Situated near London Bridge the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) is an independent, not-for-profit charity founded in 1969 to provide training in wines and spirits to those in the trade and for the general public. It is the only wine and spirit education entity approved by Ofqual – , the UK Government’s regulator for education.
There are 3 strands to their activities:
Qualifications:it is the responsibility of the operating division, WSET Awards, to develop learning outcomes and set examinations leading to a number of qualifications in wine and spirit education. WSET has four levels of qualification courses starting with a basic one-day course,
Education Partners: WSET oversee the appointment, administration and support of an extensive network of third-party teaching and examination centres around the world, the WSET Approved Programme Providers and the WSET Certified Educator Scheme,
Delivery of courses at WSET’s London Wine & Spirit School: the School, based at their London headquarters, is the flagship in terms of course delivery.
WSET also run events for the enthusiast, in the 5th Floor Tasting room in Bermondsey St, for those that just want to understand a bit more about wine, while having a fun evening out, these include food and wine events and specialist tutored tastings.
In the 2017/18 academic year 94,822 candidates sat WSET’s examinations in 75 countries and 18 languages.
The educational staff of the Trust who are involved with the corporate membership of the AWE are listed below with their direct lines and email addresses:
Michael Buriak – 020 7089 3810 – email@example.com
Corporate events, Club/Society tastings, WSET courses, Wine courses
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits
WSET Level 3 Award in Wine
WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits
Common to all qualifications is the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®)