bottles of winegift-vouchers(Formerly WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits)

A comprehensive in-depth look at wines from the key producers around the world with a more intense focus on tasting technique and requirement to demonstrate greater comprehension, competency and application of knowledge and understanding.

This 5 day course is aimed at industry employees with supervisory roles with responsibilities to manage, evaluate and instruct  with confidence wine selections their quality and world market commercial awareness or wine connoisseurs.

Our Tutors are WSET approved, holders of the WSET Level 4 Diploma and Certified Wine Educators.  They are also professional and experienced corporate trainers who use their knowledge and skill in modern training techniques to add the WOW factor to make each subject matter easy to understand and absorb.

COST  £ 625 including VAT

lovely lunches

EVERY lecture day, we provide a really lovely lunch for you to enjoy as well as experience and learn about food and wine matching first hand!! ALL included in the course fee!!

all inclusive

Fee includes LUNCH (see opposite), study materials, wine tastings, tuition, examination and provision of tasting glasses during the course

EXAMINATION  Unit One to be completed in 2 hours: – Part I comprises of 50 multiple choice questions and Part II is a question paper requiring short written answers which consists of 4 questions of 25 marks each.

Unit Two examination time 30 minutes: – consists of a practical blind tastings (one red and one white) and the completion of written tasting notes for 2 wines.

A mark of 55% in each unit required to pass.  Results in around 6-8 weeks from the examination.



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Code L3WS5021/York/9.15am-5.00pm

  • Part I – Monday to Wednesday 5th to 7th February 2018
  • Part II – Monday and Tuesday 26th to 27th February 2018
  • Exam Monday 5th March 2018

Code L3WS5022/York/9.15am-5.00pm

  • Part I – Monday to Wednesday 4th to 6th June 2018
  • Part II – Monday and Tuesday 25th and 26th June 2018
  • Exam Monday 2nd July 2018

Code L3WS5023/York/9.15am-5.00pm

  • Part I – Monday to Wednesday 15th to 17th October 2018
  • Part II – Monday and Tuesday 29th and 30th October 2018
  • Exam Monday 5th November 2018

Not seeing the dates you fancy?  Let us know as there maybe something in the pipeline or a private course running that you may be able to join!!

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS  All bookings are on the basis that you have read and agreed to the Booking Terms and Conditions.  Click here.

CONTENT  Subjects studied Content: –

Entry Requirement  WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits highly recommended.

Wine Tasting Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting

Food and Wine Matching Principles of matching food and wine.

Grape Varieties Learn about the characteristics and styles of wines produced by the key international and regionally important grape varieties.

Regions, Districts and Method of Production

  • Factors influencing style, quality and price of wines and spirits in the key regions of:
  • France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, North, South and Central America.

Number of Wines Tasted Minimum of 60 wines will be tasted as part of the course

Study Materials Students will receive the Level 3 Award course study pack, consisting of the ‘Understanding Wines: Style and Quality’ course book and study guide together with a Level 3 WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting card. Students should read the full specification, click here, and view all the tutorial video content prior to attending the session lectures (access codes issued to students with booking confirmations).

Course styles and durations Day Release Courses – 5 lecture days plus 2 hours 15mins examination. Evening Courses – 2 ½ hours one evening per week for 11 weeks including 2 hours 15 mins examination

Recommended Private Study Minimum of 46 hours of additional private study is recommended for this course.  (Distances Learning 84 hours)

Certification All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin


Q.  How much prior knowledge of wines and/or spirits should I have before attending this course?

A. WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is highly recommended.

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 you have before you start the course, will have a bearing on this.  For a successful outcome, we do highly recommend that in addition to the lectures days, all students spend at least 46 hours of self study time.  (Distance Learning option we recommend a minimum of 84 hours).

Q.  How long can I take to complete my studies?

A.  Once booked on to a course, the dates are fixed, however, it is possible to transfer to another course or delay sitting your exam.  Costs may apply as detailed in the terms and conditions.

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