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WSET Award in Sake Level One - Online

A beginner level introduction to sake for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in sake. This online course will guide you through the world's key sake categories and production methods. The course is designed to introduce sake in an interactive, structured and concise manner. You will learn how to taste sake using a systematic approach.

The course will be based around a 4-week, 7 module online learning programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in order, but you are free to complete the modules at your own pace during this 4-week window. The course material should take about 6 hours in total to complete, plus revision time.

This course is examined by a written theory paper examination held in person in central Oxford after completion of the online course. 

To book, click here. Alternatively, if you would like to find out more information, contact The Oxford Wine School's Educator John Shuckburgh DipWSET on

Course Format:

Student activities - weekly tasks, group tasting area, multiple choice feedback tests and videos. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars. After the scheduled course end date, the material becomes read only and you cannot post in the activities. All study materials are included in the online course.

Your Online Educator will be there to guide you through the 4 weeks of learning. They will give feedback and guidance on your tasting notes. You are welcome to contact them directly via the course Chat at any point.

At the same time, The Oxford Wine School will be on hand to offer direct advice and support as necessary.

There are no prior educational requirements for this course, however it will be assumed that students have basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English.

Students will require access to a computer (recommended) and/or smartphone or tablet.

Online Course Fee - £135

Course sake samples are specified in the course materials.

The Course Fee includes your study pack, a year of access to WSET's Online Classroom, a dedicated online tutor and your examination. Sake samples and tasting glasses are not included.