This course was a real highlight of my year and some of the best three days well-spent in my beer career. I found the Systematic Approach to Tasting a very useful and relevant way of tasting beer. I now have fresh perspective in describing beer aromas and flavours and can talk about all areas of beer and brewing at a higher level than before.
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study
- 16 hours of guided learning with a WSET course provider
- 11 hours of private study
- A one-hour exam
WSET course providers will be able to offer the course in a variety of formats, for example over consecutive days, weeks or evenings. It can also be studied through WSET’s Online Classroom, an interactive e-learning platform where you complete activities at your own pace over five weeks, under the guidance of an expert educator.
This qualification is currently available in English only.
Your learning will be assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions, to be completed in 60 minutes. Exams will be available both online and in-person.
This qualification is graded:
- Pass: 55% - 69%
- Pass with Merit: 70% - 84%
- Pass with Distinction: 85% or more
WSET is committed to making our exams fair and accessible, and ensuring that no candidate is placed at a disadvantage. If you have any special requirements or need to request reasonable adjustments, please discuss this with your chosen course provider.
When can you enrol?
This qualification is currently in the pre-launch stage. We expect to have the first courses available to book in early 2024.
Courses will be offered through WSET's network of course providers. Beer courses will initially be available in-person in a limited number of markets, as well as online, wherever you are in the world. We’ll be expanding the number of markets where WSET beer courses are available in-person throughout 2024 and beyond.
To register your interest in enrolling on a WSET beer course, please complete the below form - you’ll be amongst the first to know when the first courses are available to book.