The Wine & Spirit Trust (WSET) Level 2 Certification Course (formerly the Intermediate course) is suitable for beginners and for those with some experience with wine. This qualification is popular with wine and spirit employees and will give students excellent all-around product knowledge. The course is also suitable for the interested consumer. There is not a prerequisite course requirement.

The WSET Level 2 Certification Course is taught over 5 classes, with an exam in week 6. The aim of the course is to focus on the key grape varieties and regions of the world, as well as principal varieties of spirits. While the course provides an overview of the wines and spirits of the world, including main wine grapes and regions, it also covers factors affecting wine quality and style, grape growing, and basic winemaking practices. The course emphasizes tasting assessment and the skills required to describe the aromas and tastes of wine. It helps to develop fundamental tasting and assessment skills. During each session of the class, students taste 8-9 wines. The exam in week 6 takes 1 hour and consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, an internationally recognized credential in the wine industry.

Capital Wine School also offers a Home Study option, as well as an occasional Intensive course, for the WSET Level 2.

Click here to download a PDF of the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Specification.

For more information about the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, please visit http://www.wsetglobal.com/qualifications/22.asp.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Upcoming Courses and Exams (including Home Study and Intensives)

WSET Level 2 Certification Course -- Alexandria, VA

5 class series plus exam, $695


This 5-class course will be held at Total Wine & More in Alexandria, VA on the following dates: May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, and June 28 with exam on July 12.  Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $695.00

Date: May 31, 2017

Available Spaces: 40

WSET Level 2 Certification Course

5 class series plus exam, $695

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $45!)


This 5-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, and June 29 with exam on July 6.  Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $695.00

Date: Jun 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

WSET Level 2 Certification Course -- Laurel, MD

5 class series plus exam, $695


This 5-class course will be held at Total Wine & More in Laurel, MD on the following dates: June 21, June 28, July 5, July 19, and July 26 with exam on  August 2.  Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $695.00

Date: Jun 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 43

WSET Level 2 Exam (with or without Home Study)

Home Study Course (includes study guide and exam on July 6): $298.00
Exam Only (July 6): $125.00


PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY June 6, 2017.

Price: $298.00

Date: Jul 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

WSET Level 2 Certification Course INTENSIVE

3 day intensive including exam, $695

(Register and pay a month or more before the first class and save $70!)


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE JUNE 18, 2017.
IN ADDITION, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING AFTER JUNE 18.

This 3-day course will be held at Capital Wine School from July 7 to July 9.  Class will meet on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. On Sunday, class will meet from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and the exam will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Price: $695.00

Date: Jul 7, 2017

Available Spaces: 21

WSET Level 2 Certification Course

5 class series plus exam, $695

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $45!)


This 5-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10 with exam on August 17.  Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $695.00

Date: Jul 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 22

WSET Level 2 Exam (with or without Home Study)

Home Study Course (includes study guide and exam on August 17): $298.00
Exam Only (August 17): $125.00


PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY July 17, 2017.

Price: $298.00

Date: Aug 17, 2017

Available Spaces: 24

WSET Level 2 Certification Course

5 class series plus exam, $695

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $45!)


This 5-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: August 31, September 7, September 14, September 21, and September 28 with exam on October 5.  Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $695.00

Date: Aug 31, 2017

Available Spaces: 23

WSET Level 2 Exam (with or without Home Study)

Home Study Course (includes study guide and exam on October 5): $298.00
Exam Only (October 5): $125.00


PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY September 5, 2017.

Price: $298.00

Date: Oct 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 24

WSET Level 2 Certification Course

5 class series plus exam, $695

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $45!)


This 5-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: October 12, October 19, October 26, November 2, and November 9 with exam on November 16.  Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $695.00

Date: Oct 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 24

WSET Level 2 Certification Course

5 class series plus exam, $695

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $45!)


This 5-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates: November 13, November 20, November 27, December 4, and December 11 with exam on December 18.  Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $695.00

Date: Nov 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 24

WSET Level 2 Exam (with or without Home Study)

Home Study Course (includes study guide and exam on November 16): $298.00
Exam Only (November 16): $125.00


PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY October 16, 2017.

Price: $298.00

Date: Nov 16, 2017

Available Spaces: 24

WSET Level 2 Exam (with or without Home Study)

Home Study Course (includes study guide and exam on December 18): $298.00
Exam Only (December 18): $125.00


PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY November 18, 2017.

Price: $298.00

Date: Dec 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 24

 
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