We are pleased to offer the Online WSET Level 1 Award in Wines qualification on Monday September 14th from 9:30-5:00pm (including breaks) which will be conducted via the Zoom platform. The exam will be on Monday September 21st via remote invigilation from 6:30pm – 7:15pm (from home). In addition, we will offer a physical exam (date to be determined) in the Cardiff/Swansea areas. This date will be subject to change.

The price is normally £189 per person however we are offering an introductory price of £179 which is inclusive (includes Study Guide, 6 bottles of wine delivered to a UK mainland address, tuition and Remote Invigilation exam however food samples are required in addition). The wines and Study Guide will be posted out approximately 2 weeks before the start of the course. Addresses outside the UK mainland will incur an extra courier charge (please check with us beforehand for cost).


1.Monday September 14th, 2020 Course – 9:30am-5:00pm

2.Monday September 21st, 2020 Exam – 6:30pm-7:15pm (please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour of room set-up and administration beforehand)

3.Monday September 7th, 2020 – Quick Zoom call at 6:00pm to ensure features are working



1.Please see the “Candidate Information – Remote Invigilation” document for details and requirements (technology requirements: we recommend that you use a laptop or desktop device and have a reliable internet connection and to sit your examination online you will also need one additional smart device such as a smartphone or tablet).

2.You will need 6 wine glasses, water to drink, a spittoon, waiter’s friend (corkscrew), pen and paper. Food samples will also be required (details will be emailed after signing up).

3.You will need to have access to the Zoom platform and this will be tested on Monday September 7th at 6:00pm with a brief Zoom call. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and interact on Zoom. A wine & food pairing demonstration is a highlight and usually encourages plenty of questions and comments.

4.SCHEDULE: Monday September 14, 2020:

1.Start: 9:30am-11:15am

2.BREAK – 15 minutes


4.LUNCH – 45 minutes


6.BREAK – 15 minutes



5.All candidates: please provide your email address as the WSET will contact you directly regarding your remotely invigilated exam.



A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.

Learn about:

1.The main types and styles of wine


2.Common wine grapes and their characteristics 3.How to store and serve wine 4.The principles of food and wine pairing along with an interactive demonstration 5.Wine tasting and how to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

*Please read the Online WSET Level 1 Award in Wines specification at




Prior to the course starting date, you will receive and have access to:

I)WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Study Guide

II)6 bottles of wine to sample together on the day of the course (5 x 750ml bottles + 1 x 375ml bottle)

III)Dedicated WSET Certified Educator to provide the course on the day with a tasting of 6 wines (using the WSET systematic approach to tasting), an interactive wine & food pairing demonstration, activities, learning exercises mock test and feedback

IV)Upon passing the exam, candidates will receive the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Certificate and lapel pin.

FWD ONLINE WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Policies

1.The candidate:

i)Is responsible for the facilities and technology (re: remote invigilation exam)

ii)Will accept liability if something goes wrong during exam (poor internet connection, fire alarm etc.)

iii)Will follow up with APP (Fine Wines Direct) after exam

iv)Will follow up with APP after results are issued if they have any problems

2.The ”Candidate Information – Remote Invigilation” document is available before signing up for a Remote Invigilation exam

3.Special considerations and/or reasonable adjustments must be communicated 5 weeks before the start of the qualification

4.Cancellation policy:

i) Must cancel exam 10 days before exam (to have the exam refund)

ii) Must cancel 10 days before the start of the course (however if you have received the wine and/or the Study Guide etc.) , this will not be refunded

iii) If the dates of the qualification are changed, a refund will be made available (deducting any wines and/or Study Guide etc. sent)

iv) If we need to change the delivery method of a course which has already been advertised, we will inform you and you will be given the opportunity to either:

a) agree to the new delivery method; or

b) be given the option to receive a refund in line with the current cancellation policy (deducting any wines and/or Study Guide etc. sent)