Take your wine knowledge to the next level with this Globally Recognised Advanced Wine Qualification. Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses provide globally recognised qualifications suitable for wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.
As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP) East London Wine School has been certified to offer the WSET Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Qualifications.
An advanced, challenging and rewarding course for you if you're looking to delve deeper into the world of wine. It offers you a detailed understanding of grape growing and winemaking.
Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.
By passing the exams, you will receive a WSET Level 3 in Wines certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo against your name.
What’s covered on the course:
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).
Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of 4 question requiring short written answers.
Unit 2 you will write an accurate assessment, by a blind tasting of two wines.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual
It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.
Suitable for keen wine enthusiasts and people working in the drinks industry and hospitality such as sommeliers and hotel, restaurant and pub staff, wine retail staff and managers, wine buyers and distributors.
The course is delivered online and in English therefore basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English are required.
A course study pack will be posted to you upon booking for this course – free to UK Mainland addresses, small additional charge outside UK. If possible, we highly recommended you read the course textbook prior to the start of the course. We also recommend 54 hours home study time in addition to the classroom time. Full specification here
Course Schedule & Important Dates:
Sunday 18th April 2021: Registration Deadline to allow time to order the wines and post your study pack to you. You can book after this time, but we cannot guarantee to get your materials to you in time for the first session
All sessions will be recorded so that you can follow them at your own pace PLUS we will be offering extra sessions throughout the course to go over any topics, to answer any questions or just to have a chat and a glass of wine!
Exam: A 30 min Blind Wine Tasting, plus a 2 hour Theory Paper, of 50 multiple-choice questions and 4 Short Written Answer Questions. You must answer at least 55% correctly in both papers to achieve a pass in the exam, to gain your WSET Level 3 in Wines Qualification.
The course will have 6 LIVE virtual taught lessons with a WSET Approved Educator. These lesson times are detailed above in the course schedule.
Enrolled students will also receive FREE practice short written answer questions and multiple-choice questions. You will get feedback on your answers and also on your tasting notes so that you can improve your technique. You will also have access to a series of useful videos.
The Course Fee of £745 Includes:
We do recommend you buy 6 Wine Tasting Glasses ISO