The 8 x 2-hour online sessions run from 6.30-8.30pm each week, over 8 weeks.
This beginner to intermediate level qualification course provides a structured exploration of the world of wine and is suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.
You do not have to first complete Level 1 - you can jump in straight at this level (Level 2) if you like.
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. Through a combination of tasting and theory, candidates will explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe wines with confidence.
What the course covers
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines has full accreditation from OfQual as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification.
We recommend you read the course specification document before you book the course (read it by clicking here).
Please note a reliable broadband connection is essential for the completion of this online course as are basic computer skills.
To obtain the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines qualification, you will need to successfully pass the exam. The exam is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 60 minutes. A mark of 55% is required to pass the exam, 70% to pass with merit and 85% to pass with distinction.
The exam may be taken at Sussex Wine School in class, dates to be agreed. Or we can offer an online exam for an additional £35. (please add the online exam if you wish to take the exam remotely)
Registration deadline: please book at least 5 days before the start of the course, to allow time to send materials and order the tasting wines.
The course fee includes
It is recommended that 12 wines be tasted as part of this course, although this is optional and not essential to complete the course. Please note that the cost of wine is not included in the course fee above.
Our wine experts have specially selected wines for this course aligned to demonstrate specific learning outcomes. They have even negotiated a specially discounted price only available to our online students.
The price of the 12-bottle case is around £135 including delivery to mainland UK. Details of how to order your case of wines will be provided around 10 days prior to your course starting.
Wine preservation advice is given so that after each tasting exercise you can reseal and return to the wines over the coming days.
Special Educational Needs
Please make the school aware if you have a condition that may mean that you will qualify for additional help during the exam such as dyslexia.
VAT Receipt available on request - simply email us after your purchase.
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