February 4, 2017 – February 11, 2017 all-day
Glion Institute of Higher Education - Bulle Campus
Rue de l'Ondine 22
1630 Bulle
210.00 (instead of 810.00)
WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits - 4./5./11. February 2017 (3 days) @ Glion Institute of Higher Education - Bulle Campus | Bulle | Fribourg | Switzerland

WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits – pilot course

Take advantage of this opportunity! – The WSET® is coming to Switzerland to trial the “new” version of the WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits which will be launched in August 2017.

The cost of the course is subsidised and is only CHF 210.– instead of the normal CHF 810.–

Who should attend?

The Level 2 Award in Spirits course underpins the skills needed in all areas of the spirits trade – customer service, hospitality, retail and wholesale. The course is also appropriate for students who are not employed in the drinks industry and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way.

How will you benefit?

The course aims to give comprehensive training in spirits and liqueurs and covers the history, production and styles of principal spirits and liqueurs. Each session includes a comparative product tasting.

The Level 2 Award in Spirits is supported by the world’s major spirits companies.

Outline programme

  • the Spirits Market
  • Production
  • Brandy, Scotch Whisky, Whiskey, Rum, Vodka, Tequila
  • Gin and other flavoured spirits
  • Liqueurs and fruit spirits
  • the sale and service of spirits
  • how to taste spirits using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits

To gain the Level 2 qualification candidates will be required to:

Successfully complete

  • a multiple choice paper of 50 questions

Included in the course price are: – The course material, the spirits samples, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust examination (recognised in over 66 countries in the World), the teaching, as well as access to our study support site during the course of study

Required prior knowledge: – None, of benefit, the WSET® Level 1 Award in Spirits

Guided learning hours: – It is recommended that a candidate should allocate a minimum of 28 hours of study to successfully complete the full programme. The hours will usually be a combination of taught and private study time. It is recommended that the teaching delivery time is no less than 12 hours

Learning outcomes – at the end of this course, the candidate will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the key factors influencing the production of spirits and liqueurs and how these factors influence the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
  • display a basic understanding of the world and local markets for spirits and liqueurs, and explain the importance of branding in the spirits and liqueurs market
  • describe the characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
  • produce tasting notes using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits
  • use knowledge to make recommendations for the selection, service and use of spirits and liqueurs
  • understand the social and health issues relating to spirits and liqueurs

N.B. Instruction on this course is in the English language!

The course dates:

Saturday, the 4th of February 2017 – from 09:00 till 18:00

Sunday, the 5th of February 2017 – from 09:00 till 18:00

Saturday, the 11th of February 2017 – from 09:00 till 17:00

Here you find the registration form.