WSET Level 3 Award in Wine £595
Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses provide globally recognised qualifications which are suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP) Glasgow Wine School has been certified to offer this qualification as part of the UK's Qualifications and Credits Framework which is accredited by OfQual.
WSET Level 3 in Wines Award is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.
For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.
Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.
What you'll learn
The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal still wines of the world, sparkling wines of the world and fortified wines of the world
How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality
How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)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.
Assessment - Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of short written answers. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.
This qualification is regulated by Ofqual
WSET Level 3 Prerequisites - It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. This course is suitable for someone in a supervisory level position in wine sales and service. Please also feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the most appropriate course for your needs.
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WSET courses are the educational core of the wine industry in the UK and a must for anybody considering joining it. They provide a structured and progressive set of courses and qualifications that are nationally and internationally recognised. Overview of WSET Courses
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.
WSET Level 3 Course Content - Progressing from the Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits the Level 3 gives a more in-depth understanding of the wine regions of the world, viticulture, winemaking and styles of wine. Tasting techniques are stepped up and we look at the key Spirits and Liqueurs of the world including production and tasting.
These are ideal for trade professionals and wine enthusiasts
We meet at the Good Spirits Company, starting at 10.00am and finishing at 5:00pm with a break for lunch
There are 6 full days consisting of either three X 2 hour sessions per day, or 2 X 2 Hour Sessions plus a feed back session per day and an exam session, spread out over 7 weeks. The final exam day is 11am - 4pm
WSET recommends at least 54 hours of home study in addition to the 30 hours of classroom sessions.
Sessions 1, 2, 3 - Intro, tasting technique, natural and human factors with grape-growing & human factors with winemaking
Sessions 4, 5, 6 - Whites wines: Germany, Alsace, Austria, Tokaji, Burgundy, Loire, Bordeaux + Red / rose wines: Bordeaux, SW France, Loire
Sessions 7, 8, 9 - Red wines: Burgundy, Wines of Rhone, S France, Spain, Portugal, Northern Italy
Sessions 10, 11 - Central & S Italy, Portugese reds, Premium New World reds whites
Sessions 12, 13 - New World White Wines, Regional Specialities of the New World
Sessions 14, 15 - Sparkling Wines, Fortified Wines
Skills Development Scotland offer funding opportunites for employee training to Scottish businesses with fewer than 100 employees. They have in the past been willing to fund up to 50% of the costs of WSET courses, which is not a loan and does not need to be paid back. For full details, have a look on their website HERE.
Course Tutor: Justin Hoy
Justin has 25 years experience in the wine industry A qualified winemaker, with an interest in a wine farm in South Africa, he has over 20 vintages under his belt, including vintages in Australia, Burgundy and Bordeaux as well as South Africa. Justin is certified for teaching WSET Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 courses. With high pass rates Justin's courses are thoroughly enjoyable but informative and educational.
Local Wine School (of which Glasgow Wine School is a part) is the UK's largest network of WSET certified educators. Over 1,400 successful WSET candidates in 2015. Chris Powell, the founder of our network, Local Wine School, won the coveted Riedel WSET Educator of the Year 2015 award.
Not sure if this is the right level for you? Click HERE to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions.
Where to after the WSET Level 3? The Level 3 is a prerequisite for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits qualification. This Qualification is run through the WSET London Wine and Spirit School.
This in-depth and intensive course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits (formerly known as the Advance Certificate) and is intended as vocational training in product
Places remaining: 15
Date/Time: 15th Oct 2017 at 10.00am to 5.30pm
Venue: The Good Spirits Company 23 Bath Street