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The WSET Level 4 Diploma Certification Course is the highest certification offered by the WSET. The Diploma is comprised of 6 Units, and it can take 2-3 years to complete the full program. The WSET Level 4 Diploma is the WSET’s flagship qualification, designed to prepare those in the trade for senior positions within the wines and spirits business.  This qualification is also suitable for the dedicated wine enthusiast wishing to build on knowledge gained at Level 3 and acquire further expertise in wine tasting. The course will not only develop product knowledge to a specialist level, but will also enable students to acquire skills that will continue to be of use beyond the course. Please note, students must have passed the WSET Level 3 exam in order to register for the Diploma program. In addition, each student must take Unit # 2, Wine Production, before taking any other Unit in the WSET Level 4 Diploma Program. After completing Unit # 2, students can take the remaining units in any order they choose.

WSET Level 4 Diploma, Unit #1 Upcoming Seminars and Assessments

WSET Level 4 Diploma, Unit #1: The Global Business of Alcoholic Beverages

Cost for both papers (new Unit #1 candidate):  $599.00
Cost for one paper (retake): $250.00


The Unit #1 assessment is comprised of two papers:

  1. case study examination (50% of grade) that students write in class under exam conditions. Topics are released by the WSET one month before the examination. The case study exam will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates at the Capital Wine School: June 13, 2017; November 8, 2017; March 6, 2018; and June 12, 2018. (Please note that as of 03/19/17, it is too late to register for the examination on June 13.)
  2. coursework assignment (50% of grade) that students write at home over the course of several months. Please note that the assignment cannot be submitted electronically. A hard copy of the paper must be delivered to the Capital Wine School. Topics are released by the WSET in June of each year. The Capital Wine School will accept coursework assignments on the following dates:  April 11, 2017; November 14, 2017; and April 10, 2018. (Please note that as of 03/19/17, it is too late to register to submit the assignment on April 11.)

Please note that you must have taken the WSET Level 4 Diploma, Unit #2 exam before registering for this, or any other, unit.

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION DATES ARE STRICT AND IMPOSED BY THE WSET:

- Registration required by August 6, 2017 for the November 8, 2017 case study exam

- Registration required by October 1, 2017 for the submission of the November 14, 2017 coursework assignment

- Registration required by December 2, 2017 for the March 6, 2018 case study exam

- Registration required by March 1, 2018 for the submission of the April 10, 2018 coursework assignment

- Registration required by March 11, 2018 for the June 12, 2018 case study exam

**STUDENTS WHO REGISTERED TO TAKE THE CASE STUDY EXAM ON JUNE 13 AT THE CAPITAL WINE SCHOOL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A FREE SEMINAR ON MAY 16 AT 6:30 P.M. TO REVIEW THE CASE STUDY EXAM TOPIC. STUDENTS WHO REGISTER TO TAKE THE CASE STUDY EXAM ON NOVEMBER 8 AT THE CAPITAL WINE SCHOOL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A FREE SEMINAR ON OCTOBER 12 TO REVIEW THE CASE STUDY EXAM TOPIC. SEMINAR DATES FOR THE 2018 EXAM TOPICS WILL BE RELEASED IN THE FUTURE.**

Price: $599.00

Date: Nov 8, 2017

Available Spaces: 24

 
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