This qualification is popular with wine and spirit employees and will give students excellent all-round product knowledge. The course is also suitable for people with a personal interest in wine who wish to acquire a good knowledge of wines made around the world.
How will you benefit
The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, and principle varieties of spirits.
- How wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
- Key white grape varieties
- Key black grape varieties
- Wine-producing regions of the world
- Sparkling wines
- Sweet wines and fortified wines
- Label terminology
- Food and wine pairing
- The WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine
To gain the qualification students need to pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions. This course is taught in three intensive days, with full morning and afternoon sessions each day, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Depending on the dates, sessions can be spread over three weeks, in the same day - generally Saturday - or concentrated in three consecutive days. Please check the calendar below for specific options. In all cases, the exam will be taken during the last hour of the final session.
Please note that, as we must order and receive examinations papers from London, all course all registrations must close at least two weeks before the examination date.
Please note that WSET states that to pass the exam an absolute minimum of 11 hours of private study is required. We strongly suggest studying for at least 20 hours, preferably one hour per day for 20 days, before starting the course.