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Qualification Aims

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of wines. It is designed to provide a sound but simple introduction to wines. The qualification will assist those who need a basic familiarity with the main types and styles of wines, for example people who work with wines as part of a larger beverage portfolio in the retail and hospitality sectors.

Successful candidates will be able to know the key stages in grape growing and winemaking, list the principal types and styles of wine, state the key characteristics of wines made from the principal grape varieties as well as other examples of wines, and know the key principles involved in the storage and service of wine. They will consequently be in a position to answer customer queries and provide recommendations for the service of wine.

Intakes

1. Requirements

  • Valid ID (Passport or Driver’s License)
  • Copy of your proof of payment

Send to: hannah.mangibunong@enderuncolleges.com

Deadline for Enrollment Start Date End Date Remote Invigilation Exam
January 1, 2024 January 22, 2024 February 18, 2024 February 24, 2024
January 22, 2024 February 5, 2024 March 3, 2024 March 9,2024
February 5, 2024 February 19, 2024 March 17, 2024 March 23, 2024
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March 18, 2024 April 1, 2024 April 28, 2024 May 4, 2024
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June 10, 2024 June 24, 2024 July 7, 2024 July 13, 2024
June 24, 2024 July 8, 2024 August 4, 2024 August 10, 2024
July 8, 2024 July 22, 2024 August 18, 2024 August 24, 2024

Qualification Structure

Learning Outcomes
In order to meet the qualification aims there are three learning outcomes.

Learning Outcome 1 Know the key stages in grape growing and winemaking.
Learning Outcome 2 Know the types, characteristics and styles of wines made from the principal grape varieties and other examples of wines.
Learning Outcome 3 Know the key principles and practices involved in the storage and service of wine.

Enrolment

There are no restrictions on entry to the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. Candidates who are under the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the examination is being held, or those who choose not to taste alcohol for health or religious reasons, will not be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverage as part of their course, but this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

Total Qualification Time (TQT) and Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

TQT is an estimate of the total amount of time, measured in hours that a learner would reasonably need to be able to show the level of achievement necessary for the award of a qualification, it is made up of GLH and private study time. GLH include all tutor-supervised learning and supervised assessments.

The TQT for the Level 1 Award in Wines is 6 hours, all as GLH. This includes the 45 minutes for the examination.

Recommended Progression Routes

The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, or an equivalent level of experience, is recommended for entry to the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits.

Course Outline

Module 1: What is Wine and How is it Made?

Module 2: Types & Style of Wines

Module 3: Introduction to Tasting

Module 4: Grape Varieties and Wine

Module 5: Storage & Service of Wine

Module 6: Pairing Food & Wine

Module 7: Revision and Resources

Certification Assessment
The examination is taken online. The duration of the exam is 45 minutes.

FAQs

1. What are the prerequisites of the course?
None
2. I don't have much knowledge about wine. Am I qualified to take the course?
Yes, anyone who is interested in wines can take the course.
3. Will the classes be online?
Yes, via the WSET online classroom. There are no live online lecture sessions.
4. Does the course have a certification exam?
Yes, the exam is taken online and is remotely invigilated. The duration of the exam is 45 minutes.
5. What is a remotely invigilated exam?
Remote invigilation allows students to take their exam on a computer, and they will be monitored via webcam, screen sharing technology, and a secondary recording device (e.g. smartphone).
6. I still have some questions. Who can I contact to get more information?

Class Details

Venue

Online

Price

PhP 21,000

Format

Asynchronous Learning
Accepted Payment Methods
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Program Faculty

Bel S. Castro

Ms. Bel S. Castro is one of the founding faculty members of Enderun Colleges and is currently Asst. Dean of the College of Hospitality Management. She oversees all wine programs offered by Enderun Extension. In addition to holding a Level 3 Award in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (UK), she has also successfully completed the WSET Wine Educatorā€™s Programme. Her academic credentials include a degree in Restaurant Operations from Le Cordon Bleu in Australia and a Master of Arts in Gastronomy, a double-badged program of Le Cordon Bleu and the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Her personal interests are centered on food history, cuisine, and culture. Her research in these fields has led to invitations to present her work on several occasions at the Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, and also at the prestigious Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery.