Level 1: Award in Spirits

A beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits. 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 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.

What you’ll learn

  • The basic principles of spirits 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 ® (SAT)

Course delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of six guided learning hours with a WSET course provider. With The Tasting Class teaching starts at 10am. The exam is given from 5pm – 6pm.

Exam specifications level 1: Download Course Specification

Included in the course price:

  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch: salad bar and main meal
  • 8 spirits samples
  • Level 1: Award in Spirits Beverage exam
  • Once off courier services within the UAE
  • Study materials
  • Certificate and pin


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

Course Dates

  • 1 Day Course - Friday 24 January 2020 – 10 AM to 6 PM - Registration Closes 8 January
  • 1 Day Course - Saturday 14 March 2020 – 10 AM to 6 PM - Registration Closes 26 February

Location: Barsha Heights, Dubai

Price: 1680 AED

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