This course is for
- Individuals working in the industry
- Spirits enthusiasts
The WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits is for individuals who have little or no prior knowledge of spirits. The course provides a comprehensive level of focused product knowledge suitable for those interested in improving job skills and competencies in the spirits industry. By the end of the course, you will be able to give information on the characteristics of the principal spirits and aromatised wines and their production methods. You will also be able to confidently provide guidance on the use and service of spirits and make informed recommendations to customers when selecting spirits and liqueurs to meet their taste and price requirements.
The course content includes:
Module 1: Introducing Spirits
Module 2: Fruit and Sugar Cane Spirits
Module 3: Whisk(e)y, Tequila and Mezcal
Module 4: Vodka; Flavoured Spirits; Liqueurs and Aromatised Wines
Module 5: Bar Essentials and Cocktails
Module 6: Revision and Resources
At the very end of the course, students will take a 1 hour examination online. Students who successfully complete the course and exam will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
Provide those with little or no prior knowledge of spirits with a comprehensive level of focused product knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies – for example, in bar service, and for staff requiring focused product knowledge in retail and wholesaling businesses.
No, there are no entry requirements to take this course
No, WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits is not a prerequisite to take WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits.
Multiple Choice Questions
The examination is taken online and is remotely invigilated.
Remote invigilation allows for students to take their exam on a computer and they will be monitored via webcam, screen sharing technology, and a secondary recording device (e.g. smartphone).
Distinction: 85% and above
Pass with Merit: Between 70% and 84%
Pass: Between 55% and 69%
Yes, you can retake the exam as many times as you need.