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Women of the Vine & Spirits is an Approved Program Provider of WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits - Online and is proud to offer the course to our members and non-members.


Course fee of $625 includes your online ebook study materials, online course fees, online exam fees, any shipping fees associated with the shipment of your pin and certificate, and processing fee as well as what is listed below! WOTVS automatically offers the ebook for your study materials. Please note you are not able to print the ebook. You can opt to receive the hardcopy book, however there is a shipping fee of $25. 

This is a five-week online course with a fixed start date and includes 12 months of access to the online learning material.

The WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits is intended for people who have little or no prior knowledge of spirits. It is intended to provide a comprehensive level of focused product knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies – for example, in bar service, and for staff requiring focused product knowledge in retail and wholesaling businesses.
Successful candidates will be able to give information on the characteristics of the principal spirits and aromatised wines as well as their methods of production. They will confidently provide guidance on the use and service of spirits and make informed recommendations to customers when selecting spirits and liqueurs to meet their taste and price requirements.


What you'll learn:

  • Understand the main production factors that affect a spirit's style.
  • Understand how the principal types of spirits are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics.
  • Understand how the principal types of flavoured spirits and aromatised wines are produced and labelled, and describe their key characteristics.
  • Know the principles used to create a balanced cocktail and name some core cocktail families.
  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)


This course will be a five-week, six-module online course with Online Educator support available during this time, with a recommendation of six hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the book. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. 

The course modules should be followed in order, but students are free to complete the modules at their own pace during this five-week period. Each module includes a series of independent activities to help students understand the key styles of spirits and how they are made.

Students are also advised to taste a range of spirits during their studies. The list of recommended spirits will be provided within each relevant module, but the full list of recommended spirits can also be found in the course Specification document. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the Online Educator. If a student chooses not to taste alcohol for health or religious reasons, or is unable to purchase or access the styles of spirits, this will NOT be a barrier to successfully completing the qualification.

The course content should take a minimum of 26 hours of study. To obtain the WSET Level 2 Award Certificate in Spirits qualification, students will need to successfully pass the Computer-based exam with remote invigilation made up of 50 multiple-choice questions in 60 minutes. Results take four to five weeks to be released by WSET, and successful candidates will receive a WSET Certificate and lapel pin. 

Read Course Specifications HERE.

Upcoming Course Dates
Click date to register for course


July 8 - August 11
(Exam: Aug 15)



Remaining upcoming 2024 dates to be announced in June.



What’s Included?


WSET Online Classroom

Full 5-week Online Course

  • Module 1: Introducing Spirits
  • Module 2: Fruit and Sugar Cane Spirits
  • Module 3: Whisk(e)y, Tequila and Mezcal
  • Module 4: Vodka; Flavoured Spirits; Liqueurs and Aromatised Wines
  • Module 5: Bar Essentials and Cocktails
  • Module 6: Revision and Resources


  • Includes 1 year of course access
  • Interactive discussion forum with other students taking course from around the world
  • Weekly Quizzes
  • Mock Exam
  • Educational Videos


Access to expert instructors

  • You will work through the online modules under the watchful eye of a WSET educator who is available to answer your questions.

WOTVS Added Offerings

Complimentary Individual Membership with WOTVS

  • Non-Members: 
    • Complimentary 6-month Individual Membership to WOTVS with purchase of Level 2 Qualification 
  • Current Individual Members:
    • Purchase of Level 2 Qualification: 12-months extended membership access added to your account

Membership will be granted one week prior to the start of your course date.

Benefits provided with WOTVS Individual Membership

  • Job Board – access to current positions being offered by some of the leading alcohol beverage companies
  • ALL Live Chats, Master Classes, and Trainings available to Individual Members on topics including Personal Development, Education, Professional Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Networking, Mentorship: C-Suite Series Insights and others. 
  • Resource Downloads – including white pages and guides focused on best practices and industry specific topics
  • Groups (Pride Alliance, POC Alliance, Brewers, Vine to Wine, Distillers, Entrepreneurs, etc.) – participate in specific conversations with other like-minded professionals

Additional Exclusive Benefits for WOTVS Students

  • Mentorship and Career Pathing Live Chats through the C-Suite Insights Series*
  • Curated "Recommended Tasting Samples" list, selected by WOTVS Corporate Members
  • Exclusive discounts and promotions from WOTVS Corporate Members

*WOTVS Members are also invited to attend


Questions about enrolling, benefits or other?
Contact Kyndal Korsgaden at