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WSET Level 2, Online

WSET Level 2, Online

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This beginner to intermediate level qualification course provides a fantastic and structured exploration into the world of wines and is suitable for both industry professionals and wine enthusiasts alike. Individuals on this course will gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world and the styles of wine they produce around the world. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence. WSET Level 2 Award in Wines has full accreditation from OfQual as part of the UK Government’s Qualifications & Credits Framework as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification.

This course is delivered ONLINE over eight weeks with a minimum of 36 hours total study (including LIVE virtual lessons) recommended to successfully complete the course. Regular internet access and participation is essential.

The Level 2 Award in Wines Online covers the same syllabus as the classroom course, but through a supported Online Classroom which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator.

Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:
    • Chardonnay
    • Pinot Grigio/Gris
    • Sauvignon Blanc
    • Riesling
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Pinot Noir
    • Syrah/Shiraz
  • The style and quality of wines:
    • made from 22 regionally important grape varieties
    • produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world
  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:
    • Sparkling wines
    • Fortified wines
  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
  • Principles of food and wine pairing

Entry Requirements:
This course is ideal for complete beginners - no prior knowledge is required and you don't have to have completed any other qualification to enrol. If you are completely new to the world of wine, you may wish to study the Level 1 Award in Wines first, but this is not essential.

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 (your preferred postal address will be confirmed before materials are posted out). It is highly recommended that the relevant chapters within the course textbook are read prior to each live classroom session.

Course Schedule & Important Dates:

  • Tuesday 1st February, 7-9pm: 1st LIVE virtual classroom session
  • Tuesday 8th February, 7-9pm: 2nd LIVE virtual classroom session
  • Tuesday 15th February, 7-9pm: 3rd LIVE virtual classroom session
  • Tuesday 22nd February, 7-9pm: 4th LIVE virtual classroom session
  • Tuesday 1st March, 7-9pm: 5th LIVE virtual classroom session
  • Tuesday 8th March, 7-9pm: 6th LIVE virtual classroom session
  • Tuesday 15th March, 7-9pm:  7th LIVE virtual classroom session
  • Tuesday 22nd March, 7-9pm:  8th LIVE virtual classroom session
  • Exam: To obtain the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Qualification, you will need to successfully pass an exam (either in-person or online) that is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 1 hour. You must answer at least 55% correctly to pass the exam. The cost of sitting the exam either online or in-person is INCLUDED in the course fee.
  • NOTE: All live virtual sessions will be recorded, so if you are unable to attend one of the sessions above as planned, you can revisit the lesson in your own time.

The Course Fee of £320 Includes:

  • Course study guide (students can choose to either receive a physical booklet in the post or a digital copy accessible online)
  • Access to 'LIVE' virtual taught lessons taught by a North London Wine School WSET Certified Tutor (and access to the recordings of each of these sessions)
  • Exam & all related examination fees
  • Internationally-recognised WSET qualification certificate and pin for those who pass the in-person exam

Course Wines:
It is recommended that at least 12 wines are tasted as part of this course. Please note that the cost of wines is not included in the listed course fee.
North London Wine School has hand-selected a specially discounted tasting case of 12 wines that can be purchased as an Add-On to the course fee for £130 inc FREE UK Mainland delivery, a link will be sent to you on booking. Please allow 3-4 working days from order for home delivery

 

Special Educational Needs: please make the School aware if you have a condition which may mean that you will qualify for additional help during the exam such as dyslexia

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