Run over 3 consecutive Sundays, starting with date as advertised, with the exam at the end of the final session.
The WSET Level 2 Wine award course is suitable for anybody who has a serious interest in wine, and wishes to broaden their knowledge in a structured way. Students will receive a course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world - illustrated with detailed maps & label explanations), a study guide (complete with maps, example questions, and forms for your own tasting notes) and laminated tasting card.
The course is also appropriate for those not employed in the drinks industry but who have a serious interest in wine, and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way. This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification. This qualification provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to Level 3.
- 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: Around 30 wines will be tasted as part of the course
- Study Materials: Students will receive a WSET Level 2 course study pack, consisting of the course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world - illustrated with detailed maps & label explanations), a study guide (complete with maps, example questions, and forms for your own tasting notes) and laminated tasting card.
- Duration of course: 16 hours (3 full days ) plus 1 hour examination
- Recommended Private Study: 16 hours additional private study is recommended for this course. It is strongly recommended that the majority of the private study is done in preparation for the course.
- Modes of Study: Day Release - 3 days (one day per week spread over 3 weeks).
- Examination : 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 1 hour. A mark of 55% required to pass. Exam held at 4pm on last day of course.
- Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.
Our Level 2 courses are held on Sundays, from 10.00am to 5.00pm
The Fee of £345 includes
- Course book & study guide. (These are posted when you you book)
- Minimum 30 wines including Champagne & Ports to be tasted
- Three days of professional WSET tuition by WSET Certified tutor
- Examination fees / internationally-recognised certificate
We recommend you read the course specification document before you book the course (read it by clicking here).
Please Note: the deadline for booking your place on this course is 2 weeks before the course starts.. It may be possible to accommodate you after this date as a late booking, but email first to firstname.lastname@example.org to see if this is possible.
Please bring a photo ID with you on the day (this is a requirement for sitting the exam). A passport or driving licence is best.
Special Educational Needs
Please make the school aware if you have a condition qualifying you for additional help during the exam (such as dyslexia).