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WSET® Level 2 Award in Sake


*WSET Level 2 Award in Sake will be launched in April 2024.
More details to come.

In the Level 2 Award in Sake, the student is exposed to a much greater body of information and they get to taste a significantly larger number of samples.

The aim of Level 2 Award in Sake is to understand the categories, grades and speciality styles of sake and the key production choices required to make them.

Suitable both for beginners and for those who already have a professional or general interest in sake.

In order to study the WSET Level 2 Award in Sake, no prior knowledge is required.

It is suitable wherever a good level of sake knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in the customer service and sales functions of hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries.

It is also useful for those who have a general interest in sake and wish to broaden their knowledge.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


What you’ll learn

  • Identify the common and optional ingredients used to make sake.
  • Describe the rice used to make sake and how it is grown.
  • Describe how and why steamed white rice is made.
  • State the role of kōji in sake production and describe how it is made.
  • Describe the approaches to alcoholic fermentation and their impact on style.
  • Describe the post-fermentation options in the production of sake and their impact on style.


  • The course and the course materials will be in English.
  • Has a minimum requirement of 15 guided learning hours
  • Registration is a must prior to the course commencement date (approx. 14 business days)
  • Assessment is by a closed-book exam. This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.
  • Must be over 18 years old.

For further information, please refer to WSET Specification for Level 2 Award in Sake


* Terms & Conditions

Current Courses


Melbourne – 3 Days course

July 1st (Mon) to 3rd (Wed) 2024, 9 am – 5 pm at Prince Wine Store (177 Bank St, South Melbourne)

Registration details are to be confirmed.


Sydney – 3 Days Course

July 15th(Mon) to July 17th (Wed)  2024, 9 am – 4:30 pm at Jicca Dining (Shop1/99 Military Rd, Neutral Bay NSW 2089)


Registration details are to be confirmed.


If the above course dates are not suitable, but you would like to join us for future courses, please register your interest from the inquiry form below, and we will let you know when the new course is available.

Please get in touch with us if you any questions about our WSET courses.
We will be in touch with further details.