East London Wine School is accredited to run the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses. The WSET courses provide nationally-recognised qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. The courses are all examined and certificated within a QCA-approved National Qualifications Framework.
We offer 3 WSET courses - Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Awards.
Level 1 is a good introductory first course for the wine enthusiast who wishes to be introduced in a structured way to. Click here for available courses. Learn about wine styles, storing and serving of wine, and food and wine matching and also provides the basic product knowledge and skills in the service and retail of wine to prepare a person for their first job in hospitality or retail. Click here to learn more about this Award.
Level 2 is suitable for anybody who has a serious interest in wine, and wishes to broaden their knowledge in a structured way. Click here for available courses. Students will receive a course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world - illustrated with detailed maps & label explanations), a study guide (complete with maps, example questions, and forms for your own tasting notes) and laminated tasting card. Please note - it is possible to start your WSET studies at Level 2 - it is not necessary to have completed Level 1. Click here to learn more about this Award.
Level 3 is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain in-depth knowledge of wines and build upon the knowledge gained at Intermediate level. Click here for available courses. You will acquire a thorough understanding of the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wines from key wine producing regions of the world. You will also develop analytical tasting skills using the systematic approach to tasting as tasting will be part of the examinations. This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a Level 3 Vocational Qualification. Click here to learn more about this Award.
ll our courses are taught in an informative but relaxed and fun way - a great way to learn and gain recognised qualifications.