Drinks Trust Funding for WSET Spirits Courses

Study for a globally recognised spirits qualification at Independent spirit with support from the drinks trust

Independent Spirit of Bath are working closely with The Wine and Spirits Education Trust and the Drinks Trust to provide training and qualifications to industry professionals and those aspiring to work in the drinks and hospitality industries.

Develop is the latest service created by The Drinks Trust offering practical support to individuals experiencing hardship with the aim of helping them to begin and sustain a long-term career in the hospitality industry.

Develop provides resources, bursaries and access to fully funded training with internationally recognised providers and support to those seeking a new and rewarding role in drinks hospitality.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake, for professionals and enthusiasts.


Do I qualify for funding?

To qualify for funding you must meet the following critera:

  • Must be 18 or over
  • Must be resident of UK with NI number
  • Must have UK bank account
  • Must have less than £2000 in your current and savings bank accounts. (We will need visibility of every account that you are named on)
  • Must be able to provide up to 300 words about why this course will help their career
  • No prior work experience needed

What courses can I study?

Independent Spirit of Bath currently offer the following courses:

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits
  • WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

To learn more about the courses visit or speak to a member of our team by emailing


How do I apply? 

 Follow the link below and complete the application form

Making sure you select WSET Level 1 or 2 Award in Spirits "IN PERSON " and your preferred program provider is "INDEPENDENT SPIRIT OF BATH"



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