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WSET qualifications are globally recognized as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.

In the last academic year over 72,000 candidates sat a WSET exam in 73 countries.

Co-op Wine Spirits Beer is an Approved Program Provider for WSET Levels 1,2 & 3 Award in Wines and WSET Levels 1 & 2 Award in Spirits. The courses are available to register at specified tasting centers. Examination Re-Sits are also available.

Level 1 Award In Wines

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced wine professional, the WSET Award in Wines is a fantastic course to increase your knowledge. This one-day course provides the foundation of wine knowledge as well as insight into food and wine pairing. Successful candidates will receive the WSET Level 1 Certificate.

February 4, 2023

February 4, 2023

Oakridge Tasting Centre

Join us at our Oakridge Tasting Centre for a one-day course to receive WSET Level 1 Award in Wines certificate. 

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Level 2 Award In Wines

An all-encompassing course designed for the wine enthusiast who wants to increase their knowledge and an industry standard for professionals. This course covers all the major grape varieties, where they are grown, and how to taste wine using the Systematic Approach to Tasting. Successful participants will receive the WSET Level 2 Certificate.

It is a 3 Full-day course - Textbooks and workbook package will be provided ahead of time for advance study – The examination is a 50 question multiple choice exam.

March 4, 5, & 18, 2023

March 4, 5, & 18, 2023

Crowfoot Tasting Centre

Join us at our Crowfoot Tasting Centre for a 3-day course to receive WSET Level 2 Award in Wines certificate. 

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Level 3 Award In Wines

This course will be completed over a 10 week period at our Mid Town Tasting Centre, texts and workbooks will be provided in advance. The exam consists of a blind tasting component, multiple choice section and detailed written answers. Additional 2-3 hour classes are included with your tuition fees for fine tuning blind tasting techniques and written exam question answer practice.

Registration can be made through full payment and we will then contact you to provide workbooks. Partial payment is also an option to secure your placement in the course by contacting Andrew Paulsen - apaulsen@coopwinespiritsbeer.com or Kevin Schorath - kschorath@coopwinespiritsbeer.com

For Fall 2023 inquiries, please contact wset@coopwinespiritsbeer.com

Level 1 Award in Spirits

A beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits.

For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

March 4, 2023

March 4, 2023

Shawnessy Tasting Centre

Join us at our Shawnessy Tasting Centre for a one-day course to receive WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits certificate.

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Level 2 Award in Spirits

The WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits underpins the skills needed in all areas of the spirit trade – customer service, hospitality, retail and wholesale. This two-day course is also appropriate for students who are not employed in the alcohol beverage industry and wish to broaden their knowledge of spirits in a structured way. The aim of the course is to give comprehensive training and cover the history, production and styles of principal spirits and liqueurs. Successful candidates will receive the WSET Level 2 Certificate.

Textbooks and workbook package will be provided ahead of time for advance study – the examination is a 50 question multiple choice exam. Classes run from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

For Fall 2023 inquiries, please contact wset@coopwinespiritsbeer.com

Examination Re-Sits

A missed or failed exam can be re-sat by students. The Re-Sit examination fees which include administration costs are as follows:

  • Level 1 Wines/Spirits - $95.00
  • Level 2 Wines/Spirits - $145.00
  • Level 3 Wines Theory - $275.00
  • Level 3 Wines Tasting - $175.00

Please contact Andrew Paulsen or Kevin Schorath at WSET@coopwinespiritsbeer.com to request Examination Re-Sits.

Certified Beer Enthusiast

Prud’Homme Beer Certification

This introductory course in beer education is designed for participants interested in furthering their knowledge and interest in beer.

The focus will be on brewing ingredients and processes, tasting concepts, pouring and serving concepts, and will also include an introduction to draught systems and food and beer pairings.

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