To my knowledge there is simply no better brand-agnostic qualification available in spirits.
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 12 hours of classroom or online delivery time with a WSET course provider.*
*Delivery will vary by course provider; however, this is the minimum requirement that should be met.
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.
Please note that the Level 2 Award in Spirits is being updated on 1 August 2017. The updated qualification will be available in English only.
The new specification for the academic year 2017/18 is available here: Specification (June 2017)