Course Fees

SGD2250 nett per person

What you get and what is included:

  • WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits - Study Pack (Workbook + Textbook)
  • Samples for tasting during curriculum
  • One sitting of examination (subsequent re-sits chargeable)

WSET Course specifications: LINK HERE

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About this course:

The WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits is designed to give a thorough understanding of the factors that account for the style and quality of spirits.

The qualification will prepare candidates with the skills required to make professional evaluations of spirits with regards to their style & quality, and provides the in-depth knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies, for exam in product selection in the retail and hospitality sectors.

Course objective:

Successful candidates will be able to describe the characteristics of the principal spirits of the world and give information concerning the key factors influencing style and quality.

Candidate can consequently be in a position to advise management, answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of spirits in a variety of situations.

Course Outline:

- Understand the principal factors involved in the production of spirits and how they influence style and quality

- Understand the key characteristics and labelling terms of the selected global spirits and how legal frameworks and production choice influence the style and quality

- Understand the key characteristics of other named global spirits, labelling terms and key production choices that are made

- Describe the key characteristics of selected global spirits and use the description to identify a spirit's quality level, giving supporting reasons, and its category


32 hours (4 days), examination on schedule in 2-2.5 months after the course end

Course assessment:

Candidates will be required to pass a closed-book examination, comprising two units.

Unit 1: A theory examination of two parts to be completed in two hours. The paper comprises:
• 50 multiple-choice questions
• Short Answer questions includes
- 6 x 5 mark-questions
- 3 x 10 mark-questions
- 1 x 20 mark-question
A mark of 55 per cent in each part is required to achieve a pass in this unit of the qualification

Unit 2: A tasting examination in the form of a blind tasting of two Spirits to be completed in 30 minutes, with 25 marks for each sample.

A mark of 55 per cent is required to achieve a pass in this unit of the qualification.

In order to be awarded the WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits, candidates must achieve a pass in both units of the examination.

Entry Requirements:

This course is open to students who have passed the Level 2 Award in Spirits. If you do not hold the Level 2 Award in Spirits, but have obtained the relevant knowledge and experience, you are eligible to gain entry through successful completion of an online entry test.


Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

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