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WSET ONLINE Level 2 Award In Wines - Weekends

    Sun, February 21, 2021 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Cost: £345

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WSET ONLINE Level 2 Award in Wines - Weekends


This beginner to intermediate level qualification course provides a structured exploration of the world of wine and is suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. Individuals on this course will gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, candidates will explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe wines with confidence.

What the course covers:

  • Wine tasting: You will learn how to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT)
  • Food and wine pairing: You will learn the principles of food and wine pairing
  • Wine service and storage: You will learn the correct way to store and serve wine and how to recognise common faults found in wine
  • Labelling: You will learn how to decode and understand wine labels
  • Factors influencing the style of wine: You will explore how environmental factors, grape-growing, vineyard and maturation options influence the style and quality of the wines made all over the world
  • Grape varieties: You'll learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international red and white grape varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah/Shiraz) as well as the styles of wines made with 22 regionally important grape varieties grown in 70 wine regions (GI's) around the world
  • Sparkling and Fortified wines: You will be taught how grape varieties and winemaking processes influence the style of wines in these two key wine categories

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines has full accreditation from OfQual as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification

No prior wine knowledge is required however the course builds upon the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines which may be a suitable place to begin for some people. We recommend you read the course specification document before you sign up for the course. 

Course format:

This is an online weekend course run over 4 consecutive Sundays (1-am to 12pm then 1pm to 3pm).

Course Delivery

  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines online course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course and is delivered in LIVE virtual lessons by one of our certified wine educators
  • Students receive a complete WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course study pack comprising the course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world 'Behind the Label'), study guide with maps and example questions and forms for your own tasting notes, laminated 'Systematic Approach To Tasting' card
  • 16 hours online tuition (8 x 2 hour sessions) and recommended minimum of 12 hours additional home study
  • Tutor tastes 12 wines with you on the course (for more details see below)
  • You receive access to practice multiple-choice revision questions specific to this course
  • You will be sent details of how to join your LIVE sessions when you book

Please note a reliable broadband connection is essential for the completion of this online course as is basic computer skills.


To obtain the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Qualification, you will need to successfully pass the exam. The exam is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 1 hour. A mark of 55% is required to pass the exam.

The exam is taken online via a Remote Invigilation service. We will arrange suitable time/date with you upon registration. 

Course Schedule & Important Dates:

  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday 17th February

The 8 x 2-hour online classroom sessions. 2 sessions each afternoon with a 1 hour break between.

  • Sunday 21st Feb (10am to 12pm then 1pm to 3pm)
  • Sunday 28th Feb (10am to 12pm then 1pm to 3pm)
  • Sunday 7th March (10am to 12pm then 1pm to 3pm)
  • Sunday 14th March (10am to 12pm then 1pm to 3pm)

The course fee of £345 includes:

  • All WSET course materials posted to you at no extra charge including; Looking Behind the Label course manual, Study Guide, specification and SAT Tasting Card
  • 8 x LIVE virtual, interactive sessions taught by a Local Wine School WSET Certified Tutor
  • Exclusive access to practice multiple choice questions
  • WSET exam fee
  • WSET's Remote Invigilation service *Please note there are some minimum system requirement (contact us for more information)
  • Internationally recognised WSET qualification, certificate and pin for those who pass the exam
  • VAT at 20% (a VAT receipt is available on request)

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