Course Overview

ThirtyFifty is a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP), certified to offer the WSET Level 2 qualification as part of the UK's Qualifications and Credits Framework, regulated by Ofqual. We offer the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines as a 3 day course over 3 consecutive Mondays, Tuesdays or Saturdays with the flexibility to swap between Mondays/Tuesdays and Saturdays if you need to. The course is centrally located in London's Covent Garden.

Who is the course designed for?
The Level 2 is ideal for those employed in the wine trade looking for a detailed and structured wine education with limited prior knowledge and will provide the knowledge necessary to progress to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines. The Level 2 course is also a perfect option for wine enthusiasts wanting to further their knowledge in a structured way. For anyone looking to enter the wine industry, a WSET qualification is essential, whether it be in a front of house role in a restaurant or bar or in a retail environment.

WSET courses are the backbone of the wine industry in the UK and a must for anybody considering joining it. They provide a structured and progressive set of courses that are nationally and internationally recognised.


WSET Level 2 Pre-requisites

You can start your wine journey at Level 2, no prior wine knowledge or qualifications are needed to join the course. If you have already studied the Level 1, the Level 2 course is the natural progression.

WSET Level 2 Course Content

For the full specification follow the link to open the WSET Level 2 Specification.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Building on the Level 1, the Level 2 course offers a broad understanding of the principal grape varieties, the regions in which they are grown and the styles of wine produced. Through both tasting and theory, explore the factors that affect style and quality and how to describe wines using the WSET's tasting approach. Holders of the award should be able to interpret wine labels, understand the basic style behind the label and navigate a wine list with confidence.

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT).
  • Understand the factors that influence a wine's style, quality and price.
  • 8 principal grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz.
  • Interpret key labelling terms to understand the style, flavour and method of production of still, sparkling and fortified wines.
  • Principles of food and wine pairing and the storage and service of wine.
  • 43 different wines to taste across the 3 sessions.
  • Perfect for those employed in the wine industry or looking for their first role.
  • Run over 3 consecutive Saturdays, Mondays or Tuesdays, the days can be interchangeable if required.
  • Full Student Pack, including text books and course books, provided.
  • QFC Level 2.
  • A one hour exam on Day 3 consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. A pass mark of 55% required.
Course Provider

Thirty Fifty

Delivery Method

Class Based

Course Start Date

19 September 2020

Date Details

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a three day course running over 3 consecutive Saturdays, Mondays or Tuesdays.

Course Cost


Contact Details

Browns, 82 St Martin's Ln, London, England WC2N 4AG, United Kingdom

We aware that event hosts and wine lovers all over the world are feeling the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Many courses have been cancelled or postponed, so please check the course host's website or contact them for the most up to date information.