The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced that it’s ramping up investment plans for online delivery of all its qualifications. The global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications already offers its Levels 1-4 Award in Wines and Levels 1-2 Award in Spirits as online courses.
But in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced the vast majority of its 800-plus course providers to suspend delivery of classroom courses, WSET has offered all course providers enhanced digital delivery options. This will enable as many students as possible to continue their WSET studies.
Although WSET’s Online Classroom currently only supports course delivery in English, the organization is also enabling course providers to deliver courses in local languages through online conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. About 200 of WSET course providers can now offer online courses to their students.
The WSET is also exploring options to fast-track the use of computer-based testing for all its online courses. The organization is currently running trials for its Level 1 Award in Sake.