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WSET® Level 2 Award Wines and Spirits



This qualification is popular with wine and spirit employees and will give students excellent all-round product knowledge. The course is also suitable for the interested consumer.


The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, and principle varieties of spirits.

(Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits lapel pin)



  • How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
  • Key white grape varieties
  • Key black grape varieties
  • Wine-producing regions of the world
  • Sparkling wines
  • Sweet wines and fortified wines

PDF File Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Specification (2014) (3913KB)




Where to Study?


study locations

Around the World


Entry Requirements:
Students and candidates who are under the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the examination is being held will NOT be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverages as part of their course, but this is NOT a barrier for successfully completing the qualification.  (Entry requirements may vary according to Approved Programme Provider)

How to gain the qualification:

You must successfully complete a
multiple choice paper of 50 questions. 

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This qualification is accredited at Level 2 in the UK National Qualifications Framework. It is also approved as a Technical Certificate for the Advanced Level Hospitality Modern Apprenticeship.
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Many WSET qualifications are part of the UK qualifications framework, and the education courses leading to WSET qualifications are an invaluable source of information for students to enhance their knowledge of wines and spirits. WSET qualifications are not a guarantee of employment or career progression, nor do they form part of any regulated qualifications framework outside UK.

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