WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
Distance Learning Course - £480.00 - see Level 3 Online for further details
Classroom Course - £680.00 - see Events Calendar for upcoming courses
PRE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must hold the WSET Level 2 Certificate. It may be possible for candidates who have considerable experience in the Industry to undertake this course after passing a Pre-Course Entry test.
RECOMMENDED STUDY HOURS
84 hours in total. Classroom: 30 Classroom Hours and 54 Home Study Hours. The Level 3 is an intense course and candidates should be aware of the commitment recommended . Exam dates are flexible to allow for additional revision time.
- WSET Studypack - Textbook & Workbook, SAT Tasting Card
- Online Learning Support including Mock Assessments and feedback.
- Guided Tasting Sessions
- Practice Research Questions
- Video support resource
- Additional Learning Support Material - Handouts, Syllabus Analysis etc
- Tutor Support
- Classroom: Wine Samples throughout course
The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is an in-depth study of the world of wines. The course is designed to advance your wine knowledge and tasting skills and to test your skills to apply this knowledge in the context of written answers.
The syllabus covers detailed aspects of grape growing and wine making, together with a geographical study of the wine regions of the world and the major influences on the styles of wines produced. The syllabus also includes modules on Sparkling and Fortified wines which also make up part of the theory exam paper.
Tasting is a key feature of the course and you will follow the Level 3 WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting assessment process. The Level 3 exam includes a tasting element where you are expected to produce a written tasting note on two blind wines. The classroom course provides practice opportunities to learn and refine this skill. Due to the tasting element of the classroom courses, all attendees must be aged over 18.
Unit 1: The Theory of Wines of the World
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate the ability to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wines.
Unit 2: The Analytical Tasting of Wine
- 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.
Core Subject Areas:
- Winery & Wine Consumption
- Spain & Italy
- Rest of Europe
- New World
- Sparkling & Fortified
- Exam Technique and Tasting Guidance
Distance Learning Course
Start anytime and study online at your own pace. Subject areas are delivered in 8 modules containing fact sheets, tasting videos, practice questions and online resource links. Tutor support is available throughout the course and you are invited to attend a Guided Tasting Session to calibrate your tasting skills.
The online course contains mock assessments including a short written answer paper to submit for feedback. The course contains a list of recommended wine samples to accompany the course.
The exam will be held in Sutton Coldfield. The Guided Tasting Session and Exam Schedule can be found here.
Please see our Level 3 Online or contact us for more information.
For upcoming courses, please see our Events Calendar
The course is delivered in small groups in a relaxed home-based classroom environment, occasionally joined by Charlie the Wine Dog
The exam consists of a Tasting and Theory section. The Tasting section is a 30 minute exam where you assess and produce a written tasting note on 2 wines. The Theory section is made up of a 50 multiple choice question paper and a written answer paper which is divided into 4 main questions.
Classroom students will have access to our exclusive WSET Level 3 online support course containing practice multiple choice and short written answer questions with feedback opportunities.
The exam is sat on Day 6 of the course or can be sat at an alternative date to suit your study schedule. This can be confirmed during the course.