This exciting and structured course over 4 SUNDAYS is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award (formerly known as the Intermediate Certificate).
You do not have to first complete Level 1 - you can jump in straight at this level (Level 2) if you like.
Dates: 4 SUNDAYS: MAY 29th and JUNE 5th , 12th and 19th
The 1-hour multiple choice exam is at the end of the final day.
**Please note that registration for this course closes on FRIDAY 27TH MAY**
The course was designed as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry, but is increasingly popular amongst people who want to study out of personal interest alone. If you have a serious interest in wine and wish to broaden your knowledge in a structured way this course offers you an internationally recognised qualification. WSET Level 2 Award in Wines has full accreditation from OfQual as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification.
Wine Tasting :Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
Food and Wine Matching : A guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
Wine Service and Storage : Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wines
Labelling : Learn how to decode and understand labels
Factors influencing the Style of Wine : Study the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine in the vineyard and winery
Grape Varieties : Learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international and regionally important grape varieties
Key White grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
Other white varieties: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscadet, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon, Torrontés, Trebbiano and Verdicchio
Key Black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
Other red varieties: Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Zinfandel
Key Wine-Producing regions of the World: Learn about the main styles of wines from the key wine-producing regions. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
Number of Wines Tasted: 40+ wines will be tasted as part of the course
Study Materials : Students will receive a complete WSET Level 2 course study pack, comprising the course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world 'Behind the Label'), a study guide (complete with maps, example questions and forms for your own tasting notes), course specification and laminated 'Systematic Approach To Tasting' card
Duration of course : 4 x Saturdays (4 hour sessions) plus the 1-hour exam
Recommended Private Study : 12 hours additional private study is recommended for this course.
Examination : 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 1 hour. A mark of 55% required to pass
Certification : All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin
In addition to classroom teaching, students are expected to complete around 12 hours of private study in their own time.
A copy of the WSET Level 2 course specification can be viewed here if you wish to review it before booking.
What's included in the Course fee?
All WSET course materials including; Looking Behind the Label course manual, Study Guide, specification and SAT Tasting Card
Over 40 delicious wines including Champagne & Ports
We teach you the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine ®
This will enable you to analyse wines objectively and consistently
Professional ISO tasting glasses
All course handouts and tuition
Examination fees, official certificate and pin for all those who pass
Special Educational Needs: please make the School aware if you have a condition which may mean that you will qualify for additional help during the exam such as dyslexia.
Dates: Sunday May 29th - Sunday June 19th. The 1-hour multiple choice exam is at the end of the final day.
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