Mondays for 7 sessions starting 23rd Sept
This well-structured and in-depth Advanced certificate is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain comprehensive knowledge of wines and spirits and build upon the knowledge gained at Intermediate level. You will acquire a thorough understanding of the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wines from key wine producing regions of the world. You will also develop analytical tasting skills using the systematic approach to tasting as tasting will be part of the examinations. This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a Level 3 Vocational Qualification and provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the Diploma Level 4.
If you are an employer wishing to train your staff this course will equip them with knowledge and understanding of a wide range of products. This course is suitable for someone in a supervisory level position in wine sales and service.
Monday Sessions - who are they designed for?
We run Monday sessions so you can take a longer weekend thus not disrupting your working week too muchThis are ideal for catering professionals as Monday is often a quiet working dayThe sessions run for 7-8 hours, starting at 10am and finishing at 5:30pm, which enables you plenty of time to arrive on time and enough time to enjoy your valued Monday eveningThere are 6 full sessions and an exam session, spread out over 12 weeks. The final exam day is 10am - 4pm.Course Outline (all Mondays every 2 weeks)
23rd Sep - Session 1 - Course Starter, tasting technique, grape-growing & winemaking7th Oct - Session 2 - France; Burgundy, Alsace, Bordeaux, Loire, Rhone & others21st Oct - Session 3 - Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy4th Nov - Session 4 - Spain, Portugal, North America, Chile18th Nov - Session 5 - Argentina, SA, Australia, New Zealand, Sparkling Wines2nd Dec - Session 6 - Fortified Wines, Spirits & Liqueurs, Others16th Dec - Session 7 - Revision Session, ExamWhat's included in the Course Fee?
All WSET course materials including; Course manual, Study Guide, Specification book and Tasting CardUse of ISO professional tasting glassesAll tasting wine (approx 70-80 wines)All course handouts (we have a comprehensive database of past exam papers/practice questions)All course tuitionExamination Papers (Theory Multiple Choice & Written plus Tasting Paper)Course tutors: Jimmy Smith (School Founder & nominated WSET Educator of Year 2012)