The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced the launch of its Level 2 Award in Sake, completing its line-up of sake qualifications from Levels 1 – 3. 

The WSET Level 3 Award in Sake was first launched in 2014, followed by Level 1 in 2016. Since the establishment of the Level 3 Award, around 17,000 students worldwide have taken a WSET sake qualification.

The Level 2 Award will act as the next step from the Level 1 course, providing a more detailed insight in sake production, types of sake and more. In line with WSET’s other courses, it will have a strong focus on tasting skills using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting framework.

Michelle Brampton, CEO of WSET, said: “Globally, sake continues to be an exciting category. We have seen demand for our Level 1 Award in Sake grow significantly over the last five years, so we are delighted to be launching the new Level 2 Award in Sake. 

“It is designed to inspire more people around the world to deepen their knowledge of sake, whether they work in the trade or are learning for pleasure.”

Level 2 Award in Sake will be available from 21 course providers across eight countries from April onwards. WSET School London will be holding the first Level 2 course on April 15 – 17. 

The Level 2 sake course follows the introduction of two new WSET beer qualifications which launched last month.