WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - Bristol Sunday Course Sept/Oct
This in-depth and intensive course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines and is primarily intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry who already have a good working understanding of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available, but who need to refine and develop their knowledge. The course is also increasingly popular amongst those not employed in the drinks industry but who have a serious interest in wine, and wish to study this fascinating subject to a very high level of theoretical knowledge and tasting skill under the guidance of a professional wine tutor.
A crucial distinction between Level 3 and the lower levels of WSET Awards is the analytical tasting component to the exam. You will have to learn, and then demonstrate, the ability to critically assess the flavours in wine and be able to account for them using your knowledge of the key wines of the world. Level 3 is about understanding the factors that cause a wine to show certain characteristics.
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits has full accreditation from OfQual as part of the UK Government’s Qualifications & Credits Framework as a Level 3 vocational Qualification.
Please Note: the deadline for booking your place on this course is 24th August 2018 to ensure all students receive their study materials in advance of the start of the course, with time to familiarise themselves with the course specification. Anyone wishing to book any later than this deadline should contact the Wine School before booking to ensure that provision can be made.
Our WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits is run over 7 Sunday sessions running from 11am-6pm. Sundays for 7 consecutive weeks.
The dates are:
- 9th September
- 16th September
- 23rd September
- 30th September
- 7th October
- 14th October
- 21st October - EXAM
In addition to the 45-50 hours of tutored tasting and lecture time it is recommended that all students complete a total of at least 50 hours of private study, around 7 hours preparation before each session is advised.
A full layout of the course timetable and tasting plan will be issued at the start of the course to help you plan your time.
The final Tuesday includes a comprehensive feedback session on mock exams which you will have had have sat over the course and an opportunity to revisit and revise areas of the syllabus.
The final day also includes the exam itself, which runs over approximately 2.5 hours.
What's included in the Course Fee?
- All WSET course materials including; 'Accounting For Style And Quality' course manual (comprehensive 250 page textbook), Study Guide, Specification Booklet and Full SAT Tasting Card
- All tasting wine (approx 70-80 wines)
- All course handouts- copy of study timetable/planner including records of each wine tasted, plus copies of all presentations/maps used in class
- All course tuition
- 2 Mock Tasting Exams and 1 Mock Written Exam, each with full, individually tutored feedback plus an optional Mock Multiple Choice to sit in your own time
- Examination Paper
- Official Certificate and pin for all those who pass
Study Materials: your full study pack will be posted to you 1-2 weeks before the start of the course. For this reason, the deadline for booking your place on the course is 24th August 2018. Anyone wishing to book after this deadline should call the Wine School in the first instance to see if provision can be made. Unfortunately, cancellation after this date is not possible.
Special Educational Needs: please make the School aware if you have a condition which may mean that you will qualify for additional time during the exam, such as dyslexia.
Places remaining: 4
Course Date/Time: Sun 9th Sep 2018 at 11am - 6pm
Duration: 7 hours
Venue: Radisson Blu, Bristol, BS1 4BY