A WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) qualification is a 'must-have' for anybody wanting to pursue a career in wine. The courses are equally suitable for enthusiasts who want to learn about wine in a structured way.
With progressive levels of study there are courses suitable for those just starting out in their careers as well as established professionals looking to enhance their career prospects.
WSET COURSES AT A GLANCE
Level 1 - suitable for those new to the wine trade or with no wine knowledge/6 hours tuition/no additional study/multiple choice exam
Level 2 - suitable for trade professionals or enthusiasts who want a good level of product knowledge and to learn how to taste wine/16 hours tuition/28 hours of additional study/multiple choice exam
Level 3 - suitable for trade professionals or serious enthusiasts who want advanced product knowledge and to be able to assess wines with confidence/30 hours tuition/54 hours of additional study/multiple choice & a written answer paper plus a blind tasting exam