WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines Online

450,00 Vrijgesteld van BTW

Key Dates

March 15 – Registration closes

April 1 – Course Access opens

May 5 – End of course

May 14 – Exam – In person

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  The next WSET Level 2 Online begins April 1, 2024. The course takes five weeks to complete and the exam will take place May 14, 2024 at 19:00 at Vindict Wine – Docklandsweg 5  

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines that is suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. This qualification is intended for candidates wishing to learn about a wide range of wines or those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll gain knowledge on the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. Through a combination of tasting and theory, you’ll explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence. Upon successful completion, candidates will receive a WSET certificate, lapel pin, and use of the WSET certified logo.

Description

WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines is intended for people who have little to no prior knowledge. It is suitable wherever a good level of wine knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example: in the customer service and sales functions of hospitality, retailing, and wholesaling industries. It is also useful for those who have a general interest in wine and wish to broaden their knowledge.

Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.

Successful candidates will be able to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties, interpret wine labels from the main wine-producing regions of the world, and give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service, as well as understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation. 

The course is based around a five- week, six-module online programme with educator support available for this time. The course modules should be followed in sequential order during this five-weeks window. There is a recommendation of six hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study. The course fee includes access to the online classroom for five weeks, study pack, and exam fee.

Exams are in-person and are scheduled at the end of the 5-week program. Exams will take place at Vindict Wine – Docklandsweg 5.

Course Structure:

  • Module 1: Wine and the consumer
  • Module 2: Factors affecting quality and style
  • Module 3: Still white wine varieties
  • Module 4: Still red wine varieties
  • Module 5: Sparkling and fortified wines
  • Module 6: Revision and feedback questionnaire

 

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz)
  • The style and quality of wines made from 22 regionally important grape varieties (e.g. Nebbiolo, Malbec, Viognier) produced in over 70 geographical indications worldwide
  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of sparkling and fortified wines
  • Key labelling terms that indicate origin, style, and quality
  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
  • Principles of food and wine pairing

 

What is Expected:

  • This course is ideal for complete beginners or those with a little knowledge of wine. You don’t need to have completed any other qualification to enroll. If you are completely new to the world of wine, you may wish to study the Level 1 Award in Wines first, but this is by no means essential. It is recommended that you review the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines specification before the start of the course.
  • Students should plan to dedicate a minimum of six hours/week to studying the course, excluding revision time.
  • This course ends with an in-person closed-book exam of 50 multiple choice questions. Re-sits are subject to a fee of 75€.

 

 

*Online candidates are not eligible for free tasting glasses or free re-sits. Students my re-sit as many times as they would like for a fee if they are unsuccessful on their exam.

    Additional information

    Prerequisites

    If you are completely new to the world of wine, you may wish to study the Level 1 Award in Wines first, but this is by no means essential. Candidates must be of legal drinking age in the Netherlands. If you are not of legal drinking age, or choose not to consume alcohol for religious or health reasons, this may not be a barrier to successfully completing the qualification. Please contact jody@winelabamsterdam.com for more information.

    What’s Included

    The course price includes 5 weeks of access to the online classroom, , a WSET Level 2 study pack, and the exam fee. Successful candidates will receive a WSET certificate, a lapel pin, and permission to use the WSET certified logo.

    What’s Expected

    Students should plan for a minimum of six hours of study per week plus revision time. Students should participate in all online activities. Students should review the course specification in detail for a full understanding of the expectations of the course.

    Assessment

    Closed-book exam of 50 multiple choice questions. A score of 55% or higher is required to pass. Candidates scoring between 70% and 84% will earn a “Pass with Merit”. Candidates scoring 85% and above will earn a “Pass with Distinction”. Re-sits are subject to a fee of 75€.