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WSET Level 3 in Wines

WSET Level 3 in Wines

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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is an advanced level qualification perfect for professionals in the wine industry as well as for wine enthusiasts.

For anyone seeking to delve deeper into the world of wine, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and winemaking as well as all the main wine appellations and key regions of the world.

Upon completion, you will be able to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to explain wine style and quality confidently.

After successfully passing the exam you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and you will even be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

This course runs over 6 Sundays 'two weeks on and two weeks off' to allow plenty of time for home study and revision. Scroll down to see the scheduled dates below. 

What you'll learn

  • Unit 1
    The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
    How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal still wines of the world, sparkling wines of the world and fortified wines of the world
    How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality
  • Unit 2
    How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT).

If you are an employer wishing to train your staff this course will equip them with knowledge and understanding of a wide range of products. (Suitable for someone in a supervisory level position in wine sales and service).


Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of short written answers. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual

Entry requirement

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. 

Want to see exactly what is covered in the Level 3 in Wines Course? Click here to view the full Level 3 Course Specification (with Example Questions)

Sunday sessions 

There are 5 full days of tuition (10am - 5.30pm) spread out with breaks to allow time for home study and revision. The final day is the exam running 12am - 4pm.

WSET recommends at least 54 hours of home study in addition to the 30 hours of classroom sessions.

  • Sun 27th February - Sessions 1,2,3 - Intro, tasting technique, natural and human factors with grape-growing & human factors with winemaking
  • Sun 6th March  - Session 4,5,6 - Whites wines: Germany, Alsace, Austria, Tokaji, Burgundy, Loire, Bordeaux + Red / rose wines: Bordeaux, SW France, Loire
  • Sun 27th March - Session 7,8,9 - Red wines: Burgundy, Wines of Rhone, S France, Spain, Portugal, Northern Italy
  • Sun 3rd April - Session 10,11,12 - Central & S Italy, Portugese reds, Premium New World reds and whites 
  • Sun 24th April  - Session 13,14,15 - Regional new world wines, Sparkling Wines, Fortified Wines 
  • Sun 01 May - Tasting and Theory Exam Session 12am - 4pm.

What's included in the Course Fee?

  • All WSET course materials including; Course manual, Study Guide, Specification book and Tasting Card
  • ISO professional tasting glasses provided at classroom sessions
  • All tasting wines (approx 60 wines)
  • All course tuition by a highly qualified and experienced WSET certified educator
  • Regular practice questions and homework, marked with detailed feedback
  • Registration and certification with WSET as well as the examination Papers (Theory Multiple Choice & Written plus Tasting Paper)
  • Flexible Payment

Flexible payment options are available on request. Please get in touch to discuss. Please note full payment is required before the course start date.

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Ibis Lounge
2 Station Square

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