Course Overview

Take your wine knowledge to the next level with this internationally recognised advanced level wine qualification. Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses provide globally recognised qualifications suitable for wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP) East London Wine School has been certified to offer the WSET Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications. The WSET Level 3 in Wines Award 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.

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET Level 3 in Wines certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What’s covered on the course:

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.

Assessment

Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of short written answers. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual

Entry requirement

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. This course is suitable for keen wine enthusiasts and people working in the drinks industry and hospitality such as sommeliers and hotel, restaurant and pub staff, wine retail staff and managers, wine buyers and distributors. It is recommended that you have already sat and passed the WSET Level 2 in Wines exam although this is not essential if your wine knowledge is at a high level.

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 – free to UK Mainland addresses. It is highly recommended that the course textbook is read prior to the start of the course if possible. We also recommend 54 hours home study time in addition to the classroom time

Course Provider

East London Wine School

Delivery Method

Online

Course Start Date

23 January 2021

Date Details

Friday 15th Jan 2021: Registration Deadline to allow time to order the wines and post your study pack to you. You can book after this time, but we cannot guarantee to get your materails to you in time for the first session

Sat 23rd Jan 2021 at 10am – 3pm with one hour lunch break 12 noon to 1pm: 1st LIVE virtual classroom session

Sat 30th Jan 2021 at 10am – 3pm with one hour lunch break 12 noon to 1pm: 2nd LIVE virtual classroom session

Sat 6th Feb 2021 at 10am – 3pm with one hour lunch break 12 noon to 1pm: 3rd LIVE virtual classroom session

Sat 13th Feb 2021 at 10am – 3pm with one hour lunch break 12 noon to 1pm: 4th LIVE virtual classroom session

Sat 20th Feb 2021 at 10am – 3pm with one hour lunch break 12 noon to 1pm: 5th LIVE virtual classroom session

Sat 27th Feb 2021 at 10am – 3pm with one hour lunch break 12 noon to 1pm: 6th LIVE virtual classroom session

Sat 6th March 2021 at 10am – 3pm with one hour lunch break 12 noon to 1pm: 7th LIVE virtual classroom session

Sat 13th March at 10am - Exam IN PERSON in London

Exam: To obtain the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Qualification, you will need to successfully pass an exam IN PERSON. The exam takes the form of a 30 min tasting paper and a 2 hour Theory Paper that is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions and 4 Short Written Answer questions. You must answer at least 55% correctly in BOTH papers in order to pass the exam and gain your Level 3 in Wines qualification.

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.

Course Cost

£745

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