The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. There is also a 1-day classroom tutorial that will focus on tasting and include some theory review. (**To be scheduled when allowed.) The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course.
Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. To review, you will have access to the platform for one full year from start date,
The course also includes Three Zoom Sessions with Statera. These sessions will be to review, discuss, and taste along if you wish. They are optional and not recorded.
The course prepares the student for our qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the spirits categories and help them to understand the factors that contribute to a spirits style and quality.
Students should be advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Specification.