Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Sake
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A beginner level introduction to sake suitable for those starting a sake career or pursuing an interest in sake.
For individuals new to sake study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of sake. You’ll explore the main types and styles of sake through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe sake accurately, and make food and sake pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
What you'll learn
This qualification has a minimum requirement of six hours of study time, and is accomplished via online delivery over a four week period.
The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions. This qualification is Ofqual regulated.
Thomas Hooker Brewery is the location of the classes/exams, but classes are hosted by New England Wine Academy, which is a WSET Approved Program Provider and is solely responsible for all questions and bookings.
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Online Class Delivery
"Online" is defined as classes that are administered via remote learning platforms, and are generally held with no set class times or live instructor. WSET Online classes are conducted using the Canvas platform, and there is no minimum student level. Students book through New England Wine Academy, follow the online sessions at their own pace, and take their exam with New England Wine Academy on the assigned dates. There is a WSET approved instructor assigned to each session, and this instructor will give feedback on quizzes, tasting notes, etc.
The material for online classes is exactly the same as for in-person classes, but the administration of that material is delivered via an online platform and is available to students for a year after the class start date. You can study at your own pace over the course period, with no set dates/times for classwork, but rather a combination of weekly assignments and feedback from instructors to compliment the coursework.
WSET is now offering level 1 and level 2 exams with the option to take exams online, rather than in-person. When you check out for a class enrollment, you will be asked to make a selection as to the exam setting you wish to pursue. There is a small additional charge for the remote invigilation process as there is an additional third-party system used for control and validation purposes.
Please follow this link to review the Candidate Remote Invigilation document prior to making a final decision.
Students taking a Remote Invigilation exam (online) must be aware that they will receive multiple advance emails with instruction on how to perform a systems check, as well as the link to the exam. Students must review the system check procedure and make NEWA and/or WSET aware of any issues that may prevent them from taking an RI exam on the specified day. Failure to do this may result in an inability to sit the exam on the scheduled date, and could result in a forfeiture of the exam fee. WSET does provide a comprehensive Remote Invigilation Guide, which can be reviewed here.
Although it is highly recommended that candidates take their exams on the assigned course date, from time to time life happens. Candidates do have up to 1 year from the course date to complete their exams - either in-person or remotely.
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WSET Level 1 Sake Course Specification
Please note, cancelling or rescheduling an exam once your class has commenced, will result in a $35 administrative charge.
Cancelling or rescheduling an exam within 16 working days of the exam date will result in the $35 administrative fee plus a new exam fee (this is the same as the re-sit fee for your respective class and exam type). We apologize for this inconvenience but WSET is fairly strict with its registration deadlines and these time frames are out of our control.
We work with our students to ensure they are aware of all dates, but please mark your calendars with all relevant dates/times. Let us know as early as possible if you are unable to make and exam for any reason.
If you book a class past the registration deadline, you will be placed in the next available class.
Sake 1 Online Course dates are outlined below.
Please pay attention to course enrollment deadlines,
which are highlighted in red as well as exam dates and times.
Mar 13, 2023 > Apr 9, 2023 (Mar 2)
In-Person Exam - May 6, 2023 - 9:15am
Online Exam - May 6, 2023 - 9:30am
May 15, 2023 > Jun 11, 2023 (May 4)
In-Person Exam - Jul 8, 2023 - 9:15am
Online Exam - Jul 8, 2023 - 9:30am
Jul 17, 2023 > Aug 13, 2023 (Jul 6)
In-Person Exam - Sep 9, 2023 - 9:15am
Online Exam - Sep 9, 2023 - 9:30am