WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

TGS-2020001266

About This Course

The WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits 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.

 

Course duration: 17 hours

 

Session: 2 Full Days; 9am – 6pm & Closed-book Exam: 11am – 12pm

Who Should Attend

This course is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts.

 

Entry Requirements
Participant(s) must be at least 18 years old and above, i.e. legal drinking age in Singapore, to partake in any of the WSET® Programmes.

 

Participant(s), for religious, health or any other reason(s), who do not wish to sample any alcohol during the course, may do so (only applicable for WSET Level 1 & 2 Programmes).

What You'll Learn

You 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.

Course Outline

You will learn:

  • How to taste and describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits ® (SAT)
  • The techniques used during the four stages of spirits production: processing the raw material, alcoholic fermentation; distillation; and post-distillation operations
  • How techniques used during the four stages of production determine the style of a spirit
  • How aromatised wines are made
  • How a balanced cocktail is made and examples in four notable cocktail families (the spirit-forward, the short sour, the highball, and the long sour)
  • How local production traditions, coupled with local laws, are used to create different styles of spirits in the following categories:
    • fruit spirits
    • whisky/whiskey
    • sugar cane spirits
    • Tequila and Mezcal
    • vodka
    • flavoured spirits (spiced rum, flavoured vodka, gin, aniseed spirits, bitter spirits/amaro, cocktail bitters, liqueurs)

Course Structure

  • Methodology

    This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, with 16 classroom hours (including 1 assessment hour) conducted in person and 11 hours of self-study.

  • Assessment

    Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions. This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

     

    Specification
    For more information and full details on the course requirements, please refer to the Specification.

     

    Results
    Results will be issued based on the following timeline:
    Level 2: 30 working days after receipt of pack returned to WSET

     

    SHATEC will inform participants of your results via email once we have received the Gradelist from WSET. Your certificates and lapel pin will come at a later date and you will be advised of the collection details once we have received them.

     

    Re-sit of Exam
    Please note that if you have not passed the exam, you will be required to attend a re-sit (in order to be eligible for any course fee funding).

     

    The exam re-sit fee is as follows:
    Level 2 (Theory): S$ 175.00 per sitting (incl. GST)

     

    For more information on our Approved Programme Provider Policies, please refer here.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET® certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET® certified logo.

Course Fees

Full Course Fee incl. 9% GST S$ 959.20
1,2,4,6 Nett Course Fee Payable after SSG Grant, incl. GST
(Singaporeans/PRs/Long Term Visit Pass Plus Holders ≥ 21 years old)
S$ 519.20
3, 6 Nett Course Fee Payable after MES Grant, incl. GST
(Singaporeans ≥40 years old)
S$ 343.20
6, 7Nett Course Fee Payable for SMEs, incl. GST S$ 343.20

5Absentee Payroll

Absentee Payroll rate at S$4.50 per hour, capped at S$100,000 per enterprise per calendar year

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* In accordance with the Budget 2022 announcement, the GST rate will be increased from:

(i) 7% to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023; and

(ii) 8% to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024.

9% GST will apply to full payments received by SHATEC from 1 January 2024 onwards.
Full payments received by SHATEC before 1 January 2024 will have no adjustment to the 8% GST.
Please refer to https://www.iras.gov.sg/ for more information on the GST rate change.

1 Singaporeans and Singapore PRs, aged 21 and above, will be eligible for up to 70% SSG funding. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.

2 Singaporeans may also utilize available funds within their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) or SkillsFuture Credits (where applicable) to offset total net course fee payable. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

3 The SkillsFuture MES is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.

4 Training support will be extended to Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders with effect from 1 October 2021. The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens (SCs) with (i) at least one SC child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the SC sponsor is able to support the family. LTVP+ holders will be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.

5 SME companies are required to log-in to Enterprise Portal for Jobs and Skills to update their SME status if they have not done so. All companies will be notified to log in to the portal to declare monthly salary and hours worked per week in order to receive Absentee Payroll.

6 Companies and individuals are liable for the full course fee in the event that the SSG funding and subsidy are not approved.

7 Class commencement is subjected to minimum class size met. Public holidays are excluded, where applicable

8 Eligible companies can offset the additional out-of-pocket expenses with the SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC). Please refer to https://www.enterprisejobskills.gov.sg/content/upgrade-skills/sfec.html for more information.

Payment Mode

The following payment modes are available:

  • Bank Transfer
  • PayNow
  • Credit Card
  • Internet Banking

SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd (UEN: 198301550C) is an appointed CET Centre by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for courses supported by SkillsFuture Credits (SFC) / funded by SSG. The funding support period for WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits (TGS-2020001266) is 22 Jul 2019 to 31 July 2024.

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