The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is an awarding body and registered charity devoted to the development and delivery of qualifications and courses in wines, spirits and sake. Established in 1969 and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, WSET is now the global industry leader.
WSET offers qualifications across four levels, from one-day beginner courses through to an expert level diploma. Qualification levels 1 to 3 (with the exception of the Level 3 Award in Spirits) are recognised by the UK Government (Ofqual). WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed to inspire and empower those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wine, spirits and sake.
WSET qualifications are available through a network of over 700 Approved Programme Providers (APPs) working in over 70 countries and more than 15 languages. In the last academic year (2018/19) more than 100,000 candidates sat for a WSET qualification, and since 1969, WSET has awarded more than a million individuals a WSET qualification.
WSET also has its own flagship school, WSET School London based at its headquarters in Bermondsey, London. The school offers the full suite of WSET qualifications alongside tasting sessions, career talks and bespoke programmes.
For more information about WSET, please visit www.WSETglobal.com.