The flagship WSET Diploma will arm you with specialist-level skills and knowledge, plus recognition as an expert in the field of wines and spirits. The course not only develops advanced product knowledge but will also develop your skills in research and analysis, which will continue to be of use to you in the future. The Diploma is universally viewed as a stepping-stone to the MW program. The Diploma is comprised of six units of study (2-3 years to complete), each designed to develop expertise in a particular area. The course includes tutored tastings of over 250 light, sparkling and fortified wines, as well as 32 spirits; all samples are carefully selected to build analytical tasting skills and supplement theoretical knowledge. Upon successful completion of all Units, students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and may use the post-nominal DipWSET.