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Level 1 Award In Wines

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

The following topics will be covered during the day:
– The key stages in grape growing and wine-making.
– The types, characteristics and styles of wines made from the principal grape varieties and other examples of wine.
– The key principles and practices involved in the storage and service of wine.
– There will be an opportunity to discuss and taste a range of red and white wines and discover how to describe and taste them like a professional.

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06/12/2021 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : SHCN0002/21/AF
Level : Level 1
Duration : 1 Day

Cost : Total Fee £129

North Devon campus Apply
09/05/2022 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : SHCN0002/21/BF
Level : Level 1
Duration : 1 Day

Cost : Total Fee £129

North Devon campus Apply

Course details


This course is assessed by a closed-book examination that consists of 30 multiple-choice questions, to be completed in 45 minutes.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be over 18 years of age and of course, enjoy wine!


The course could lead to the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines.

Facilities and resources

The course will be held in our Public Restaurant “The Taw” at Petroc. All wine samples are included in the price and wine tasting glasses are also supplied for tasting. You will also be sent a WSET Level 1 resource book prior to the course starting.


Q: Are there any extra costs?

A: No, wine samples are included in the price.

Apply for this course

Staring Date : 06/12/2021
Course Code : SHCN0002/21/AF North Devon campus Apply
Staring Date : 09/05/2022
Course Code : SHCN0002/21/BF North Devon campus Apply

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.