WSET Level 3

Level 3 is ideal for people who have a passion for wine and who have the time and dedication to strengthen their knowledge with further study.

What is it?

The WSET Level 3 Award is a comprehensive course, taking students on a tour of the world of wines region by region, and provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and winemaking. Think of it like an A level in wine, spread over 8 weeks, it’s not an undertaking for the faint-hearted. The course builds on the tasting technique developed in Level 2 and enables students to apply the knowledge gained.

Who's it for?

Level 3 is a sizeable leap in content and difficulty from Level 2 and students must have passed Level 2 before attempting Level 3. Find out more about WSET Level 2.

Course structure

At Level 3 we invite guest tutors to supplement our teaching and to bring topics to life. Classroom teaching and tasting must be accompanied by self-study, and is supported by a series of online resources. Level 3 is taught over eight non-consecutive days (for example every Thursday for eight weeks) with the exam on the final day. The 2¼ hour exam comprises a multiple choice paper of 50 questions, a written paper of five questions and a tasting paper.

Your study time

It is very important that you allocate time for self-study over the weeks that you are attending the course (minimum 56 hours outside of classes). Once you have registered for a course, you can request your pack in advance to familiarise yourself with the text book before starting.

Interested in WSET Level 3?

We run courses and workshops at our head office in London's Primrose Hill (find us). Due to the popularity of this course, please book early. We also run courses in locations outside of London and we can create a bespoke course for your employees. Please contact us or speak to your Account Manager for details and prices.

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