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WSET Level 4 Diploma, Unit #1: The Global Business of Alcoholic Beverages


Cost for both papers (new Unit #1 candidate):  $599.00
Cost for one paper (retake): $250.00

The Unit #1 assessment is comprised of two papers:

  1. case study examination (50% of grade) that students write in class under exam conditions. Topics are released by the WSET one month before the examination. The case study exam will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates at the Capital Wine School: November 8, 2017; March 6, 2018; and June 12, 2018. (Please note that as of 08/07/17, it is too late to register for the examination on November 8.)
  2. coursework assignment (50% of grade) that students write at home over the course of several months. Please note that the assignment cannot be submitted electronically. A hard copy of the paper must be delivered to the Capital Wine School. Topics are released by the WSET in June of each year. The Capital Wine School will accept coursework assignments on the following dates:  November 14, 2017; and April 10, 2018. (Please note that as of 10/03/17, it is too late to register for the coursework assignment due on November 14.)

Please note that you must have taken the WSET Level 4 Diploma, Unit #2 exam before registering for this, or any other, unit.


- Registration required by December 2, 2017 for the March 6, 2018 case study exam

- Registration required by March 1, 2018 for the submission of the April 10, 2018 coursework assignment

- Registration required by March 11, 2018 for the June 12, 2018 case study exam

Topics that have been released by the WSET at this time can be found below:

Case Study Examination Topics

- November 8, 2017 (not yet released - anticipated October 8, 2017)

- March 6, 2018 (not yet released - anticipated February 6, 2018)

- June 12, 2018 (not yet released - anticipated May 12, 2018)

Coursework Assignment Topics*

- November 14, 2017: Protectionism in the drinks market (You may download the candidate brief here.)

- April 10, 2018: Cognac: past, present and future (You may download the candidate brief here.)

* Please note that candidates must be registered with WSET Awards to submit a Coursework assignment. Any candidate submitting the wrong title on the wrong date will be graded as Fail.

Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 11:45 am

Date: Mar 6, 2018

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