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WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits

  • 4 Days
  • NZ$1,450
  • On Campus

The characteristics that define the principal spirits and liqueurs of the world - highlighting major international brands as well as new trends and innovations.

INTRODUCTION

The tremendous growth in boutique spirits and liqueurs around the world is driving unparalleled innovation in the cocktail and bartending world.

The WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits helps build the foundation of knowledge to understand this dynamic industry. In this intensive course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the most important spirit and liqueur categories; how they are produced and how they can be used as beverages and transformed as cocktails.

This course is ideal for people who wish to work in bartending, restaurant service and cocktail roles as well as those working in retail or wholesale sales. It also offers valuable professional development for people working on superyachts, in hotels and in hospitality.

You will learn about the characteristics that define the principal spirits and liqueurs, develop an understanding of the major international brands as well as new trends. You will learn how to make informed recommendations to customers or clients to meet their taste, quality and price requirements.

The examination consists of 50 multi-choice questions and comes from WSET in London. 

Wset level 2 in spirits

Course Duration

Complete the WSET Level 2 Award in NZSFW's unique full time, classroom based study option. Over four theory sessions, students taste a wider selection of spirits and receive significantly more tutor contact time compared with our part time study option. Designed for hospitality enthusiasts, this option provides a richer educational experience with higher academic outcomes.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme includes a practical cocktail session where you get to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.

  • The international spirits market: leading brands, styles and influencers
  • Production methods
  • Brandy, Cognac and Armagnac
  • Whisky and Whiskey
  • Rum
  • Vodka
  • Tequila
  • Gin and other flavoured Spirits
  • Liqueurs and fruit spirits
  • The sale and service of spirits
  • You will learn the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits

Student Loans Available with Level 5 Programme

Students can gain multiple WSET qualifications as a package by enroling in the NZ Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge, Level 5. New Zealand students may be eligible for student loans or Fees Free Study for the Level 5 programme. 

Click here to find out more. 

Page Updated: 11 Apr 2022

Qualifications Gained

  • WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Recommended IELTS 6 or Upper intermediate level of English

FOUR DAYS - Includes Cocktail Practical

Session Dates

Four Sessions: 9.00 am - 4:00 pm. Exam on Last day of course.

Enrolment

Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online.
Registration Deadline: 2 days prior to the course commencement.

Course Fees

  • NZ$1,450 (Includes cocktail practical, WSET® fees and texts)

4 Days - Theory & Tasting Only

Session Dates

4 Days: 9am - 2:30pm. Exam on last day.

Enrolment

Click on the date above and this will redirect you to the enrolment form, where you can pay online.
Registration deadline: 1 week prior to the course commencement.

Course Fees

  • NZ$895 (Includes WSET® fees and texts)

WSET ASIA PACIFIC STUDENT BURSARY FUND

In 2021, WSET Asia Pacific Limited has established a bursary fund to help potential students in the Asia Pacific region who would otherwise be unable to take a WSET qualification. Plesae click here for the fund details. 

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Qualifications Gained

  • WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Recommended IELTS 6 or Upper intermediate level of English