WSET Level 2 Award in Wine - Online Course - May 2020 Sundays
This beginner to intermediate level qualification course provides a fantastic and structured exploration into the world of wines and is suitable for both industry professionals and wine enthusiasts alike. Individuals on this course will gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world and the styles of wine they produce around the world. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you will explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence. WSET Level 2 Award in Wines has full accreditation from Ofqual as part of the UK Government’s Qualifications & Credits Framework as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification.
This course is delivered online over eight weeks with a minimum of 36 hours total study (including LIVE virtual lessons) recommended to successfully complete the course. Regular internet access and participation is essential.
Please note that the exam date is flexible due to the current lockdown situation - can be completed in person at East London Wine School or online with an additional charge of £20- CLICK HERE FOR THE REQUIREMENTS TO DO THIS EXAM ONLINE
What’s Covered on the Course:
Through a combination of tasting and theory, you will 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:
- Pinot Grigio/Gris
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
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 Prior Knowledge?
This course is ideal for complete beginners - no prior knowledge is required, and you do not 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, 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.
A course study pack will be posted to you upon booking for this course (your preferred postal address will be confirmed before materials are posted out). It is highly recommended that the course textbook is read prior to the start of the course if possible.
The course will have 8 LIVE virtual taught lessons with an East London Wine School tutor. These lesson times are reflected above in the course schedule.
East London Wine School tutor will additionally be available for any questions you may have.
Sunday 31st May 2020 at 11am - 1pm: 1st LIVE virtual classroom session
Sunday 7th June 2020 at 11am - 1pm: 2nd LIVE virtual classroom session
Sunday 14th June 2020 at 11am – 1pm: 3rd LIVE virtual classroom session
Sunday 21st June 2020 at 11am – 1pm: 4th LIVE virtual classroom session
Sunday 28th June 2020 at 11am – 1pm: 5th LIVE virtual classroom session
Sunday 5th July 2020 at 11am – 1pm: 6th LIVE virtual classroom session
Sunday 12th July 2020 at 11am – 1pm: 7th LIVE virtual classroom session
Sunday 19th July 2020 at 11am – 1pm: 8th LIVE virtual classroom session
Sunday 26th July 2020 at 9am - EXAM - in person - this date is flexible given current lockdown environment - the exam is now available online but incurs an additional charge of £20- PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE EXAM REQUIREMENTS
Note that the exam will be online in June 2020 with an additional charge of £20.
Or can take place in person at East London Wine School just as soon as we can get back in the classroom.
Each student will be given a choice of dates to attend the exam over a 12-month period. To obtain the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Qualification, you will need to successfully pass an exam that is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 1 hour. You must answer at least 55% correctly to pass the exam.
The Course Fee of £285 Includes:
Course study pack (posted to students in the UK - additional costs if outside the UK)
Access to LIVE virtual taught lessons taught by an East London Wine School WSET Certified Tutor
Professional WSET tuition
Exam in person, additional £20 fee for the online exam
Internationally recognised WSET qualification certificate and pin for those who pass the exam
It is recommended that at least 12 wines are tasted as part of this course. Please note that the cost of wines is not included in the listed course fee.
East London Wine School has hand-selected a selection of 16 wines that can be purchased as an add-on to the course fee from Great Western Wines for £145. If you would like to purchase this case (as opposed to sourcing the wines on your own), a link to purchase this tasting case will be sent to you upon registering for this course. Delivery to any address in England.
VAT Receipt available on request - simply email us after your purchase.
Places remaining: 5
Course Date/Time: Sun 31st May 2020 at 11am
Duration: 8 weeks
Venue: online course