The Restaurant and Hospitality Skillnet is delighted to announce that it is hosting WSET Level 1 and Level 2 Wine & Spirits Sommelier training courses for the wine and catering trade. This will be an opportunity to update skills and to learn about current developments in the industry.

Objective of the Course.
To provide participants with the knowledge and service skills which are necessary to provide a top quality wine and beverage service.

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wine

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

No previous experience of Wine Tasting is necessary to register on this course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.

Location: GMIT Mayo Campus, Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo


RAI Member Level 1: €166

Non Member Level 1: €195


Please download the booking form here to book your place, e-mail  or call the office on 01-6779901 and ask for Kim..


 The Restaurant and Hospitality Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of SKillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.