WSET Stepping Up Digital Learning In Light Of COVID-19

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.


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