WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

This course is the ideal starting point for the novice sake enthusiast, or those working with sake.

About the course

This hands-on course will guide you through the key sake categories and production methods, using sight, smell and taste.

The course is designed to introduce sake in an interactive, structured and concise manner. Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


  • Day release

What's covered

  • The basic principles of sake production
  • The main types and styles of sake
  • Factors affecting the flavour of sake
  • Tutored tastings of 8 sakes
  • How to serve sake
  • How to describe sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)

Do I need any prior knowledge?

No prior knowledge is required. All classes are delivered in English therefore a good level of English is beneficial.

What study options are available?

At WSET School London we have one classroom delivery option for this course.

We do not currently offer the Level 1 Award in Sake course online.

Day release

9.15am – 5.00pm

One day

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How much does it cost?


(Day release)

The cost includes all study materials, sake samples, tuition, examination and provision of service equipment during the course. Study materials are issued at the start of the course.


The exam takes place in the last session of the course. The exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes. To pass you must correctly answer 70% of the questions.

This qualification is Ofqual regulated.

How can I book?

Bookings can be made online by selecting the preferred delivery option and course date(s) from our calendar. 

Please read the terms and conditions before making a booking.

For any enquiries please email our Student Services team at