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WSET LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SPIRITS

WSET LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SPIRITS

The WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits is an advanced-level qualification for professionals and enthusiasts wishing to acquire a detailed understanding of the spirits of the world and develop the tasting skills required to accurately describe and evaluate a spirit.

You’ll acquire a deep theoretical understanding of the techniques used in spirit production, from the processing of raw materials to post-distillation operations.

Through a combination of tasting and the application of theoretical knowledge you will learn to explain confidently why spirits look and taste the way they do and how and why they differ from each other.

What you’ll learn?

I. A detailed understanding of the techniques used in spirit production:

  • Processing of raw materials
  • Alcoholic fermentation
  • Distillation
  • Post-distillation practices

II. Factors affecting the style and quality of spirits, studying eleven core spirit categories in detail:

  • Scotch Whisky
  • Bourbon
  • Rye Whiskey
  • Tennessee Whiskey
  • Cognac
  • Armagnac
  • Caribbean rum
  • Tequila
  • Mezcal
  • Vodka
  • Gin

III. An overview of 23 additional spirit categories, focusing on:

  • Principal production methods
  • Key styles
  • Key labelling terms

IV. How to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT).

V. Tutored tastings of 50 spirits from all over the world.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge (for non-holders of WSET Spirits Level 2 qualification, online entry test applies).

You must be at least 18 years old to enrol on any of our courses.

Specification

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the specification below:

How should you prepare?

This is a highly rewarding yet demanding course, which requires a minimum of 60 hours of private study time. We recommend that you book the course in advance so that you can receive your study materials and complete a significant proportion of our private study hours prior to the course start.

Course delivery

  • 5 weeks course (Classroom X Zoom formula)
  • 4 Days – online Zoom sessions
  • 5 Days – classroom sessions (including Examination)
  • Access to ‘Level 3 Award in Spirits Online Preparation Course’.

All classes are delivered in English.

Assessment

The assessment involves exam of multiple-choice questions and the writing of short-form answers, all in in English. Therefore, a strong grasp of written and spoken English is beneficial.

The 2½-hour closed-book examination is made up of:

Unit 1: a two-part theory examination

  • Part 1 is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Part 2 is made up of short answer questions

Unit 2: a tasting examination of two spirit samples tasted blind

You will need to pass both parts of the theory examination (Unit 1), and the tasting examination (Unit 2), to achieve the qualification.

On successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated certified logo.

Resit examination fees: unit 1 (theory) – 600 PLN, unit 2 (tasting) – 300 PLN.

Course plan

Five weeks course (Classroom X Zoom formula):

Week I / ONLINE

  • Day 1 (27.02) – Zoom session I (10:00-14:00)
  • Day 2 (28.02) – Zoom session II (10:00-14:00)

Week II / CLASSROOM (Novotel Warszawa Airport)

  • Day 3 (06.03) – Classroom session I (10:00-18:00)
  • Day 4 (07.03) – Classroom session II (10:00-18:00)

Week III / ONLINE

  • Day 5 (13.03) – Zoom session III (10:00-14:00)
  • Day 6 (14.03) – Zoom session IV (10:00-14:00)

Week IV / private study time

Week V / CLASSROOM (Novotel Warszawa Airport)

  • Day 7 (27.03) – Classroom session III (10:00-18:00)
  • Day 8 (28.03) – Classroom session IV (10:00-18:00)
  • Day 9 (29.03) – Examination (11:00-14:00)

All Zoom sessions will be recorded.
All classroom sessions to be held at Novotel Warszawa Airport (Warszawa, ul. 1 Sierpnia 1).

Course cost:

5200 PLN (gross price, VAT 23% included)

The price includes:

  • Access to ‘Level 3 Award in Spirits Online Preparation Course’
  • Study materials
  • Examination fee
  • Postage charges
  • Coffee breaks during classroom sessions
  • 50 spirits samples
  • 40 hours of tuition
  • Mock exam

Installment payment possible – down payment – 2200 PLN, then 3 monthly payments of 1000 PLN.

Book a course:

Please note that Barschool.pl reserves the right to change a course date or cancels a course if enrolments do not reach the required minimum number of 6 for each course. Notification will be made in the 10 working days prior to the planned start date of the course. Course fees will be refunded in full or where possible bookings will be transferred to the next available date.

Questions? Please contact us on: rezerwacje.barschool@gmail.com / (+48) 603 226 669

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