40% Funding Available on WSET Courses!

***ENDS SOON***applies to any WSET course that has commenced before the end of September 2021!!***

For an industry particularly hard hit by COVID-19, we’ve got some fantastic news! If you’re a Yorkshire based hospitality business, large or small, we can help you access financial support to assist you with your recovery and growth plans.

Wine School of Excellence is delighted to have won a massive 40% European Social Fund (ESF) funding (see Funding Background) for eligible businesses within Yorkshire for our WSET wine and spirit courses where delivery has commenced in September 2021. If you’re interested in getting a 40% grant towards WSET training for your team, you can quickly and easily find out if your business is entitled to this funding by checking our Funding Eligibility Checker.

Wine School of Excellence is the ONLY company to have won this European Social Fund (ESF) funding opportunity for WSET courses in the Yorkshire region!!

Click here to read about the Funding Background

Wine School of Excellence is the ONLY company in the Yorkshire region to have won this European Social Fund (ESF) funding opportunity for WSET courses (see WSET Courses Where ESF Funding is Available below) from the Grant Recipient West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC). Under the Higher Performing Workplaces project, this is a brilliant opportunity for hospitality businesses to up-skill their team’s wine and spirits knowledge; raise standards, competencies, confidence and morale; and improve the customer’s experience as well as increase revenue and profit.  It’s a win win!

In the specialist field of wines and spirits, having WSET Awards professionals on your team is a credible way to distinguish the business from its competition

Gillian Tinney

“Hospitality businesses have been hit hard by COVID-19 and put many in a vulnerable position. How they emerge will be crucial for their longevity and growth. ” says Gillian Tinney, owner and Director of Wines School of Excellence. “In the specialist field of wine and spirits, having WSET Awards professionals on your team is a credible way to distinguish the business from its competition and will help it flourish and grow. After a tough year, this funding is a timely opportunity to provide critical financial support to help repair and prepare hospitality businesses for success.”


WSET courses where ESF funding is available

Click here to view all our wines and spirits courses

The ESF funding applies to classroom or online courses delivered before the ESF Funding end date of 30th September 2021

How to apply

CLICK HERE to view the ESF Funding Eligibility Checker

First check out whether your business is entitled to the 40% European Social Fund funding towards training your staff using our Funding Eligibility Checker. It’s really easy and if you are able to answer YES to each of the questions great, just contact us to get the ball rolling. See How it Works below.

Self Employed?  If you’re self employed, you’ll need to provide evidence that your relevant business activities are registered with HM Revenue and Customs.


How it works

Once you’ve used our Funding Eligibility Checker and know that you can answer YES to each of the questions, just choose the course or courses you’re interested in (see WSET Courses Where ESF Funding is Available above) and select your team members that you’d like to participate in the training. Don’t book online, just contact us by telephone (01904 778830) or email or by completing the Contact Form below.  We’ll run through your eligibility with you.

Next we’ll supply you with the necessary WYCC funding claim documentation. There are 2 forms: 1 more about your company and the other is more focused about the students (training participants) you are proposing.  We can help you if necessary and we’ll double check them for you. If everything’s all in order, a Director or Senior Manager of your company needs to sign a Funding Agreement with ourselves that details all the terms and conditions surrounding the ESF Funding.  You only need to arrange the transfer of the 60% Match Funding Contribution Rate (i.e. Employer Contribution) to ourselves either by bank transfer or cheque.  Course dependant we’ll get the study packs off to you.

We will take care of the funding claim and the necessary progress reporting with WYCC. The course and examination takes place and the students have a document to complete (the tutor can help if necessary).  On receipt of the results, we receive the ESF Contribution Rate of 40% from WYCC.


Interested in getting a 40% grant towards WSET training for your team?

If you’d like to apply for ESF funded places for your team, just complete the form below or email or give us a call on 01904 778830.

Contact Form

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