WSET Level 3 in Wines Distance Learning (Online) Course


  • Course Cost: £620.00 including Exam Fee, Course Materials, Virtual Tutorials and Tutor Support

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines qualification is designed to develop wine knowledge and analytical skills in both theory and tasting ability.  It is an advanced level qualification aimed at industry professionals and wine enthusiasts and is the gateway to the flagship WSET Diploma qualification. 

Our exclusive online course contains practice written and multiple choice questions, tutorials, fact sheets and recommended wines to samples.  This is backed up with the opportunity to attend fortnightly video tasting tutorials plus tutor support via email or telephone when required.  This is an ideal course for anyone preferring a more flexible approach to studying for this qualification.

How Does It Work?

The process is simple.  Upon booking the course, you will receive access to the online course which provides many different resources to help you work through the syllabus.  You will also be sent the digital WSET studypack which accompanies the course.  You then go at your own pace and follow the course modules, making use of the extensive practice questions in each module and in the Mock Assessment section.

The web based courses and resources contain all the information you need to study in order to pass the exams at the end of the course.  Your studies can be enhanced with our optional monthly theory tutorials.  These focus on a particular region or subject matter featured in the Level 3 syllabus.

You are also invited to attend fortnightly Video Tasting sessions where we follow the tasting process required for the Level 3 exam.  This will help you calibrate your tasting skills in preparation for the tasting exam.  Level 3 exams must be sat in person at our Exam Centre.  Details can be found on our Exam Schedule page.

Tutor Support is available throughout the course.  This can be a 1-1 video session, email correspondence or by phone/text.

Once you feel ready to take the exam, get in touch with us to arrange a time and date to sit the exam.  

Results are issued via email 8-10 weeks after sitting the exam, with certificates following shortly afterwards.

Optional Virtual Tutorial Sessions

You are invited to join our virtual tasting and theory tutorial sessions held throughout each month.  These are additional learning resources and if you prefer not to attend, this will not affect the outcome of your exam.  

Virtual Tasting Sessions:  Held on alternate Thursdays at 6.30pm (UK time).  Each session follow a theme - just bring a bottle and join the conversation! 

Virtual Theory Sessions:  Held once a month on Saturday mornings at 10.30am.  We focus on wine growing regions in detail, following the Level 3 syllabus with some contextual information to aid learning.  These sessions are recorded and are available for 60 days after the scheduled date.  


Our successful and comprehensive Level 3 in Wines online course includes:

  • Online Video Wine Tasting Tutorials and Recommended Wine to sample
  • Wine Wise Fact Sheets
  • Wine Wise Practice Multiple Choice Questions
  • Wine Wise Practice Written Questions
  • Tasting and Theory Exam Technique Module
  • Digital WSET Studypack
  • Full Wine Wise Mock exams with feedback option
  • Invitation to attend virtual tasting and theory sessions
  • Telephone and Email support

Course Modules

The Online Course comprises of 8 modules (stages) as follows:

  • S1 -  Vineyard 
  • S2 –Winery & Wine Consumption
  • S3 – France
  • S4 – Spain/Italy
  • S5 – Rest of Europe
  • S6 – New World
  • S7 – Sparkling & Fortified
  • S8 – Exam Technique and Tasting Guidance

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Exam Process

The exam consists of 2 parts:

1) A blind Tasting Exam of 2 Wines - 1 red and 1 white. You are required to write a tasting note on these wines. (30 mins)

2) A Theory Exam - 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short written answer questions. (2 hours).

Results are issued 8-10 weeks after the exam date.

Due to the tasting element of this exam, all Level 3 exams must be sat in person at an Exam Centre.  This is currently in Sutton Coldfield and will be switching to Cambridgeshire from Autumn 2023.  Dates can be found on the Exam Schedule page and further dates will be published in due course. 

How to Book

This qualification is open to holders of the WSET Level 2 Award.  You may be asked to provide evidence of your exam outcome.

Please contact to request a booking form and ask any questions you have about the course.  We endeavour to answer your enquiry within 24 hours.

For more information, please contact

·       Tel: 07804 494083

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WSET Level 3 in Wines Course Specification

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