Saturdays for 7 sessions starting 26th October
This well-structured and in-depth Level 3 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.
Saturday Sessions - who are they designed for?
We run Saturday sessions for those who can not sacrifice a working weekdayThe sessions run for 7 to 8 hours, starting at 10am and finishing at 5:30pm, which enables you plenty of time to arrive punctually and enough time to enjoy your valued Saturday eveningThere are 6 full sessions (every 4 weeks) and an exam session, spread out over 5 months. This enables you to learn this very challenging syllabus (many students have transferred in the past from the shorter format to this longer format). The final exam day is 10am - 4pm.Course Outline (all Saturdays)
26th Oct - Session 1 - Course Starter, tasting technique, grape-growing & winemaking23rd Nov - Session 2 - France; Burgundy, Alsace, Bordeaux, Loire, Rhone & others14th Dec - Session 3 - Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy11th Jan 2014 - Session 4 - Spain, Portugal, North America, Chile8th Feb 2014 - Session 5 - Argentina, SA, Australia, New Zealand, Sparkling Wines8th Mar 2014 - Session 6 - Fortified Wines, Spirits & Liqueurs, Others5th Apr 2014 - Session 7 - Revision Session, Exam
What'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 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 tutor: Jimmy Smith (School founder - nominated WSET Wine Educator of the Year 2012)