One Foot in the Grapes has partnered with the Drinks Trust charity to make our courses available within the trust’s Develop bursary scheme.
Study the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines in the Global Classroom
- What is it: Join other students in the online WSET global classroom, to study the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.
- What will you do: You will log on when you want to, at a pace and a time to suit you. The Level 1 Global course consists of four weeks of self-study. You’ll have access to the course material for a year.
- How does it work: You’ll be guided by an online tutor. Each of the five modules (see below) is designed to be interactive, so expect to post in forums, watch videos, complete quizzes and reflect on tasks.
- The study time: The study should take about six hours in total to complete across the four weeks, plus any revision time.
- Wines: You should taste a minimum of six wines, as outlined within the course modules. You will need to buy these.
- Study guide: All the study material you need is within the online course.
- Exam date: One Foot in the Grapes will agree the online exam date with you as soon as you book.
- The study fee: This course in the Global Classroom is £180 via One Foot in the Grapes, to the end of July 2024. WSET fees rise in August. Resit fees not included.
- How to book: Select a date within the shopping basket. There will be an option to pay in three instalments (if eligible).
- To complete the booking: One Foot in the Grapes will request a form of photo ID.
- Entry requirements: You don’t need any qualifications to study this Level 1 course.
How do you pass?
In this Level 1 global course you sit a 45-minute online exam of 30 multiple-choice questions. You need 70% or more to pass. Paper exams are only available in Liverpool.
The five modules of the Global online WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
What is wine and how is it made?: Learn – the main parts of a grape and what they contain – key stages in the annual cycle of grape growing – name and define different climates and how they can affect the characteristics of grapes – list the requirements for and the products of alcoholic fermentation – know and order the key stages in the production of still white, red and rosé wines.
Types and styles of wine: Learn – the three types of wines: still wines, sparkling wines, fortified wines – the characteristics that contribute to different wine styles – to taste and describe wines using the WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting
Grape varieties and wines: Learn – the principal grape varieties and identify the characteristics and styles of their wines – examples of wines from the principal grape varieties and recall the types characteristics and styles of these wines – identify other examples of wines and recall the types, characteristics and styles of these wines
Storage and service of wines: Identify and define the ideal conditions for storing and preserving wine. State the recommended service temperature description for the principal types and styles of wine. State the correct procedures for opening and serving wine. Identify the principal food and wine interactions and recognise the effect they typically have on a wine.
Revision: Mock multiple-choice feedback examination which can be attempted as many times as the student likes.