WSET Course Level 2 £335+
The WSET courses provide nationally-recognised qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. The courses are all examined and certificated within the QCF (Qualifications and Credits Framework) approved by the government.
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (formerly the Intermediate)
All courses are listed at the bottom of this page.
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits is intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available. The qualification is suitable wherever a good level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies.The course is also appropriate for those not employed in the drinks industry but who have a serious interest in wine, and wish to broaden their knowledge in a structured way. This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification. This qualification provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the Level 3 Award in Wines & Spirits.
Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
Food and Wine Matching: A guide to the key considerations when matching food & wine successfully
Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve wine & recognise common faults found in wines
Labelling: Learn how to decode & understand labels
Factors influencing the Style of Wine: Study the factors influencing the style, quality & price of wine in the vineyard & winery
Grape Varieties: Learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international & regionally important grape varieties
Key White grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling. Other white varieties: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscadet, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon, Torrontés, Trebbiano and Verdicchio
Key Black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz. Other red varieties: Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & Zinfandel
Key Wine-Producing regions of the World: Learn about the main styles of wines from the key wine-producing regions. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa
Number of Wines Tasted: 30-35 wines will be tasted as part of the course
Study Materials: Students will receive an Intermediate course study pack, consisting of the course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world), a study guide (complete with maps, example questions, and forms for your own tasting notes) and laminated tasting card.
Study Materials available; West London Wine School has a comprehensive library of mock papers for examination practice
Duration of course: 16 hours
Recommended Private Study: 12 hours additional private study is recommended for this course. It is strongly recommended that the majority of the private study is done in preparation for the course.
Examination: 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 1 hour. A mark of 55% required to pass
- Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.
Our Wine Cellar location is also the ideal place to learn about wine with passionate teachers - read more below:
"I finished the WSET2 course with Cherie last night and just wanted to say that she is a true legend!! What a fab teacher. It was a shame I didn't get to say a proper thank you after the test. Please can you let her know that she was utterly fab and its been a really good few weeks? Thank you!!" (Katie Simmonds, April 2012)
If you are thinking where to study wine then West London Wine School is your answer. We are an APP (Approved Programme Provider) with WSET, listed as a key provider of WSET courses in London by WSET, Decanter Wine magazine, Jancis Robinson & Timeout Magazine. We are now one of the leading providers in the UK.
Saturdays for three sessions starting 25th May over 5 weeks This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 certificate and is intended as vocational
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Monday evenings for six sessions starting 3rd June over 6 weeks This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award and is intended as vocational training
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Four sessions over four consecutive days starting 25th June. Registration closes Thursday 13th June This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award and
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Sundays for three sessions starting 5th July over 3 weeks This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 certificate and is intended as vocational
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Saturdays for three sessions starting 13th JULY over 3 weeks This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 certificate and is intended as vocational
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Four sessions over four consecutive days starting Tuesday 23rd July REGISTRATION CLOSES 11th July This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award and is intended
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Sundays for three sessions starting 22nd Sept over 3 weeks This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 certificate and is intended as vocational
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