Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines
Campus Granton Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 6
Study mode Part time
Duration 19 weeks
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This course will develop your ability to describe wine accurately and account in detail for the style, quality and price of wines. Our experienced educators will assist you in developing your analytic tasting abilities through a carefully selected series of 82 wine samples.
Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET-certified logo.
Dates – 16 weeks – Monday 4 pm to 6 pm from, Mon 6th Feb to Mon 19th June (excluding college holidays). The exam is in week 16,
the deadline for application is Monday 16th January.
The cost of this course is £651.00
What you will learn
- The key factors in the production of wine are location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
- The key characteristics of the principal: Still wines of the world, Sparkling wines of the world, Fortified wines of the world
- How to make the appropriate wine recommendations
- How to taste wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)
- Tutored tasting of 82 wines
How the course is assessed
The exam is assessed in two parts, which take place in the last session of the course:
- A tasting paper consisting of a blind tasting of two wines.
- A mark of 55% is required in both parts to pass.
- A combined theory paper consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions and four short written answer questions.
Number of days per week
- 16 weeks – Monday 4 pm to 6 pm from, Mon 6 Feb to Mon 19 June (excluding college holidays). The exam is in week 16.
This course is open to students who have passed the Level 2 Award in Wines/Wines and Spirits. If you do not hold the Level 2 Award in Wines/Wines and Spirits but have obtained the relevant knowledge and experience, you are eligible to gain entry through the successful completion of an online entry test. All classes are delivered in English, therefore, a good level of English is beneficial.
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
- All course materials produced by WSET
- All tasting wines (approx. 82 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 RequirementsIELT 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
Students can progress to the level 4 diploma in wines
- Opportunities within the Hospitality industry
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