Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®)

AWSEC is the WINNER of the “WSET Educator of the Year 2013” Award
The award is given for “a significant contribution to WSET courses and qualifications in the past year, with superlative results in WSET programmes, whilst demonstrating commitment and innovation in education.” AWSEC is the winner for 2013 out of 500 providers in 62 countries. AWSEC is the First and Only programme provider in Asia wins this award.

AWSEC is registered with WSET and is the only Approved Programme Provider in Hong Kong for running courses and examinations from levels 1 to 5.


The Wine & Spirit Education Trust ("WSET") is a UK based organisation providing wine qualifications. Founded in 1969, WSET aims to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits. Since then, the organisation has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education.

WSET qualifications are internationally recognised and are now represented in over 60 countries throughout the world with over 45,000 candidates are expected to take WSET examinations in current Academic year. The WSET courses have become almost a requirement to be eligible for the prestigious title of Master of Wine.

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"AWSEC Zero to Hero Certificate" Programme (NEW)

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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (QCF)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (QCF)

This qualification aims to provide basic product knowledge and skills in the service and retail of wine to prepare a person for their first job in hospitality or retail.

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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits (QCF)

Level 1 Award in Spirits (QCF)

This qualification provides a basic introduction to the main categories of spirits available to front-line staff involved in the service or sale of spirits. The qualification aims to provide basic product knowledge to prepare a person for a role in hospitality or the spirits industry.

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Level 1 Award in Wine Service

Level 1 Award in Wine Service

An introduction to the wine service profession, this course includes instruction in the art of wine service and includes the development of practical skills in a restaurant setting.

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Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (QCF)

Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (QCF)

This qualification offers broad coverage of all product categories in the field of alcoholic drinks, together with the theory of tasting technique. It is suitable for those with little previous experience.

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Level 2 Award in Spirits (QCF)

Level 2 Award in Spirits (QCF)

This course is intended to provide a thorough knowledge of spirits and liqueurs to underpin job skills and competencies, for example, in customer service and sales in the hospitality, retail, wholesale and spirits sectors of the industry.

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Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits (QCF)

Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits (QCF)

The Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits gives more comprehensive coverage of the wines and spirits of the world, with an increased focus on tasting technique.

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WSET International Higher Certificate in Wines and Spirits

WSET International Higher Certificate in Wines and Spirits

This course follows the same international syllabus as the Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits, and the same new study materials (including the textbook). This is a version of the Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits without the need of taking the short-answer questions part in the examination.

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Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits

Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits

This is a specialist qualification open to those who has completed Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits where detailed knowledge is combined with commercial factors and a thorough system for the professional evaluation of wines and spirits. The Diploma is recommended by the Institute of Masters of Wine for candidates wishing to pursue membership. Courses and examinations are offered by AWSEC Hong Kong.

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Level 5 Honours Diploma

Level 5 Honours Diploma

This is an individual research project where students can develop higher level research, evaluation and analytical skills in a specialist wine and spirit subject of their choice.

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