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WSET Level 3 Award In Wines Online Self-paced Course

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Cost: $1,295

Includes online course tuition, e-textbook and e-workbook, tasting tutorial with wine samples led by a CWS instructor, postage for mailing of certificate & pin, and the examination

The course is based around a 9-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 10 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums.

There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars. The course prepares the student for the WSET Level 3 Wine qualification and they are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent activities that guide the student through the key wine regions of the world looking at the factors in the vineyard and winery that influence wine styles.

Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the specification. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.

All study materials are included in the online course. Level 3 students will have access to the e-books for two years. At this time, e-books cannot be printed. Students who wish to also purchase a printed Level 3 study pack (textbook and workbook) may do so for $140 which includes shipping. Please email if interested.


Course start date: August 8, 2022

Virtual tasting tutorial: August 27, 2022 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Course end date: October 9, 2022

In-person exam at the Capital Wine School: October 19, 2022 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Course Structure

Module 1: Exploring style, quality and price (Part 1)

Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.

Learn about the principal natural factors in the vineyard and how they influence the style, quality and price of wine.

Module 2: Exploring style, quality and price (Part 2)

Learn about the principal human factors in the vineyard and winery and how they influence the style, quality and price of wine.

Modules 3-6: Exploring the still wines of Europe

Learn about the natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery and how they influence the still wines of Europe.

Modules 7-8: Exploring the still wines from the rest of the world

Learn about the natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery and how they influence the wines of the USA, Canada, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Module 9: Sparkling and fortified wines

Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of sparkling wines from the key wine producing countries.

Revision resources

Revise the course content using the resources in this section.

Additional Information

Exam Rescheduling: Students who wish to reschedule their exam may do so for a $50 rescheduling fee. Exams must be rescheduled for another existing exam date (we cannot offer individualized exam dates). Due to WSET exam order deadlines, students who wish to reschedule their exams for the $50 fee must notify us at more than 12 business days before the scheduled exam. Requests for rescheduling an exam with 12 or fewer business days until the exam will incur exam fees as follows: $275 for the full exam; $125 for the tasting portion only for resits; $225 for the theory portion only for resits. Please email for assistance with rescheduling.

 The exam, which must be taken in person at the Capital Wine School, takes 2 & ½ hours and consists of short answer questions, multiple choice, and blind tasting assessment. Students taking an in-person exam will be required to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a negative Covid-19 test result taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to the in-person exam.

Wine Samples: Aside from the wine samples included in the tasting tutorial, students enrolled online, self-paced courses are responsible for finding, purchasing and paying for all additional wines for tasting. Depending upon the number of students enrolled in the course, students enrolled in this course may be asked to join one of our weekday evening online and live Level 3 classes in lieu of the scheduled Saturday tasting tutorial.

Wine samples for the tasting tutorial will be available for pickup curbside by appointment at the Capital Wine School the day before the tutorial between 12pm – 5pm. Students who are unable to come to the school to pick up their tutorial wine samples may have their samples shipped to them for an additional shipping fee – please email for more information. Please note that we cannot accommodate requests for wine sample pickups earlier than noon on the day before the tutorial, and that any requests for shipping must be received no later than 7 days before the tutorial date. Finally, wine samples for those who request and pay for shipping will ship to arrive the day before the tutorial, and we cannot accommodate requests for earlier arrival.

*The registration deadline for this course is July 28, 2022 and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date. 


  • class
  • online
  • wine
  • advanced
  • certification
  • wset
  • wset3
  • wset level 3

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