WSET Level 3 - Course details
Over a 3-week online study programme you will learn through private study and Live Video Sessions under the guidance of a Berlin Wine School educator. The course covers the same syllabus as the classroom course.
- Course dates and times:
Saturday, 13 June 2020 at 10:00 – 15:00: 1st live online session (includes 1-hour break)
Sunday, 14 June 2020 at 10:00 – 15:00: 2nd live online session (includes 1-hour break)
Saturday, 20 June 2020 at 10:00 – 15:00: 3rd live online session (includes 1-hour break)
Sunday, 21 June 2020 at 10:00 – 15:00: 4th live online session (includes 1-hour break)
Saturday, 27 June 2020 at 10:00 – 15:00: 5th live online session (includes 1-hour break)
Sunday, 28 July 2020 at 10:00 – 15:00: 6th live online session (includes 1-hour break)
- One-day tasting tutorial (at our venue) introducing the Level 3 tasting technique: students will be provided a list of possible tutorial dates to choose from.
- Examination (in person): students will be provided a list of possible exam dates to choose from.
- Language of tuition: English
About this course
- WSET Level 3 in Wines Award is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.
- The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regards to their style, quality and price. The qualification provides the in-depth product knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in product selection in the retail and hospitality sectors.
- This course is also dedicated to individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines and provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion they will be able to assess wines accurately, and use their understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.
- WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, WSET Level 2 Award in Wines or an equivalent level of experience is recommended for entry to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines.
- Minimum age required at time of booking: 18 years old.
- As the course is delivered online, basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English are required.
What you will learn
- To identify the principal natural and human factors in the vineyard and winery that are involved in the production of still wines of the world, and explain how they can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.
- To identify and describe the characteristics of the still wines produced in the principal wine producing regions of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.
- To identify and describe the characteristics of the principal sparkling wines of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery, law and commerce can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.
- To identify and describe the characteristics of the principal fortified wines of the world and explain how the key natural and human factors in the vineyard, winery and law can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.
- To demonstrate the ability to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wines.
- To accurately describe the key characteristics of the principal still wines of the world and use the description to make an assessment of quality and an assessment of readiness for drinking.
Recommended private study
- Students should note that this is a demanding course and are advised to allow sufficient time for adequate self-study and revision time.
- A minimum of 60 hours of private study time is recommended to successfully complete the course (in addition to Live Video Sessions).
- Tasting is also a really important part of studying for this course. It is recommended that at least 12 wines are tasted as part of this course. Wines are not provided as part of the fee, but you will be given guidance on the styles you need to source.
- We have selected a tasting set of 12 wines that can be purchased as an Add-On to the course for a fee of EUR180. Upon registering for this course let us know if you would like to purchase this tasting box and you will receive a link allowing you to do so. Please note that currently we can only arrange delivery in Germany.
- WSET examinations are not online, students will be required to attend the examination in person.
- Assessment for this qualification comprises of two parts
- Part one combines a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a question paper requiring short written answers to four questions. To be completed in 2 hours.
- Part two is a tasting examination that will consist of two blind wines and will assess a candidate’s ability to accurately describe a wine and draw conclusions based on these observations. To be completed in 30 minutes.
- A mark of 55% in both the theory and the tasting examination is required to achieve a pass. For the theory examination a candidate will be required to attain a minimum mark of 55% in each section.
What is included in the course fee
- WSET Level 3 study pack that includes course book, study guide and laminated tasting card. It will be shipped once you have booked your place.
- Six Live Video Sessions under the guidance of a Berlin Wine School educator.
- One-day tasting tutorial (at our venue) introducing the Level 3 tasting technique to help you prepare for the tasting examination.
- Educator support. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions.
- Examination (at our venue)
- Upon successful completion, a WSET certificate and lapel pin
Booking this course
- To book a place simply click on ”Book Now” and follow instructions.
- All orders are subject to our Booking Terms and Conditions. In order to read them please follow this link https://tinyurl.com/yczmtr6e
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