WSET Level 2 Online (Saturdays)
This beginner-to-intermediate level course provides a structured exploration of the world of wine and is suitable both for wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. You will gain knowledge of the world’s principal, and regionally important, grape varieties, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, candidates will explore the factors that impact style, and quality, and learn how to describe wines with confidence.
What the course covers
• Wine tasting: How to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT)
• Food and wine: The principles of food and wine pairing
• Service and storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and how to recognise common faults found in wine
• Labelling: How to decode and understand wine labels
• Factors influencing the style of wine: How environmental factors, grape-growing, vineyard and maturation options influence the style and quality of the wines in different parts of the world
• Grape varieties: Learn about wine styles produced by key international red and white varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah/Shiraz) as well as those made from 22 regionally important grape varieties grown in 70 wine regions
• Sparkling and Fortified wines: How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence the style of wines in these two key wine categories
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines has full accreditation from OfQual as part of the UK Government’s Qualifications & Credits Framework as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification. No prior wine knowledge is required. However the course builds upon the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, which may be more suitable for those completely new to the world of wine. We recommend you read the course specification document before you sign up for the course. You can read the full spec by clicking here.
This is an online weekend course over four consecutive Sundays
• The Level 2 Award in Wines online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course and is delivered in LIVE virtual lessons by one of our certified wine educators
• Candidates will receive a complete WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course study pack, comprising the course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world 'Behind the Label'), a study guide (complete with maps, example questions and forms for your own tasting notes), course specification and laminated 'Systematic Approach To Tasting' card
• The course includes 16 hours online tuition (8 x 2 hour sessions) and we recommend a minimum of 12 hours additional study
• Your tutor will taste 12 wines with you on the course (for details of how to order the wines for your course see below)
• You will receive access to practice multiple-choice revision questions specific to this course
• You will be sent details of how to join your LIVE sessions when you book
Please note a reliable broadband connection is essential for the completion of this online course as are basic computer skills.
• To obtain the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Qualification, you will need to successfully pass the exam. The exam comprises 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 1 hour. A mark of 55% is required to pass the exam.
• The first opportunity to take the exam will be in St Albans, on the evening of Wednesday 26th August. Alternatively, we are now able to offer an Online exam for an additional fee of £25.
Course Schedule and Important Dates
Registration Deadline: Monday 27th July.
The 8 x 2-hour online classroom sessions run from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm as follows:
- Saturday 1st August
- Saturday 8th August
- Saturday 15th August
- Saturday 22nd August
- Wednesday 26th August - exam, in person, at The County Club, St Albans 6.30pm-8.30pm
The course fee of £300 includes
• All WSET course materials posted to you at no extra charge including ‘Looking Behind the Label’ course manual, Study Guide, specification and SAT Tasting Card
• Eight LIVE virtual, interactive sessions taught by a Local Wine School WSET Certified Tutor
• Exclusive access to practice multiple choice questions
• Internationally recognised WSET qualification, certificate and pin for those who pass the exam
• All WSET registration and exam fees. The exam may be taken at any of our Local Wine School locations, including Hertfordshire Wine School on Wednesday 26th August.
It is recommended that twelve wines are tasted as part of this course, although this is optional and not essential to complete the course. Please note that the cost of wines is not included in the course fee above.
We have put together a recommended selection of wines, specifically designed to accompany the course and illustrate key learning outcomes. The wines have been negotiated at a specially discounted price, only available to our online students, of £120.44 including delivery, for the twelve-bottle case. Details of how to order your case of wines will be provided when you book your place.
Special Educational Needs
Please make the school aware if you have a condition which may mean that you will qualify for additional help during the exam such as dyslexia.
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Course Date/Time: Sat 1st Aug 2020 at 10.00am
Duration: 8 x 2 hours