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WSET Level 3 in Wines

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Event Description

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is an advanced level qualification perfect for professionals in the wine industry as well as 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 with a two-week break to avoid clashing with half-term holidays (and to aid home study and revision).

We are running two courses in 2023:

  • Jan/Feb/Mar course starting Sunday 15th Jan (now SOLD OUT!)
  • Oct/Nov/Dec course starting Sunday 15th Oct (scroll below to see dates)

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 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
    Tasting wines, describing their characteristics and evaluating 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 an 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 6 full days of tuition (10am - 5.30pm) spread out with breaks to allow time for home study and revision. A final (7th) day is the exam day running 12am - 4pm.

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

  • Day 1 - Sessions 1,2,3 - Intro, tasting technique, natural and human factors with grape-growing & human factors with winemaking
  • Day 2  - Session 4,5 - Whites wines: Germany, Alsace, Austria, Tokaji, Burgundy, Loire, Bordeaux PLUS EXAM ADVICE / PRACTICE
  • Day 3 - Session 6,7,8 - red / rose wines: Bordeaux, SW France, Loire, Red wines of Burgundy, Wines of Rhone, S France
  • Day 4 - Session 8, 9, 10 - Wines of Spain, Portugal, Northern Italy, Central & S Italy, Portugese reds
  • Day 5 - Session 11, 12, 13 - Premium New World reds and whites and New World specials
  • Day 6 - Session 14,15 - Regional new world wines, Sparkling Wines, Fortified Wines. MORE EXAM PRACTICE
  • Exam day - Tasting and Theory Exam Session 12am - 4pm.

Jan/Feb/Mar course: Sundays Jan 15th, 22nd, 29th, Feb 5th, (TWO WEEK GAP) Feb 26th, Mar 5th, exam day on Mar 12th. 

Oct/Nov/Dec course: Sundays Oct 8th. 15th, (TWO WEEK GAP) Nov 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, exam day on Dec 3rd.

What if I can't make one of the dates? No problem - we can catch you up and ensure you receive the tuition for anything you miss.

If you cannot be present on the exam day there are some options we can move you to an alternative date subject to payment of any cancellation fees we incur with WSET and costs of arranging separate invigilation for you.   

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

How to get there

The Venetian Wine Bar
21 Station Place

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