WSET courses

WSET courses: Explore the gateway to your learning

One Foot In The Grapes is an Approved Programme Provider for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.
We are teaching WSET courses Level 1 & 2 Awards in Merseyside, Grantham, and across the UK  via  online (Zoom or self-study) 

Level 1 Award in wines classroom (£160)

Three consecutive Saturday mornings at Lu Ban restaurant in Liverpool: 
Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5 2022 (the exam in the final session)
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Level 1 Award in wines online via self-study: (£126-£145)
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Dates available up to July 2022

Level 1 Award in wines online via Zoom: (£126-£145)
Four consecutive Tuesday evenings Feb 15 2022
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Level 2 Award in Wines online via self-study (£298-£320)
Dates available up to July 2022 
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Level 2 Award in Wines online via Zoom (£298-£320)
Eight consecutive Thursday evenings Feb 10 – March 31 2022
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WSET courses - Level 1 Award in Wines

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If you’re new to learning about wine, the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a hands-on introduction.

You don’t need to know anything about wine to take this course.  

You’ll explore what wine is, how it is made and the main types and styles of wine.  

You’ll also develop the skills to describe wines and how to make  food and wine pairings.  

What you will learn

  • Wine basics: Grape growing, regions and how wine is made
  • Principal grape varieties and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of pairing wine and food 
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Course details

How much time? This qualification has a minimum requirement of six hours’ study time, in a classroom or online.

How do you pass? You would sit a 45 minute closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.  To pass, you need to achieve 70% or more.

What do I need? There are no entry requirements. You must be of legal drinking age to taste wine but being underage is not a barrier to taking the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course.

The courses: One Foot in the Grapes offers teaching options which include: 
– Full day in a classroom
– Consecutive Saturday mornings (three weeks)
Online self-study
Online interactive Zoom
– Bespoke corporate courses
Contact us if you want to find out more  

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines: Study fees

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines online courses are £126 – £145 per person.

Option 1: Online self-study  £126 – £145
– You’ll have access to an online self-study portal with the support of an educator.
– You study at your own pace and time over four weeks.
– The study fee includes an online exam – £145
– Paper exams can be arranged in a venue (Liverpool only) – £126
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Option 2: Online Zoom sessions £126 – £145
– You’ll join four interactive Zoom sessions and will learn in real time alongside other students
 – The study fee includes an online exam – £145 
– Paper exams can be arranged in a venue (Liverpool only) – £126

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For online courses you’ll source your own wine samples.

Option 3: Classroom:  £160 
 – Wines and food samples are supplied as part of the course
– The courses take place in WSET-approved venues.
– We plan various timetabled formats
– We will update here (on hold subject to Covid, December 2021)

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Please get in touch

If you can’t see a date for a course you want then please drop us a line.

Contact One Foot in the Grapes using the link below if you have questions before signing up to a course. 

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WSET courses - Level 2 Award in Wines

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The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is the ideal course for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines, as well as those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.

What you will learn

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
  • How to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties
  • How to interpret wine labels from the main wine producing regions of the world
  • How to give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service
  • Understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation

Course delivery

You can take this course if you are a complete beginner. You don’t need a qualification to enrol. However, you may want to consider if you’d like to study the Level 1 Award in Wines to give you some background to the world of wine.

If you’re in any doubt, then One Foot in the Grapes will be very happy to talk you through the options. Contact us here. 

You’ll receive a textbook before the course begins, and One Foot in the Grapes encourages you to read the book before the course begins. It is recommended that people studying the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines undertake 12 hours of private study for the course.

The one-hour exam takes the form of 50 multiple choice questions. To gain the award you must acheive a 55% pass rate. 

One Foot in the Grapes can offer these options: 

  • One day in person with One Foot in the Grapes 
    one day a week for three weeks, 9am-5pm
  • Evenings in person with One Foot in the Grapes 
    one evening a week for nine weeks, 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Online study
    5 week online self study or a Zoom course over 8 sessions.
  • Bespoke: We can deliver bespoke corporate courses for staff training. Contact One Foot in the Grapes to create a plan best for you.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines: Prices​

Online course: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines start from £298 per person.

You’ll have access to an online self-study portal with the support of an online educator. You study at your own pace and time over five weeks.

Exams will take place in person in Liverpool city centre as per booking details, however, there is also an option to take your exam online.

During the course you’ll source your own wine samples and we will offer recommendations. It is recommended that at least 12 wines are tasted as part of this course. 

Classroom courses: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is £325 per person. Courses will soon take place now restrictions are being eased.
Venues will be in Merseyside including Ropes & Twines in Liverpool city centre from the autumn of 2021. 

We will also have courses in Grantham, north Wales and Chester.

All tasting samples  will be provided as part of the course fee.  

How to register

To register your place, find the date that suits, and pay the course fee via the payment buttons.

Please contact us using the form below if you have questions either before or after signing up.

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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

This is a beginner level introduction to spirits for people starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits.
It offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas.  
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Click here for details on the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits online self-study option via One Foot in the Grapes.

In 2022 One Foot In The Grapes will offer this qualification in a classroom (Merseyside only).

To register interest in the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits classroom course, contact us here  

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

This is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.

You’ll learn 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.
Read the course specification

In 2022 One Foot In The Grapes will  offer this qualification in a classroom (Merseyside only) and online (anywhere in the UK).

To register interest in the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits, contact us here