The ACADEMY OF WINE & SPIRITS can offer you the following WSET® courses:

The Academy of Wine & Spirits is an approved program provider, since 2015, and offers a range of WSET® courses in South Africa. The WSET® wine education courses are offered and recognised internationally and since 1969 have been the world’s leading provider of qualifications in wines and spirits. Tutored by approved lecturers, courses and examinations will be offered in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch, for now, and will cover WSET® Levels 1 to 3.

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Come and immerse yourself in the world of wine, whether it is for your personal satisfaction, or for a career move into hospitality, retail or wholesale wine and spirits sectors.

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Whether you are a novice or professional we have the course to suit you.

WSET®  Level 1 Award in Wines

This qualification provides a basic introduction to the main styles of wines available to front-line staff involved in the service or sale of wine. The qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the storage and service of wines required to prepare a person for their first job in wine hospitality or retail.

WSET®  Level 1 Award in Spirits (NEW)

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

WSET®  Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

This course is intended for those who have little or no previous knowledge of the broad range of wines and spirits. It is suitable wherever a sound but simple level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies for example, in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries. It is also useful for those who have a general interest in the subject.

WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits (NEW)

This qualification offers comprehensive breadth and depth of knowledge in all product categories in the field of alcoholic drinks, together with the theory of tasting technique. It is suitable for those with little previous experience. This course is for all students, public, as well as students in the trade (customer service, hospitality, retail and wholesale).

WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines (NEW)

The WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to give a thorough understanding of the factors that account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world. The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regards to their style, quality and price. The qualification provides the in-depth product knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in product selection in the retail and hospitality sectors.


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