WSET Awards

WSET Awards

WSET Awards is the division of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust responsible for the creation, processing and quality assurance of assessments leading to WSET qualifications. It is recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual, the English regulator for qualifications and examinations.

WSET Awards is made up of three teams:

  • The Qualifications team designs qualification specifications and is responsible for assessment format and content at all levels. The team also marks, verifies and moderates WSET assessments.
  • The Assessments team is responsible for the processing of examination orders, the issuing of results and the dispatch of our assessments and certificates to Approved Programme Providers (APPs) around the world.
  • The Quality Assurance team manages our centre approval process and is responsible for compliance and quality assurance, supporting our APPs in the delivery of WSET programmes.

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WSET Awards operates a range of policies for the benefit of learners, covering: Diversity and Equality, Malpractice and Maladministration, Reasonable Adjustments, Complaints and Appeals, Privacy and Special Consideration. Please contact WSET Awards or your APP for further information.


WSET has a reasonable expectation that its staff and those representing WSET at our Approved Programme Providers (APP) will be treated professionally and respectfully as they carry out their jobs. Inappropriate behaviour including verbal or physical abuse, persistent or unrealistic demands, or threats that cause stress to staff will be viewed as misconduct and may lead to permanent exclusion from WSET qualifications.