WSET Level 3 in wines
The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is designed to give a thorough understanding of the factors that
account for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world.
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wine or equivalent is recommended for entry to Level 3.
This course covers 6 main objectives in 2 units. .
Unit 1 : The Theory of Wines of the World
Objective 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.
Objective 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.
Objective 3 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.
Objective 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.
Objective 5 Demonstrate the ability to provide information.
Unit 2 : The Analytical Tasting of Wine
Objective 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.
qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regards to
their style, quality and price.
Successful candidates will be able to describe the characteristics of the principal wines of the world
and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and price.
74 wines tasted
Duration: 35 hours (5 days).
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Participants can use their CPF funds to pay the course. Details and price on this link .
For other type of funding please contact us.
Registration closes 15 days before the start of the course, however it is recommended to sign up well in advance due to the guided private study time.
Our venues are accessible for wheelchairs. Please contact us for further details.
A student pedagogical pack will be sent upon registration.
50 hours personal study time is recommended before the exam.
The closed-book theory examination is set by WSET Awards and assesses Unit 1 of the Specification. It is
made up of two parts.
- Part 1 comprises 50 multiple-choice questions. This part will assess knowledge and understanding
across the unit.
- Part 2 is a question paper requiring short written answers. This part will consist of four questions of
25 marks each, and will assess the application of knowledge across the unit.
The theory examination paper must be completed in two hours.
In order to secure a pass
for the theory examination a candidate will be required to attain a minimum mark of 55 per cent in both
part 1 and part 2.
LThe tasting examination assesses Unit 2 of the Specification. It will be internally set and marked by a
WSET Approved Level 3 Internal Assessor using an assessment brief provided by WSET Awards. The
results will be verified by WSET Awards.
The examination will consist of two blind wines and will assess a candidate’s ability to accurately
describe a wine and draw conclusions based on these observations. The tasting examination must be
completed in 30 minutes.
In order to secure a pass for the tasting examination a candidate will be required to attain a minimum
mark of 55 per cent.
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