Are you an enthusiast who would love to learn more about wine or spirits yet you just don’t have the time to commit yourself to attending classroom courses? If the answer’s ‘Yes’ then perhaps the online option is for you so you can work around your own timetable.
Online Classroom courses have set start and finish dates. You’ll be supplied guidelines on progression, however, you can login and get studying at home at your own time and pace.
There are proven advantages and benefits of traditional classroom courses yet if you can’t commit the time, e-learning is the next best substitute!
We’ll have subject specialist educators on hand to provide you with the necessary feedback on your assigned exercises and they’ll respond about any course related queries you may have. Additionally you can interact in the forums with other students on the same course. Pretty simple and straightforward.
There are proven advantages and benefits of traditional classroom courses, particularly in areas like learning in a tutored environment the Systematic Approach to Tasting. If you’d prefer to come along to one of our traditional classroom courses, click here.
Examinations are on set dates after the scheduled course takes place. Whilst the course is online, the examination is not as students need to sit their exam under the same conditions as our classroom courses.
Whilst these courses are ONLINE, the examinations aren’t so, students are required to attend in person!
If you need more time, we can arrange another mutually convenient date. Please note that we require a minimum of 10 working days notice.
ONLINE COURSES AVAILABLE
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
Make sure you have a look at the terms and conditions for the Online Classroom as they are slightly different to the day/evening courses. Click here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does the Online Classroom work?
A. Once enrolled to a scheduled online course, we’ll send you a welcome email that will detail how to access the learning zone. If you’re a Level 2 or 3 student, we’ll also send you out a study pack. You’ll be provided with guidelines on progression and then 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. Is there a deadline for booking an online classroom course?
A. Yes. You need to book at least 6 working days before the start of the course.
Q. What if I’m unsure about any of the content of the course programme?
A. No problem. Throughout the online course, you have access to a subject specialist educator online who will respond to your course related query.
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 the minimum self study time as detailed on each course.
Q. How long can I take to complete my studies?
A. From enrolment, you have a full 12 months in which to complete the Online Classroom course and sit your exam. After the set scheduled course dates, you will not be able to take part in any of the online activities and no longer have the online educator facility.
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 12 working days prior to the exam day so that we can register you with WSET Awards.
Q. Can you sit the examination online?
A. No. Students need to sit their exam under the same conditions as our classroom courses.
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, which we will require to be paid in full so we can confirm your place.* Click here.