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The Wine & Spirit Trust (WSET) Level 3 Certification Course (formerly the Advanced course) is more demanding than the WSET Level 2 Certification Course. This qualification is open to students who hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.  It is recommended that students complete the Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits before progressing to the Level 3 Award. (Please note: The WSET Level 3 Award is a prerequisite to study for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits. Any student planning to study for the WSET Diploma must pass the WSET Level 3 exam before registering for the Diploma program.)

The WSET Level 3 Certification Course is taught over 10 weeks, with an exam in week 11. The aim of the course is to provide detailed analysis of the principal wines of the world. Students will also benefit from in-depth tastings where they will learn to identify product style and quality. Emphasis is given to tasting assessment skills. Course content includes the following:

Unit 1 – Wines of the World

  • Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation, and bottling)
  • France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America
  • Still Wines
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Fortified (Liqueur) Wines
  • This unit is evaluated by a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions and a question paper requiring short written answers.

Unit 2 – Tasting and Evaluating Wines of the World

  • How to taste wines and evaluate the quality, style and price.
  • Students will learn to write tasting notes by tasting and assessing 8-10 wines during each class.
  • This unit is assessed by a blind tasting paper of two wines.

The exam consists of a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions, a question paper requiring short written answers, and full written tasting notes on two wines. Those who pass the exam receive the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, an internationally recognized credential in the wine industry.

Capital Wine School does offer an occasional Intensive course for the WSET Level 3. Effective August 1, 2016, the Capital Wine School no longer offers a Home Study Course for WSET Level 3.

Click here to download a PDF of the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Specification.

For more information about the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, please visit https://www.wsetglobal.com/qualifications/wset-level-3-award-in-wines/.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Upcoming Courses & Exams (including Intensives)

WSET Level 3 Certification Course INTENSIVE

4 day intensive including exam, $1,350

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $100!)


STUDENTS WHO REGISTER AND PAY FOR THIS INTENSIVE ON OR BEFORE JULY 2, 2017 WILL RECEIVE THEIR MATERIALS IN ADVANCE AND WILL TAKE THE EXAMINATION ON JULY 23.

STUDENTS WHO REGISTER AND PAY FOR THIS INTENSIVE ON OR AFTER JULY 3 WILL RECEIVE THEIR MATERIALS AT THE FIRST CLASS (JULY 20) AND WILL TAKE THE EXAMINATION ON NOVEMBER 28 AT 3:30 P.M.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING AFTER JULY 2.

This 4-day course will be held at Capital Wine School from July 20 to July 23.  Class will meet each day from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On Sunday, however, class will meet from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and the exam will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Price: $1350.00

Date: Jul 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 18

WSET Level 3 Exam (reschedule/retake)

Exam Only (July 31): $125.00


PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY JUNE 30, 2017.

Price: $125.00

Date: Jul 31, 2017

Available Spaces: 14

WSET Level 3 Certification Course at Pearmund Cellars

10 class series plus exam, $1,350

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $100!)


Capital Wine School is excited to present

the WSET Level 3 Certification Course at Pearmund Cellars!

This 10-class course will be held at Pearmund Cellars on the following dates:  August 21August 28, September 11September 18September 25October 2October 16, October 23, October 30 and November 6 with exam on November 27. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  The exam also begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $1350.00

Date: Aug 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 19

WSET Level 3 Certification Course

10 class series plus exam, $1,350

(Register a month or more before the first class and save $100!)


This 10-class course will be held at Capital Wine School on the following dates:  September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, and November 7 with exam on November 28. Each class meets from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EXAM BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

Price: $1350.00

Date: Sep 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 19

WSET Level 3 Exam (reschedule/retake)

Exam Only (November 28): $125.00


PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY OCTOBER 28, 2017.

Price: $125.00

Date: Nov 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 24

 
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