Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Spirits
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WSET's Level 2 Award in Spirits is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.
This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits. Perfect for individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs, you’ll learn about the fundamental production methods and principal raw materials discovering how they are used to make the key spirit styles. You’ll also explore the key practices and principles of serving spirits and the use of spirits in cocktails.
You do not need to take Level 1 Award in Spirits to take the Level 2. Anyone with an interest in spirits can begin at Level 2 and enjoy a full education experience.
What you'll learn
New England Wine Academy also provides access to additional study material to ensure you have a full and rewarding study experience.
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 26-30 hours of study time - and is generally broken down in the following:
A one-hour closed-book examination comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions.
On successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. 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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Traditional / In-person Class Delivery
"In-person" or "Traditional" is defined as classes that are held in the classroom and under a traditional classroom setting. The minimum attendance to run a session is 8 students. If this minimum is not met - New England Wine Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone the session and refund all tuition payments.
Hybrid Class Delivery
"Hybrid" is defined as classes that are held over a virtual meeting platform, such as Zoom, by a designated instructor. These courses will have a specific start and end dates, with set times for the delivery of class sessions. Generally speaking, there are no limits to student attendance, but New England Wine Academy does reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course if at least a minimum attendance is not met.
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.
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.
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.
Please note, cancelling or rescheduling an exam less than 7 days prior to the exam date, will result in rescheduling fee. 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.