Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wine
Campus Granton Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 5
Study mode Part time
Duration 6 weeks
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The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification for exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.
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 an understanding of the principal and regionally significant 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 confidently describe these wines.
Start Month: Nov 2023
Dates – Thurs 30th Nov 2023 Thurs 11th Jan 2024 – 10am to 2.30pm every Thursday
(Deadline for applications is Nov 14th, to allow time for materials to be ordered).
Course Cost £400
There is a discretionary fund available from The Drinks Trust Bursary for this course.
What you will 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:
- Pinot Grigio/Gris
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot noir
- The style and quality of wines
- Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of a wine
- Principles of food and wine pairing
How the course is assessed
- A one-hour closed-book examination comprised 50 multiple-choice questions.
- Upon successfully completing the examination, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and be able to use the associated WSET-certified logo.
Number of days per week
- 1 day per week for 5 weeks – Thursday– 10am to 2.30pm
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. Requirements may vary by the course provider.
For further details and the full course specification go to:-
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
- All course materials produced by WSET
- All tasting wines (approx. 43 wines)
- All tuition and hand-outs
- Examination paper, marking by WSET and a certificate and lapel pin for passing.
- All study materials
Not included - Students must bring 6 ISO wine-tasting glasses with them to each tutorial
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- 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.
- Students who successfully pass the Level 2 Award in Wines can apply for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
The Drinks Trust Bursary
WSET offers a bursary scheme which is designed to help potential students in the UK who would otherwise be unable to take a WSET qualification due to financial hardship.
|Campus||Study mode||Start date||Duration|
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