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Online WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines

Online WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines

This course offers a gradual introduction for those who wish to discover the world of wine at their own pace.

The WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines is an introductory wine educational programme suitable for beginners. This hands-on course aims to discover the essential stages of viticulture and vinification. You will explore the main types and styles of wine, and grape varieties through sight, smell, and taste. You will also learn the principles of wine storage and service and gain basic skills in accurately describing wines and pairing wine and food correctly. After completing your course, you will be able to respond to your customers’ requests, provide them with knowledgeable advice and perform proper wine service.

The WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines is organised around seven or nine course modules, depending on the language chosen, and delivered entirely through a 4-week e-learning platform access. Modules must be followed in their original sequence for better understanding, but students can complete them at their own pace during the course duration. An estimated 12-hour study time is required, plus the necessary revision time before the examination. Regular access to and active participation in online activities are essential for this learning mode.

Accessibility of training to people with disabilities. Contact our disability advisor on 05 57 71 75 61 or by email contact@wisp-campus.com in order to study together the necessary arrangements.

Who can benefit from the online WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines?

New professionals entering the wine sector.

Wine and oenology enthusiasts who wish to learn more about the industry.

People in professional transition and pursuing a wine career.

Entrepreneurs and wine merchants who wish to obtain a first recognised certification.

Those involved in wine tourism.

What will you learn in this online WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines?

The composition of grapes.

The key stages in grape growing and winemaking.

How to describe wine types and styles produced from the main grape varieties and their specific characteristics to customers.

The basic principles of wine storage and service.

The proper wine-serving techniques

The principles of food and wine pairing

How does the online course work?

You access an e-learning platform (WSET® or WiSP, depending on the language chosen), which offers e-learning modules over a defined period. The training content is mediatised and provided in various formats: text, video, and interactive activities. In addition, knowledge test questions are included throughout the modules to prepare you for the exam. Moreover, the WiSP e-learning platform offers fun and creative content specially developed by our educational team for an enriched experience. Another way to learn while covering all the modules. An application is also available on your tablet or Smartphone to study on the move, wherever, whenever. The WiSP team remains available to provide a specific revision schedule.

What are WiSP e-learning benefits?

More flexible than in-class training, you can learn at your own pace anytime.

  • Autonomous Learning Progression: Stay in control of your learning progression by studying at your own pace and convenience. Thanks to the "replay" function, you can review the content as often as needed.
  • Online Learning in Motion: You can access your content whenever and wherever. All you need is an internet connection. Course materials are available on a computer (online platform), tablet or Smartphone (application).
  • Study Mode Flexibility and Materials Availability: A wide variety of formats and modules are available! Our online courses include a comprehensive study manual covering the course's content, collaborative activities, quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation, and tasting webinars.
  • Online Student Support: You are not alone! A dedicated WiSP team member will follow up with you throughout your training and answer your questions.
  • Same Content and Recognition: The e-learning programmes and certification exams are strictly identical to the in-class mode. Both study modes carry the same diploma recognition.
  • Dedicated Forum: Exchange with your future classmates and discover the profile and background of each one.

Detailed PROGRAM of the WSET® Level 1 online wine course

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Know the key stages in grape growing and winemaking.

  • Basic Grape berry structure
  • Key stages of grape growing
  • Climate influence on the vineyard
  • Alcoholic fermentation process
  • Still red, white and rosé wines production

Gain knowledge of all wine types and styles.

  • Wine styles: Still, sparkling and fortified
  • Main structural components of wine

Learn to taste and describe wine using a systematic approach.

  • Wine sensory and descriptive characteristics analysis using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT)
  • The differences and similarities between the diverse wine styles

Know the types, styles and characteristics of wines made from the principal grape varieties and other examples of wines.

  • Main grape varieties: Their characteristics and the style of wines they produce
  • Origin wines: Their grape varieties, main characteristics and styles

Know the key principles and practices involved in the storage and service of wine.

  • Wine storage
  • Service temperature
  • Wine-serving techniques

Identify the principal food and wine interactions and recognise their effect on the wine.

Prepare for your exam by practising with a mock multiple-choice feedback examination, which can be attempted as often as needed.

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Here are the different stages of the online WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines, from course registration to certificate validation.

I validate my registration with the support of the WiSP team.

I receive my access codes to connect to the e-learning platform.

I have unlimited access to the online study modules and progress at my own pace. I have unlimited access to the e-learning platform and can manage my progress at my own pace over the 4-week course duration (recommended study time: 3 hours/week).

This qualification is delivered as a group training session. As such, an educator monitors my progress and facilitates the group session. I ask all my questions in the forum to fully understand all the concepts covered in the modules.

Fifteen days before the exam date, I will receive an invitation. The 45-minute exam (30 MCQs) can be in person (FR / EN) or online (EN only).

Six weeks after the exam, I will receive my results by e-mail. If I successfully pass my exam, I will receive my WSET® certificate and lapel pin by post.

Next sessions

WSET niveau 1 vin / Anglais online


July 2023

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    24 Jul 2023 at 09H 00
    20 Aug 2023 at 17H 30
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    Physical / Online


Individualised support throughout your training day.

A course that combines theory and tasting sensory training.

Certified educators and wine experts.

95% success rate in the online WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines.

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