WSET Course Level 3 £695+

The WSET courses provide nationally-recognised qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. The courses are all examined and certificated within the QCF (Qualification and Credit Framework) by the government.

West London Wine School is very proud to have had taught several WSET scholarship winners and nominees who are annually selected from the top 30 of 3000 UK wide WSET Level 3 graduates.

Note: upcoming dates listed at the bottom of this page.

The Level 3 Award in Wines is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain in-depth knowledge of wines and build upon the knowledge gained at Intermediate level. You will acquire a thorough understanding of the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wines from key wine producing regions of the world. You will also develop analytical tasting skills using the systematic approach to tasting, your blind tasting skills will form part of the examinations. 

"I decided to enter the wine industry as a professional and have now completed 2 courses with Jimmy at the WLWS and cannot recommend them highly enough. I found both courses informative and fun, the tutors were fantastic with an extensive wine knowledge that went beyond the syllabus. We had a great range of wines to taste throughout including some you would probably never think to try. If you are looking to get into the industry or just want to improve your wine knowledge then do sign up for one of the courses or tastings, it could change your life as it has mine." (Tom via Trip Advisor)

This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a Level 3 Vocational Qualification. This qualification provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the Diploma Level 4.

Important Entry Information: We recommend this course to those who have already completed the WSET Level 2 Wines and Spirits course, as this syllabus assumes that candidates already possess a good basic understanding of simple wine making techniques, key grape varieties and viticultural patterns. However, holding WSET Level 2 is not a requirement to enroll on this course - for anyone who wishes to enter the WSET programme at Level 3 without prior study, we strongly advise them to review the course specification on the WSET website by viewing the COURSE SPECIFICATION. Please also feel free to contact us at info@westlondonwineschool.com to discuss the most appropriate course for your needs.

If you are an employer wishing to train your staff this course will equip them with knowledge and understanding of a wide range of products. This course is suitable for someone in a supervisory level position in wine sales and service.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Unit 1: The Theory of Wines of the World

  • Learning Outcome 1: 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.
  • Learning Outcome 2: 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.
  • Learning Outcome 3: 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.
  • Learning Outcome 4: 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.
  • Learning Outcome 5: Demonstrate the ability to provide information and advice to customers and staff about wines.

  Unit 2: The Analytical Tasting of Wine

  • Learning Outcome 1: 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.

COURSE SYNOPSIS

  • Wine Tasting: Taste, describe and analyse wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
  • Food and Wine Matching: A guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
  • Labelling: Learn how to decode and understand labels
  • Wine Production: Learn about the production factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine from vineyard to bottling
  • Light Wines: Learn about the styles of wines produced in the key wine regions and districts of the world: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Greece, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, England and Wales
  • Sparkling Wines: Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of sparkling wines from the key wine producing countries: France, Spain, Italy, Germany, New World - Australia, California, New Zealand, South Africa
  • Fortified Wines: Learn about the methods of production/main styles of fortified wines from the key wine countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Australia

COURSE STUDY MATERIALS

  • Study Materials: You will receive a WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course study pack, consisting of the course text book, study guide and tasting card. The course study packs will be posted out to students in advance of the course (non-UK postal addresses will incur an international postage fee).
  • Additional Study Resourcese Available: West London Wine School holds a comprehensive library of practice multiple choice and short answer examination questions, developed exclusively for West London Wine School students
  • Duration of course: Please see course formats below. In addition to the taught lessons, students should expect to dedicate at least 56 hours to self-study.
  • Recommended Private Study: Students should note that this is a demanding course and are advised to select a study option that allows them adequate self-study and revision time. A minimum of 56 hours of study time is recommended, in addition to classroom attendance. If you are studying the condensed format (6 consecutive days) you will need to have completed the majority of your study (including reading the entire course text book) before the taught course commences. 
  • Examination: The WSET Level 3 examination is comprised of two units: Unit 1 is a combined theory paper consisting of a 50 question multiple-choice section and a four question short answer written section. Unit 2 is a blind tasting of two wines. A mark of 55% required in all sections to pass.
  • Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.

COURSE FORMATS

  • Saturday Course Format: One Saturday every two weeks for a total of six Saturdays
  • Evening Course Format: One evening per week for 14 consecutive weeks
  • Condensed Course Format: Six consecutive days
  • Day Release Course Format: One day per week for six consecutive weeks

Student Level 3 Feedback

“Choosing where to study WSET Advanced is as important as the course itself. Jimmy knows this syllabus inside out and helps you focus your studies. His style is relaxed and enthusiastic which makes learning fun. My only sadness is that I have finished the course as I loved every minute of it- Thanks Jimmy” (Elaine Wood, WSET Level 3 Student)

"I just wanted to say thank you for running an excellent level 3 course. My knowledge of wine has increased significantly. Compared to the level 2 course I did the format was much much better (no stress of trying to escape office for evening classes and much smaller, friendly and more fun classes). Thank you!" (Sarah Gatley, WSET Level 3 Student)

West London Wine School is the largest independent WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP) within the UK and is incredibly honoured to have been awarded the global accolade of the Riedel Trophy WSET Educator of the Year for 2018.

All WSET Level 3 Award in Wines courses are listed at the bottom of this page - please scroll down. If you are interested in finding out more about our WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits, WSET Level 1 Award in Wine, WSET Level 1 Award in Sake or WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits courses, just follow the links to the left of your screen to see all upcoming course dates at West London Wine School!

 

WSET Level 3 Award: Monday Evenings

WSET Level 3 Award: Monday Evenings :: Mon 13th Jan 2020

Monday Evenings for 14 sessions starting 13th January 2020 (every week) This well-structured and in-depth Level 3 certificate is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain comprehensive knowledge of wines

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 13th Jan 2020 at 7pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £745.00
WSET Level 3 Award in Wine: Saturdays

WSET Level 3 Award in Wine: Saturdays :: Sat 1st Feb 2020

Saturdays for 6 sessions starting 1st February 2020 This well-structured and in-depth Level 3 certificate is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain comprehensive knowledge of wines and build upon

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 1st Feb 2020 at 10am-5:30pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £695.00
WSET Level 3 Award: Tuesday Day Release

WSET Level 3 Award: Tuesday Day Release :: Tue 11th Feb 2020

Tuesdays for 6 sessions (six consecutive Tuesdays) starting 11th February This well-structured and in-depth Level 3 certificate is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain comprehensive knowledge of wines and

Places remaining: 11
Date/Time: 11th Feb 2020 at 9am
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £695.00
WSET Level 3 Award in Wine: Condensed

WSET Level 3 Award in Wine: Condensed :: Mon 9th Mar 2020

Six consecutive days (Monday to Saturday) in one week with the examination on the Saturday morning - BE PREPARED! The fee below includes the late registration fee now payable. This well-structured and

Places remaining: 13
Date/Time: 9th Mar 2020 at 9am-5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £695.00
WSET Level 3 Award in Wine: Saturdays

WSET Level 3 Award in Wine: Saturdays :: Sat 21st Mar 2020

Saturdays for 6 sessions starting 21st March 2020 This well-structured and in-depth Level 3 certificate is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain comprehensive knowledge of wines and build upon

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 21st Mar 2020 at 10am-5:30pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £695.00
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines: Revision Day (Theory & Tasting)

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines: Revision Day (Theory & Tasting) :: Sat 4th Apr 2020

WSET L3 Award in Wines: Revision Day (Theory & Tasting) This day has been designed to help students prepare for their WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course. It is perfect

Places remaining: 10
Date/Time: 4th Apr 2020 at 9am - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £180.00
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines: Revision Half Day (Tasting Only)

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines: Revision Half Day (Tasting Only) :: Sat 4th Apr 2020

WSET L3 Award in Wines: Revision Half Day (Tasting Only) This half-day has been designed to help students prepare for their WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course - TASTING exam.

Places remaining: 10
Date/Time: 4th Apr 2020 at 9am - 12:30pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £95.00
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines: Revision Half-Day (Theory Only)

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines: Revision Half-Day (Theory Only) :: Sat 4th Apr 2020

WSET L3 Award in Wines: Revision Half-Day (Theory Only) This half-day has been designed to help students prepare for their WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course exam - THEORY only.

Places remaining: 10
Date/Time: 4th Apr 2020 at 1:30pm - 5pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £95.00
WSET Level 3 Award: Tuesday Day Release

WSET Level 3 Award: Tuesday Day Release :: Tue 21st Apr 2020

Tuesdays for 6 sessions (six consecutive Tuesdays) starting 21st April This well-structured and in-depth Level 3 certificate is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain comprehensive knowledge of wines and

Places remaining: 14
Date/Time: 21st Apr 2020 at 9am
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £695.00
WSET Level 3 Award: Monday Evenings

WSET Level 3 Award: Monday Evenings :: Mon 11th May 2020

Monday Evenings for 14 sessions starting 11th May 2020 (every week, except during Bank Holidays) This well-structured and in-depth Level 3 certificate is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain

Places remaining: 12
Date/Time: 11th May 2020 at 7pm
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham

Price: £745.00

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