Are you an enthusiast who would love to learn more about wine and/or spirits yet you just don’t have the time to commit yourself to attending weekly courses? If the answer’s ‘Yes’, then perhaps the distance learning option is for you. Once you’ve received your study pack, which consists of the ‘Looking Behind the Label/Understanding Wines: Explaining Style & Quality’ course book (Wine and Spirits/Wine) or ‘Distilling Knowledge’ (Spirits) and study guide together with a WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting (Spirits) card, you can get studying at home at your own time and pace. Once you’re ready, you’ll have a full 12 months to come along and sit your exam!
EXTRAS Ideally and at least once, we highly recommend that you practice and develop your skills using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting within a tutored environment too. Just give us at least a weeks notice and numbers permitting, we’d love you to join us. Full day attendance is £95.00 and half day is £57.00, which we will require to be paid in full so we can confirm your place.
EXAMINATION Please refer to the course you are interested in for the published examination dates.
- £ 175.00 including VAT per student
- £ 195 including VAT per student
- £ 270 including VAT per student *
*WSE will not submit the details of any Level 3 distance learning student to WSET Exams until they have been provided with sufficient evidence that the student has achieved an adequate level of tasting and theory knowledge.
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS Make sure you have a look at the terms and conditions for Distance Learning as they are slightly different to the day/evening courses. Click here.
CONTENT Please select the appropriate course for the course content, specification, entry requirement and examination information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does the Distance Learning programme work?
A. Once enrolled, you will be allocated a Personal Tutor at the Help Desk and the details will be sent to you with the study pack. On a home study basis, it’s then up to you to decide how often and whether or not you wish to learn in small bite sized chunks or perhaps in more in depth sessions.
Q. What if I’m unsure about any of the content of the course programme?
A. Just email your question or query to your Personal Tutor at the Help Desk and he/she will respond to you within 24 working hours wherever possible either by email or telephone as appropriate.
Q. What is the recommended self study time for this programme?
A. Obviously people learn at different speeds and how much prior knowledge of wines and spirits you have before you start the course, will have a bearing on this. For a successful outcome, we do highly recommend that all students spend at least 33 hours Level 2/84 hours Level 3 of self study time.
Q. How long can I take to complete my studies?
A. From enrolment, you have a full 12 months in which to complete the Distance Learning programme and sit your exam?
Q. Is it possible to attend the delivery of Day Release lectures?
A. Of course and we do recommend it so that you can practice and develop your skills using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting within a tutored environment. Just give us at least a week’s notice and numbers permitting, we’d love you to join us. Full day attendance is £95.00, half day is £57.00 and evening sessions £40.00, which we will require to be paid in full so we can confirm your place.*
Q. Where do I sit my exam?
A. On enrolment, we will let you know the forthcoming exam dates and it’s up to you which one you would like to attend. All we ask is that you notify us a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the exam day so that we can register you with WSET® Awards.
Q. Do refunds apply?
A. Once booked, no refunds apply to Distance Learning programmes. This includes refunds or reduction in fees for previously purchased materials, examinations not taken within the 12 month course registration period or non-attendance at booked tutorial sessions.