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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (including exam) - February 2023

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (including exam) - February 2023

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Course Dates (approximately 10am to 5pm each day)

  • Sunday 5 February 
  • Sunday 19 February 
  • Sunday 5 March
  • Sunday 19 March
  • Sunday 2 April 
  • Sunday 16 April 

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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.

For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. 

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.

Examination

The examination is in two parts and takes place on the final day of the course. The WSET Exam fee is included in the course cost.

  • Theory paper: a combined theory paper consisting of a 50 question multiple-choice section and a four question short answer written section. 2 hours.
  • Tasting: a blind tasting of two wines. A mark of 55% required in all sections to pass. 1 hour.

The qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (OfQual) as a Level 3 Vocational Qualification. To view the full course specification, including examples of exam questions, please click HERE. 

Entry Requirements 
It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. This course is suitable for someone in a supervisory level position in wine sales and service.

Recommended Private Study

56 hours additional private study is recommended for this course. It is strongly recommended the majority of the private study is done in preparation for each session. Private study is essential to ensure that you are ready and prepared for the exam. 

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)
  • WSET certificate and lapel pin upon successfully passing the exam

Special Educational Needs

Please make us aware if you have a condition that may mean you qualify for additional help during the exam such as dyslexia.

How to get there

Thompson - St Albans
2 - 8 Hatfield Road
AL1 3RP

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