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8 DAY (ONLINE) - Non-Intensive

  • Course Overview

    The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to give a thorough understanding of the factors that
    account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world. The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regards to their style, quality and price. The qualification provides the in-depth product knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in product selection in the retail and hospitality sectors.

  • Course Objective

    Successful candidates will be able to describe the characteristics of the principal wines of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and price. They will consequently be in a position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of wines in a variety of situations

  • Course Outline

    • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
    • The key characteristics of the principal:
      • still wines of the world
      • sparkling wines of the world
      • fortified wines of the world
    • How to make appropriate wine recommendations
    • How to taste wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

  • Duration

    32 hours (4 days consecutive 0r 8 separate dates), examination on schedule

  • Course Assessment

    Candidates will be required to pass a closed-book examination, comprising two units.

    Unit 1: A theory examination of two parts to be completed in two hours. The paper comprises:
    • 50 multiple-choice questions
    • 4 x 25 mark short written answer questions

    A mark of 55 per cent in each part is required to achieve a pass in this unit of the qualification.

    Unit 2: A tasting examination in the form of a blind tasting of two wines to be completed in 30 minutes.

    A mark of 55 per cent is required to achieve a pass in this unit of the qualification.

    In order to be awarded the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, candidates must achieve a pass in both units of the examination.

  • Entry Requirements

    This course is open to students who have passed the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. If you do not hold the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, but have obtained the relevant knowledge and experience, you are eligible to gain entry through successful completion of an online entry test.

  • Certification

    Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

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