NEW WSET Level 3 Award £625
WSET courses provide nationally-recognised qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. The courses are all examined and certificated within the QCF (Qualification and Credit Framework) by the government.
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The Level 3 Award in Wines & Spirits (formerly known as the Advanced) is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and build upon the knowledge gained at Level 2. 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, your blind tasting skills will form part of the examinations.
This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a Level 3 Vocational Qualification. This qualification also provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the Diploma Level 4.
Important Entry Information: We recommend this course to those who have already completed the WSET Level 2 Wines and Spirits course, as this syllabus assumes that candidates already possess a good basic understanding of simple wine making techniques, key grape varieties and viticultural patterns. However, holding WSET Level 2 is not a requirement to enroll on this course- for anyone who wishes to enter the WSET programme at Level 3 without prior study, we strongly advise them to review the course specification on the WSET website by Clicking Here. Please also feel free to contact us at email@example.com to discuss the most appropriate course for your needs.
If you are an employer wishing to train your staff this course will equip them with knowledge and understanding of a wide range of products. This course is suitable for someone in a supervisory level position in wine sales and service.
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Wine Tasting; Taste, describe and analyse wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
Food and Wine Matching; A guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
Labelling; Learn how to decode and understand labels
Wine Production; Learn about the production factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine from vineyard to bottling
Light Wines; Learn about the styles of wines produced in the key wine regions and districts of the world: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Greece, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, England and Hungary
Sparkling Wines; Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of sparkling wines from the key wine producing countries: France, Spain, Italy, Germany, New World - Australia, California, New Zealand, South Africa
Fortified Wines; Learn about the methods of production/main styles of fortified wines from the key wine countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Australia
Spirits and Liqueurs; Learn about the methods of production and the main categories and styles of spirits and liqueurs: Brandy, Whiskies, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Gin and other flavoured spirits and liqueurs.
Number of Wines Tasted; 70-80 wines will be tasted as part of the course
Study Materials for Students; You will receive a Level 3 Advanced course study pack, consisting of the course book, study guide and SAT tasting card
Study Materials available; East London Wine School holds a comprehensive library of question papers & in-house mock exams
Mock Exam Sessions fully graded and with individual feedback to help you prepare for the final exam
Duration of course; 7 DAYS - 6 Full days Tuition & tasting - 10.30am to 5.30pm plus 1 day full Revision Session plus Exam - 10am to 3 pm (Over 45 hours fully tutored compared with some providers 32 hours).
Recommended Private Study; 56 hours additional private study is recommended for this course. It is strongly recommended that the majority of the private study is done weekly in preparation for the tutored study session
Course Dates : The Course takes place on one Saturday per month over 7 months to give plenty of time for home study and practice. Saturday daytime sesions enable tuition outside the working week for convenience
The Dates are:- Saturdays 26 Sept, 17 October, 14 November 5 December, 9 January, 13 February and 20 February (exam on 20 February).
Examination; The Level 3 examination comprises of two parts: Part one will be a combined theory paper consisting of a 50 question multiple-choice section and a short writtten answer section (four main topics and a shorter 5 mark question). Part two will be a blind tasting of two wines. A mark of 55% is required in each section to pass
Certification; All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.
Course Tutor: Ian Bentley
Owner of East London Wine School, Ian is a registered WSET Educator and has completed all the levels of the WSET programme including the WSET Diploma (Level 4) in 2011. He has extensive experience within the food and drink industry as a retailer and educator, and he uses this experience to make him an effective and engaging tutor.
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Course Date/Time: Sat 26th Sep 2015 at 10:30
Duration: 7 Saturdays - one pe
Venue: The Chamberlain Hotel
The Chamberlain Hotel