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WSET®: world leader in wine education
in 2021/2022

WSET course



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The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) was founded in London in 1969 to provide quality education and training in wine and spirits to trade professionals. Since then, WSET® has become the global wine and spirits education institution. The range of qualifications available is sought after by both professionals and enthusiasts. The most commonly completed qualifications are the wine qualifications, which systematically build comprehensive product knowledge and tasting skills and cover all the world's relevant wines and wine regions.


WSET® works with a network of Approved Programme Providers (APPs) around the world. As an official partner, Grape Skills is subject to strict quality assurance measures to ensure that the high standards of the WSET® guidelines are maintained in both teaching and examinations.


Read more about the history and structure of WSET in our Blog.​​


We are passionate about the WSET® methodologies and have been an Approved Programm Provider since 2018.

As a WSET® Approved Programme Provider (APP), Grape Skills offers students the opportunity to gain the following qualifications in English and German.

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The beginners course
from WSET®
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Compact wine knowledge
on a high level
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Professional wine knowledge
for experts

In addition to our face-to-face courses, we offer the following online qualifications, which are completed in English:

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Online

  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Online

  • WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Online

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits Online

  • WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits Online

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Sake Online

Advantages of WSET® training

Further training is always a valuable investment - even more so with WSET®!


The WSET® courses are designed by experts and developed specifically for the industry. The course content and materials are regularly updated to keep pace with the constant changes in the wine and spirits world. The exams are corrected at the WSET® headquarters in London, independently of the program providers, to ensure neutrality. From here, certificates for successful graduates are sent all over the world.

Obtaining a WSET® qualification offers many benefits:

  • Trusted and recognized certificate worldwide

  • Career-relevant in all areas of the industry

  • Accredited by the UK government (Ofqual)

  • Development of the tasting technique with the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT)

  • Ability to professionally evaluate the quality and price of a product

  • Security in customer advice

  • International view of the wine and spirits industry

  • Current curriculum

  • Also for wine lovers who want to make safe purchasing decisions

  • Preparation for the prestigious Master of Wine program

There are great advantages, especially for companies in the wine industry: a WSET® course broadens the horizons of employees. The new knowledge strengthens employees' self-confidence, increases their motivation and makes them feel like they are a valuable part of the company. 

More about our offer for companies in the area Company training.

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