Shaker BarSchool are proud to be an Approved Programme Provider for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and are certified to deliver the Level 1 Award in Spirits. A professional bartending and hospitality qualification that is recognised in over 60 countries, a great qualification for your CV especially if you are looking to travel the world with your new found cocktail skills!

When taking the Shaker BarSchools International Bartenders Course you have the option to add on the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Spirits. This is a globally recognised qualification accredited by the WSET.


For more information on the Level 1 in spirits qualification then read on…


WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits


This qualification aims to provide the basic product knowledge and skills in the service of spirits to help prepare a person for their first job in hospitality or in other sectors of the spirits industry. This course may also appeal to the interested spirits consumer.


The aim of the course is to give a basic introduction into spirits including detail on how to market and serve them.

(Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 1 Award in spirits lapel pin.)


The main categories of spirits
Process of distillation
Factors affecting the flavour of spirits
The WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits
Health, safety and legal issues
Service and sales of spirits
To gain the qualification students need to successfully pass a multiple choice paper of 30 questions




Shaker BarSchool offer a range of professional courses for bartenders and people in the hospitality drinks industry. Whether you are a student looking to travel the world on a gap year or enter the drinks industry as a professional bartender the International Bartenders Course is a fantastic course to get you up to industry standard. The International Bartenders Course is a professional bar qualification certified by Shaker BarSchool and accredited by The Hospitality Guild. You can also bolt on the WSET Level 1 in Spirits this bartending qualification is accredited by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and is recognised globally in over 60 countries.

Already a professional within the drinks industry but looking to further your career and take the next step up the bartending ladder? then why not take one of our advanced bartender training packages, courses designed for the ever evolving drinks industry to make sure you are learning the must cutting edge bartending techniques and theories.  These courses are designed for cocktail bartenders with over 2 years industry experience behind a fast paced cocktail bar, or for graduates of the International Bartenders Course.

Take a look at our professional bartender training courses

Are you an independent bar owner or part of a chain or hotel group? Want to train all your staff to improve consistency, gross profit and customer satisfaction? Looking for a cost effective training solution that brings a real return on investment? Then take a look at Shaker Bar Consultancy

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