WSET Courses

Level 1 Award in Wine

Sunday 30th September WSET Level 1

Location; Café du Soleil, 5-6 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT2 8AA

Times; 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings.

What you’ll learn
The main types and styles of wine
Common wine grapes and their characteristics
How to store and serve wine
The principles of food and wine pairing

The cost of the day’s tuition, registration and examination, the wines, lunch and tea or coffee is £145.00.

Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits

This qualification will teach you about the key grape varieties grown around the world, the different styles of wine produced and the production of spirits and liqueurs.  The systematic approach to wine tasting is followed when tasting each wine.

The course covers the major grape varieties, regions of the world, food and wine pairing, sparkling wines, fortified wines and the major spirits. Included, as part of your course, is a tutored tasting through 45 wines and four spirits.

You will not need any formal qualification just an enthusiasm for the subject and willingness to learn. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to be introduced to wine or spirits in an informative and structured manner. It is suitable for both the enthusiastic amateur and professional who is  looking to enter or already working in the wine and hospitality business.

Courses are run in two formats such as weekly evening sessions and weekly half days. Enquiries are welcome from organisations wishing to hold bespoke wine training.  A one hour multiple choice question paper with 50 questions takes place during the last session of which the pass mark is 55%.

This qualification is accredited at Level 2 in the UK National Qualifications Framework.  It is also approved as a Technical Certificate for the Advanced Hospitality Modern Apprenticeship.

N.B. Students and candidates who are under the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages in the country where the examination is being held will NOT be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverages as part of their Level 2 course, but this is NOT a barrier for successfully completing the qualification.

Level 2 Course  – new course starting Monday 1st October 2018 

The course consists of 9 two hour sessions with the multiple choice exam being held on the final session.

Venue: Canterbury Christ Church University


October 1st, 8th,15th, 22nd, 29th
November 5th, 19th, 26th
December 3rd (exam)

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Please email to register your interest or reserve a place.

Level 2 Costs

The cost of the course including course material, tasting wines, use of glasses and examination fees and marking is £ 425.00

Level 3 Award in Wine

This course is intended to provide in-depth knowledge of a wide range of wines. It focuses on factors that influence the style, quality and price of wines from major wine regions of the world. You will taste approximately 90 wines and develop analytical tasting skills to a high level of competency using the systematic approach to tasting.

This course is open to students who hold the Level 2 Award or Intermediate Certificate in Wine & Spirits. However we recognise that there are students who may have experience and knowledge in the wine business that is equivalent to the Intermediate Certificate. Please contact us for further details on the necessary levels required to join the course.

In order to achieve the Level 3 award, students will need to pass the WSET Level 3 Award examination. This comprises of two parts: a combined theory paper consisting of a 50 question multiple-choice section and a five question short answer written section; and a blind tasting of two wines. A mark of 55% is required in all sections to pass with the exam taking place in the last session of the course.

Level 3 course will be run in the Autumn of 2018   

The course consists of 16 two hour sessions  run over 9 mornings (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) with the examination being held on the 9th morning. The dates areas follows:

October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
November 5th, 19th, 26th (N.B. not 12th)
December 3rd (exam morning)

Please email to register your interest or to reserve a place.

Level 3 costs

The cost of the course, including course materials, use of glasses, tasting of 85 – 90 wines, registration and examination fee is £745.00.




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