Six consecutive days (Monday to Saturday) in one week with the examination on the Saturday morning - BE PREPARED!
This well-structured and in-depth Level 3 certificate is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain comprehensive knowledge of wines and build upon the knowledge gained at Intermediate level. You will acquire a thorough understanding of the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wines from key wine producing regions of the world. You will also develop analytical tasting skills using the systematic approach to tasting as tasting will be part of the examinations. This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a Level 3 Vocational Qualification and provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the Diploma Level 4.
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. This course is suitable for someone in a supervisory level position in wine sales and service.
- The term 'condensed' is due to the shorter nature of the course (over six consecutive days) - the amount of content is exactly the same as our other course formats.
- Please be aware that this is a very in-depth course compressed into a shorter time-frame. This course is ideally for those that have studied the book beforehand and/or have wine industry experience.
- Regular registration closes for this course on Monday 4th October.
- For the condensed course we will post your study pack to you in advance. Please note that postage can take up to 10 working days. Please let us know the best address for your study pack to be sent too. The delivery will require a signature upon arrival.
- Students will gain access to Jimmy Smith's E-Learning Wine Course Revision portal (containing hundreds of mock exam questions, revision templates, flashcards, exercises and videos) 4 weeks prior to the start of the course.
DAY-RELEASE SESSIONS - WHO ARE THEY DESIGNED FOR?
- We run the condensed course for those who wish to obtain the Level 3 award in a quick turnaround, ideally for those who have a sound understanding of wine or those that passed the Level 2 Award with Merit/Distinction.
- The taught sessions run for 8 hours, starting at 9am (8:30am on first day) and finishing at 5pm for five consecutive days (Monday to Friday).
- The final day on the Saturday is the examination at 9:30am.
PLEASE NOTE: It is very much recommended that the course textbook is read and the study guide completed before this course begins to succeed on this format of the course.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Unit 1: The Theory of Wines of the World
- Learning Outcome 1: Identify the principal natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery that are involved in the production of still wines of the world and explain how they can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.
- Learning Outcome 2: Identify and describe the characteristics of the still wines produced in the principal wine producing regions of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.
- Learning Outcome 3: Identify and describe the characteristics of the principal sparkling wines of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.
- Learning Outcome 4: Identify and describe the characteristics of the principal fortified wines of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery and law can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.
- Learning Outcome 5: Demonstrate the ability to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wines.
Unit 2: The Analytical Tasting of Wine
- Learning Outcome 1: Accurately describe the key characteristics of the principal still wines of the world and use the description to make an assessment of quality and an assessment of readiness for drinking.
- Wine Tasting: Taste, describe and analyse wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
- Food and Wine Matching: A guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
- Labelling: Learn how to decode and understand labels
- Wine Production: Learn about the production factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine from vineyard to bottling
- Light Wines: Learn about the styles of wines produced in the key wine regions and districts of the world: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Greece, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, England and Wales
- Sparkling Wines: Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of sparkling wines from the key wine producing countries: France, Spain, Italy, Germany, New World - Australia, California, New Zealand, South Africa
- Fortified Wines: Learn about the methods of production/main styles of fortified wines from the key wine countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Australia
COURSE FEE INCLUDES:
- Study Materials: You will receive a WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course study pack, consisting of the course text book, study guide and tasting card. The course study packs can either be delivered electronically or posted out to students in advance of the course (non-UK postal addresses will incur an international postage fee).
- Exclusive Access to Jimmy Smith's E-Learning Wine Online Revision Portal: Through this online portal, students will gain access to over 60 videos, 750 multiple choice questions, mock exams, digital flashcards, online exercises, over 25 full short written mock exam questions and revision templates.
- Examination: The WSET Level 3 examination is comprised of two units: Unit 1 is a combined theory paper consisting of a 50 question multiple-choice section and a four question short answer written section. Unit 2 is a blind tasting of two wines. A mark of 55% required in all sections to pass.
- Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.
PLEASE NOTE: Students should note that this is a demanding course and are advised to select a study option that allows them adequate self-study and revision time. A minimum of 56 hours of study time is recommended IN ADDITION to classroom attendance.