WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.

Applications for this course are now paused until more funding is released for these courses. Please check back again in July.

For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What you'll learn

Unit 1

The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling

How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal

  • still wines of the world
  • sparkling wines of the world
  • fortified wines of the world

How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

Unit 2

How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

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WSET BURSARIES

WSET offers a bursary scheme which is designed to help potential students in the UK who would otherwise be unable to take a WSET qualification due to financial hardship. The Drinks Trust has been appointed to administer the WSET bursaries by offering free WSET courses through its Develop programme. 

ABOUT THE PROVIDER

WSET provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s drinks professionals and enthusiasts. WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine, spirit and sake knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines, spirits and sake.

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BEFORE YOU START

Please read the criteria and ensure you have all the documents you need before you begin your application as once you start the form you will not be able to exit and come back to it.

Please choose whether you’d like to attend an in-person class at WSET School London in Bermondsey Street – London SE1, or an online class, or choose a course with one of our regional WSET Approved Programme Providers before starting the application process.

The Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to build on a solid foundation of knowledge, equivalent to that which is gained through Level 2 Award in Wines (previously known as the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits). For this reason, the course is primarily open to students who have studied for this qualification. If you do not hold the Level 2 qualification but believe you have the relevant knowledge, you can also gain entry through our Level 3 Award in Wines Online Entry Test.

All classes are delivered in English and the assessment requires your answers to be hand-written, therefore a good level of written and spoken English is very beneficial.

REGIONAL PROVIDERS
Scotland
Greater London
Midlands
South West
East of England
South West
South West
South East, South West
Greater London
Scotland
Scotland
South East, South West, Midlands
South East
South East
South East
South West
Midlands
North West
North West
Midlands
South West
Scotland
South East
South East
Scotland
South West
Midlands
South East
Greater London
North East
South East
South West
Wales
South East
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • Must be 18 or over
  • Must be resident of UK with NI number
  • Must have UK bank account
  • Must be able to provide up to 300 words about why this course will help their career
  • No prior work experience needed
  • The Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to build on a solid foundation of knowledge, equivalent to that which is gained through Level 2 Award in Wines (previously known as the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits). For this reason, the course is primarily open to students who have studied for this qualification. If you do not hold the Level 2 qualification but believe you have the relevant knowledge, you can also gain entry through the Level 3 Award in Wines Online Entry Test.
  • All classes are delivered in English and the assessment requires your answers to be hand-written, therefore a good level of written and spoken English is very beneficial.

As a guideline for approval, applicants must have either less than £2,000 in their current and savings bank accounts or earning less than £26,000 per annum. The assessment will be made on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration exceptions to the above guideline. If you're in doubt about being eligible, please submit the application and the Develop Team will assess your case.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED
  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Bank statements
  • 300 words about why this course will help their career
ENQUIRIES

For enquiries related to any of the WSET courses offered by Develop please email WSETBursary@drinkstrust.org.uk

Applications for this course are now paused until more funding is released for these courses. Please check back again in July.