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The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines has full accreditation from OfQual as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification. Through a combination of tasting and theory you will explore the factors that impact the style and quality of wine and learn how to describe wines with confidence.

Course Schedule:

The 8 x 2-hour online classroom sessions run on the following days from 6:30-8:30pm:

  • 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th September
  • 7th, 14th, 21st October.

Please register at least 10 days in advance of the course start date to ensure enough time to order your wines and receive your study pack. Later registrations may mean you start the course without all the materials.

What the course covers

  • Wine tasting: You will learn how to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT) You will need to order the wines for the course. See below.
  • Food and wine pairing: You will learn the principles of food and wine pairing
  • Wine service and storage: You will learn the correct way to store and serve wine and how to recognise common faults found in wine
  • Labelling: You will learn how to decode and understand wine labels
  • Factors influencing the style of wine: You will explore how environmental factors, grape-growing, vineyard and maturation options influence the style and quality of the wines made all over the world
  • Grape varieties: You'll learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international red and white grape varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah/Shiraz) as well as the styles of wines made with 22 regionally important grape varieties grown in 70 wine regions (GI's) around the world
  • Sparkling and Fortified wines: You will be taught how grape varieties and winemaking processes influence the style of wines in these two key wine categories.

No prior wine knowledge is required however the course builds upon the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course. It is not essential to complete Level 1 to join the Level 2 course but if you are a complete begineer you may wish to consider this option. We recommend you read the course specification document HERE for full details of the content, structure and assesment criteria. 

Course delivery

  • The Level 2 Award in Wines online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course and is delivered in LIVE interactive online lessons by one of our certified wine educators
  • This course includes 16 hours online tuition in 8 x 2hr sessions and we recommend a minimum of 12 hours additional study
  • Your tutor will give you a guided tasting of 12 wines on this course. You will need to purchase these wines if you want to taste along.

Please note a reliable broadband connection is essential for the completion of this online course as are basic computer skills.


To obtain the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Qualification, you will need to successfully pass the exam. The exam is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 1 hour. A mark of 55% is required to pass the exam.

The exam is taken online via a Remote Invigilation system giving you the flexibility to take the exam at a time and date of your choice. WSET Require 3 weeks notice to arrange the exam. 

Whats included

  • All WSET course materials posted to you at no extra charge including: Looking Behind the Label course manual, Study Guide, specification and SAT Tasting Card
  • LIVE virtual interactive sessions taught by a Local Wine School WSET Certified Tutor
  • WSET exam fee 
  • Remote Invigilation service 
  • Internationally recognised WSET qualification, certificate and pin for those who pass the exam

Course Wines

Our wine experts have specially selected wines for this course designed to demonstrate specific learning outcomes. Details of how to order your case of wines will be provided in advance of the course. The cost is approx £155 including VAT and delivery. 

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.

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