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

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

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

This online course is perfect for those seeking a thorough introduction to the world of wines.


Key Dates:

22nd Feb 2020 - registration deadline

2nd March 2020  - course start date - you will have access to the course prior to this date, this is when the online tutor is available from

4th April 2020 – exam in person at East London Wine School


About the course

Study for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines online - the ideal course for beginners who want to learn about a wide range of 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.

The Level 2 Award in Wines Online covers the same syllabus as the classroom course, but through a supported Online Classroom which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator.

Please note that the exam is completed in person and not online.

As you work through the course you will be asked to share your learning experience. Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste a minimum of 8 wines (not provided, but you will be given guidance on the styles to taste).

What’s covered?

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.

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

Do I need any prior knowledge?

This course is ideal for complete beginners - no prior knowledge is required and you don't have to have completed any other qualification to enrol. If you are completely new to the world of wine, you may wish to study the Level 1 Award in Wines first, either in the classroom or online, but this is not essential.

The course is delivered online and in English therefore basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English are required.

Preparing for the course

You will be expected to have read the provided textbook prior to commencing the course - this will be sent to you upon booking.

What study options are available?

The course is delivered online over a minimum of five weeks with a minimum of six hours study per week recommended to successfully complete the course. Regular access and participation in the online forums and activities is essential for you to get the most out of the course and to pass your exam confidently.


Note that the exam is not online, it requires that you attend an examination at East London Wine School. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions to be completed in one hour. To pass you must correctly answer 55% of the questions.

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.



This qualification is Ofqual regulated.

Places remaining: 12

Course Date/Time: Sat 22nd Feb 2020 at

Duration: 5 weeks

Venue: online course


online course


Event Price: £310.00







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