ONLINE WSET Level 1 Award in Wines


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

For further enquiries please contact Antoinette Milne on 07814-138065.

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We are pleased to offer the Online WSET Level 1 Award in Wines qualification on Sunday September 19th, 2021 from 10:00am-5:30pm (including breaks) which will be conducted via the Zoom platform. The exam will be on Saturday September 25th via remote invigilation at 2:00pm (from home). There will be a brief introductory Zoom call on Saturday September 18th at 4:00pm. In addition, we can offer a physical exam (date to be determined) in the Cardiff/Swansea areas. This date will be subject to change.

The price is £156.00 per person which is inclusive (includes Study Guide, highlighter, 7 different wine samples in 50ml bottles delivered to a UK mainland address (excluding Highlands and Islands), tuition, mock exam and Remote Invigilation exam however food samples are required in addition. The wines and Study Guide will be posted out within approximately a week 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)Saturday September 18th at 4:00pm Zoom call for brief introduction.

2)Sunday September 19th, 2021 Course – 10:00am-5:30pm

3)Saturday September 25th, 2021 Exam – 4:00pm (please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour of room set-up and administration)



1.Please see the “Candidate Information Checklist – 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, 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 beforehand (see above date) 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.



1.Start: 10:00am-11:45am

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.

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

I)WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Study Guide

II)7 different wines (50ml) to sample together on the day of the course

III)Dedicated WSET Certified Educator to provide the course on the day with a tasting of 7 wines (using the WSET systematic approach to tasting), an interactive wine & food pairing demonstration, activities, learning exercises, mock exam and feedback

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

V)The specification for the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines:


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 Checklist – 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:

  1. i) Must cancel exam 10 working days before exam (to have the exam refund)
  2. ii) Must cancel 10 working 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) or you have the choice to agree to the new date/s in which case there will be no refund.

  1. 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:
  2. a) agree to the new delivery method; or
  3. 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)


5.Please read below:

i.Please email your full name (which matches your Photo ID)

ii.Please email your delivery address

iii.Please email your date of birth

iv.If you are happy to receive emails from us about qualifications/events etc., please indicate yes

v.Please ensure to read the Students Declaration below:



I have read and understand the booking conditions including the Online policies and Terms & Conditions as well as the policy on cancellations, refunds and transfers. I understand that Fine Wines Direct UK (FWD) qualifications and courses are subject to minimum numbers and FWD reserves the right to change tutors, reschedule, cancel, close or combine courses if necessary. I understand that I am required to present authorised photographic identification at all examinations and may be refused entry to an examination if not produced.


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