Online WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Online course. Language : english

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4 weeks


Online , Wine Courses , WSET

The WSET ® Level 1 Award wines online course was created for students who prefer a flexible study program. During a 4 week online study program, you will follow exactly the same syllabus as classroom students do, but through a supported and interactive Online Classroom.  Each course has a specific start date and exam date, as well as a registration deadline. 

The online course is performed by WSET London. While your educator will be based there, bookings will be made and exams taken with Transylvania Wine School. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognize the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions. From the start date of the course, students will have one year of access to the online classroom and a set number of weeks of educator support from their educator. The online platform is designed and administered by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and will clearly guide you through modules, activities and feedback exercises. You will also have one year in which to complete your exam. 

The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions.

Who it is aimed at ?

  • Wine lovers wanting to know more about wines within an interactive, structured framework.
  • For the beginning wine professionals

In which language?

WSET ® Online Classroom courses are only offered in English, but study material and exams can be ordered in English, French, German or Italian.

What you will learn ?

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to make food and wine pairings
  • How to store and serve wine
  • How to describe wine using the WSET ® Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine ® (SAT)
  • Social responsibility surrounding wine consumption


To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions. A total mark of 70% or more is required to receive the WSET ®  Level 1 Award in Wines certificate and lapel pin. The certificate is recognized internationally.

WSET students are now able to take their English language Level 1 in Wines on a computer at their home. They will be monitored using Remote Invigilation technology. Please click here for a video showing how Remote Invigilation works. Further detailed information is available here: Candidate Joining Instructions. When ready to take the exam, we’ll arrange a date and time.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be 18 years old to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

Price: € 150.

Please note that additional charges are applicable for all exam re-sits and non-attendance.
Exam resit : €80

What’s Included?

  • All online tuition
  • All course materials
  • Exam fees
  • Certificate with Lapel pin when you pass.
  • Domestic courier costs for your course books, and for your certificate and lapel pin

Wines are not included in the cost of this course and although it will greatly enhance your learning experience, it is not compulsory to taste any wine.

You can order WSET recommended samples in miniature bottles from here.

International students

International courier costs for your certificate are not included, and they will be covered by you. Before you book a class, check the courier costs to your location from Cluj.

Next courses

Registration closes 15 days prior to the online course start date. If payment has not been received by this date your registration will be cancelled.


Course code Course Dates
O1WI2116APP 7 Dec 2020 – 10 Jan 2021
O1WI2117APP 14 Dec 2020 – 17 Jan 2021
O1WI2103APP 11 Jan 2021 – 7 Feb 2021
O1WI2110APP 1 Feb 2021 – 28 Feb 2021
O1WI2104APP 22 Feb 2021 – 21 Mar 2021
O1WI2111APP 15 Mar 2021 – 11 Apr 2021
O1WI2112APP 5 Apr 2021 – 2 May 2021
O1WI2105APP 26 Apr 2021 – 23 May 2021
O1WI2113APP 17 May 2021 – 13 Jun 2021
O1WI2114APP 7 Jun 2021 – 4 Jul 2021
O1WI2106APP 28 Jun 2021 – 25 Jul 2021
O1WI2115APP 19 Jul 2021 – 15 Aug 2021

After completing and sendign this form we will contact you to finalize the enrollment.