WSET Level 2 Wine
Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses provide globally recognised qualifications which are suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. As an award-winning WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP), West London Wine School has been certified to offer this qualification as part of the UK's Qualifications and Credits Framework which is accredited by OfQual.
Who should consider studying for WSET Level 2?
This beginner to intermediate level qualification course provides a fantastic and structured exploration into the world of wines and is suitable for both industry professionals and wine enthusiasts alike. Attendees will gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world and the styles of wine they produce around the world. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence.
1. The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course is globally recognised vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available. The qualification is suitable wherever a good level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies.
2. The course is also a great option for those not employed in the drinks industry who wish to study wine using a structured curriculum and formal assessment. Please note: you do not need to have completed WSET Level 1 in order register for Level 2. The WSET Level 2 course is also a natural progression for those who have attended the West London Wine School 8-Week Introduction to the World of Wine course.
3. The course is an absolute must for anyone considering pursuing a career in the wine industry. Acheiving a good grade in this qualification provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course.
Not sure if this is the right level for you? Click on the book to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions.
Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
Food and Wine Matching: A guide to the key considerations when matching food & wine successfully
Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve wine & recognise common faults found in wines
Labelling: Learn how to decode & understand labels, including key region-specific labeling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
Factors influencing the Style of Wine: Study the factors influencing the style, quality & price of wine in the vineyard & winery
Grape Varieties: Learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international & regionally important grape varieties
Key White grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling. Other white varieties: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscadet, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon, Torrontés, Trebbiano and Verdicchio
Key Black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz. Other red varieties: Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & Zinfandel
Key Wine-Producing regions of the World: Learn about the main styles of wines from the key wine-producing regions. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 40 wines will be tasted as part of the course
COURSE DELIVERY AND MATERIALS
- Study Materials: Students will receive the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course study pack, consisting of the course text book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world), a study guide (complete with maps, example questions, and forms for your own tasting notes) and laminated tasting card. The course study pack will be distributed to students upon arrival to the first session of the Saturday and Evening formats of the course. For student's enrolled on the Condensed format of this 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 Resources Available: West London Wine School has a comprehensive library of mock papers and revisions questions for examination practice, 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 14 hours to self-study.
Recommended Private Study: You should be prepared to dedicate a minimum of 14 hours to study time outside of the classroom. Students are advised to select the course format option that best suits their own timetable, factoring in both attendance and self-study requirements. Please be mindful that the consecutive day course is intensive, and reading the entire course text book prior to your first taught lesson is highly recommended.
Examination: 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 1 hour. A mark of 55% required to pass.
- Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.
- Saturday Course: Three consecutive Saturdays
- Evening Course: As of January 2020, one evening per week for 7 weeks
- Condensed Course: Four consecutive days
"I have now completed both my level 2 and 3 at West London Wine School with both Jimmy and Quentin who each teach with so much passion. There is never a dull moment and I shall miss my time at the school but will definitely return for one or two of the many tastings they run. The venue itself is both modern and comfortable also easy to find with free parking. Highly recommend" (Dee Kapoor via Trip Advisor)
If you are thinking where to study wine then West London Wine School is your answer. We are an APP (Approved Programme Provider) with WSET, listed as a key provider of WSET courses in London by WSET, Decanter Wine magazine, Jancis Robinson & Timeout Magazine. We are now one of the leading providers in the UK.
West London Wine School is proud to have trained numerous WSET scholarship nominees, who are selected from the top 30 of 3000+ UK wide WSET Level 3 graduates. West London Wine School was solely awarded the coveted Riedel Trophy WSET Educator of the Year in 2018.
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