WSET Level 2 Wine

WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit 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 and spirits.

Available as Gift Vouchers   |   Online Course £310    |    Classroom Course £385

As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP), East London Wine School has been certified to offer this qualification.

 

 

 

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.

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This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.

What you'll learn

How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)

How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio/Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah/Shiraz

The style and quality of wines made from 22 regionally important grape varieties produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world

How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:

  • Sparkling wines
  • Fortified wines

Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
Principles of food and wine pairing

Course delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 28 hours* of study time:

  • 16 hours of delivery time with a WSET course provider (classroom or online)
  • 11 hours of personal study and revision
  • A 1 hour examination

Assessment

A one-hour closed-book examination comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions.

On successful completion of the examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. 

Who should consider studying for WSET Level 2?

1. The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of wines available. The qualification is suitable wherever a good level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies. The course is an absolute must for anyone considering pursuing a career in the wine industry. Acheiving a good grade in this qualification provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines.

2. The course is also appropriate for those not employed in the drinks industry who wish to study wine using a structured curriculum and formal assessment. Please note - you do not need to have completed WSET Level 1 in order register for Level 2. It is a natural progression for those who have attended the East London Wine School 8 Week World of Wine Course.

 

Not sure if this is the right level for you?

Click here to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions.

 

Local Wine School (of which East London Wine School is a part) is the UK's largest network of WSET certified educators. Over 1,400 successful WSET candidates in 2015. Chris Powell, the founder of our network, Local Wine School, won the coveted Riedel WSET Educator of the Year 2015 award. 

 

WSET Level 2 Award £385 Gift Voucher (by post)

WSET Level 2 Award £385 Gift Voucher (by post) ::

 This voucher is for the total cost of our WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course. A fantastic gift for the wine enthusiast who enjoys structured learning or someone working in

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WSET Level 2 Award - online course - £310 Gift Voucher (by post)

WSET Level 2 Award - online course - £310 Gift Voucher (by post) ::

 This voucher is for the total cost of our ONLINE WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course. A fantastic gift for the wine enthusiast who enjoys structured learning or someone working in

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Online Course - April 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Online Course - April 2020 :: Sat 4th Apr 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Online Course - April 2020 This online course is perfect for those seeking a thorough introduction to the world of wines. Key Dates: 4th April 2020

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Date/Time: 4th Apr 2020 at 0
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Price: £310.00
WSET Level 2 Award Course over 3 Saturday April 2020

WSET Level 2 Award Course over 3 Saturday April 2020 :: Sat 18th Apr 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about

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Date/Time: 18th Apr 2020 at 10am
Venue: The Chamberlain Hotel

Price: £385.00
WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Online Course - May 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Online Course - May 2020 :: Sat 2nd May 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Online Course - May 2020 This online course is perfect for those seeking a thorough introduction to the world of wines. Key Dates: 2nd May 2020

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Date/Time: 2nd May 2020 at 0
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Price: £310.00
WSET Level 2 Award Course over 3 Sundays May 2020

WSET Level 2 Award Course over 3 Sundays May 2020 :: Sun 10th May 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about

Places remaining: 10
Date/Time: 10th May 2020 at 10.30am
Venue: The Chamberlain Hotel

Price: £385.00
WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Classroom Course over 3 Saturdays June 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Classroom Course over 3 Saturdays June 2020 :: Sat 6th Jun 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about

Places remaining: 8
Date/Time: 6th Jun 2020 at 10.30am
Venue: The Chamberlain Hotel

Price: £385.00
WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Online Course - May 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Online Course - May 2020 :: Sat 13th Jun 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Online Course - May 2020 This online course is perfect for those seeking a thorough introduction to the world of wines. Key Dates: 13th June 2020

Places remaining: 12
Date/Time: 13th Jun 2020 at 0
Venue: online course

Price: £310.00
WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Classroom Course over 3 Sundays Aug 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Classroom Course over 3 Sundays Aug 2020 :: Sun 9th Aug 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about

Places remaining: 8
Date/Time: 9th Aug 2020 at 10.30am
Venue: The Chamberlain Hotel

Price: £385.00
WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Classroom Course over 3 Sundays Sept 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Classroom Course over 3 Sundays Sept 2020 :: Sun 13th Sep 2020

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for beginners wishing to learn about

Places remaining: 12
Date/Time: 13th Sep 2020 at 10.30am
Venue: The Chamberlain Hotel

Price: £385.00

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