Flavoured vodka, Liqueurs
- Aromatised wines: Vermouth
Learning Outcome 4
Know the common equipment used and the principles involved in the service of spirits.
- Common equipment and glassware
- Important cocktail ingredients
- Balanced cocktail
- Cocktail families
Upon registration at a WSET Level 2 Award in wines qualification, you’ll receive 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 Wine » which will be used during the course when tasting wines.
WSET recommends that a student should allocate a minimum of 26 hours of study to successfully complete the full programme. The hours will be a combination of taught and private study time (10h). It’s therefore very important that you read the book « Spirits: looking behind the label» before the course starts and you’re confident with the topics which are covered. This will ensure a much more dynamic and profitable tuition time and a better group interaction. The course is only the last step of preparation to the exam.
- Type : 50 multiple-choice questions
- Duration : 1 hour
- Pass marks : 55 %
- Resit : possible