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WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits DublinWSET Level 3 Award in Spirits - Course details (Dates TBC - Please register your interest)

The WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits is an advanced-level qualification for professionals and enthusiasts wishing to acquire a detailed understanding of the spirits of the world and develop the tasting skills required to accurately describe and evaluate a spirit.

This qualification is intended to build on knowledge and skills gained from the Level 2 Award in Spirits. You’ll acquire a deep theoretical understanding of the techniques used in spirit production, from the processing of raw materials to post-distillation operations. Through a combination of tasting and the application of theoretical knowledge you will learn to explain confidently why spirits look and taste the way they do and how and why they differ from each other.


Key details

  • Course date and time: the course will take place over 5 consecutive days 10:00-18:00 in Dublin City Centre - Venue TBC
  • Private study time before the course: 11 hours
  • Examination: at the end of the last course day
  • Language of tuition: English


Course delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 84 hours* of study time:

  • 30 hours delivery time with a WSET course provider
  • 51 ½ hours personal study and revision
  • 2 ½ -hour examination



The 2½ hour closed-book examination is made up of:

  • Unit 1: a two-part theory examination
    • Part 1 is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions
    • Part 2 is made up of short answer questions
  • Unit 2: a tasting examination of two spirit samples tasted blind


You will need to pass both parts of the theory examination (Unit 1), and the tasting examination (Unit 2), to achieve the qualification.

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


Entry requirements

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. You must be of legal drinking age in the Republic of Ireland. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing Unit 1. Requirements may vary by course provider. Photo ID will be required on the day of the exam.