WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines Online

The course is based on a 4-week, 5-module online learning programme with online tutorial support. The course modules should be followed in sequential order over the 4 weeks and take approximately 6 hours to complete.
You can complete each module independently, at your own pace. Each module contains learning materials and exercises to help you understand the differences between grape varieties and wine types and styles. During the course, you will learn how to describe the wine you have tasted simply but accurately, and a WSET instructor will be on hand to help you if you have any questions. You can contact the instructor at any time during the online course.
And you can upload your tasting notes in the online classroom for a WSET instructor to review.

Number of weeks: 4
Number of modules: 5
Course duration: 6 hours
Course language: English
Do you need a textbook package? No
If you would prefer a classroom course, please click HERE.

WSET will provide:
  • login details for the online course
  • a WSET instructor to answer any questions you may have during the course via the online platform
  • WSET Level 1 course materials (available online)
  • assistance in the event of technical problems with the online course (
  • the online course does not include tasting practice (only theory instruction)
Borkollégium will provide:
  • administration for the online course of your choice
  • telephone and email contact in case of problems
  • arrangement and administration of the exam date (the exam will take place in person at Borkollégium’s classrooms in Budapest)


Module 1: What is wine and how is it made?
Module 2: The main types and styles of wine
Module 3: Wine grapes and wines
Module 4: How to serve and store wine
Module 5: Exam preparation


At the end of the course, students can take the exam at Borkollégium. Borkollégium will inform students of the possible exam dates.
A certificate will be awarded on passing an exam consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions. The pass mark is 70%. The exam language is English.
The exam cannot be taken earlier than the advertised course completion date and must be taken within one year of the course start date at the latest.

Dates and course fee

Discounted price: 70.000 HUF (55118.11 HUF + VAT), if payment is received 15 calendar days prior to the start of the course, either in person or by bank transfer to the school’s bank account.
Full price: 75.000 HUF (59055.12 HUF + VAT), if payment is made within 15 days of the start of the course.

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The structure of our training system

Why choose Borkollégium?

Mészáros Gabriella
We were the country’s first wine school, thus have the most experience.
You will not only taste a wide range of wines, but wines of extremely high quality.
Should a wine seem flawed, it will be replaced.
We make learning easy, with a pleasant environment and comfortable atmosphere.
Our educators work to the highest of standards.
We are the only school in Hungary to offer students constantly updated textbooks, right from the very beginning.
You will get answers to all your questions. However, if our educators, very occasionally, can’t give you an answer right away, they’ll come back to you with it the next day.
Knowledge-based education is of paramount importance to us, and we aim to offer our students the best knowledge available.