WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines Online

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Key Dates

March 15 – Registration closes

April 1 – Course Access opens

April 23 – Tasting Tutorial – In Person

June 2 – End of course

June 19 – Exam – In person


The next WSET Level 3 Online begins April 1, 2024. The course takes nine weeks to complete and the exam will take place June 19, 2024 at 18:30 at Westerdok Point


WSET Level 3 Awards Online Courses are 9-week modules completed online. Students will be required to attend a 1 day tasting tutorial in person where they will receive a set of ISO tasting glasses. The tasting tutorial will take place on April 23, 2024 from 9:00-17:00n at Westerdok Point.


Exams are in-person 

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts. For individuals
seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.


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 qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regards to their style, quality, and price. The qualification provides the in-depth product knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in product selection in the retail and hospitality sectors.

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. They will consequently be in a position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of wines in a variety of situations.

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

The course consists of nine modules. Students are also required to attend a one-day tasting tutorial and present in-person for their exam. Students are given nine weeks to complete the course, so should aim to complete one module per week. A recommendation of 10 hours study per week is given to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. A certified educator will guide students through the course.

Exams are in-person and are scheduled at the end of the 9-week program. All Wine Lab exams take place at Westerdok 806.


What is Expected:

  • It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. It will be very difficult to successfully pass or keep up with the required level if you do not.
  • It is also expected that you will individually study 90 hours and that you will have read the WSET Level 3 Specification. Want more information? Email us for a quiz.
  • It is advised to taste a range of wines during your course of study in addition to what you taste at the tasting tutorial. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Course Specification.
  • The course ends with an assessment of theory and tasting. The theory assessment consists of a closed-book exam of 50 multiple choice questions and a short written answer paper. Theory re-sits are subject to a fee of 80€. The tasting assessment consists of a blind tasting of two wines. Tasting re-sits are subject to a fee of 30€.


Course Structure:

  • Module 1: Exploring style, quality, and price (Part 1)
  • Module 2: Exploring style, quality, and price (Part 2)
  • Modules 3-6: Exploring the still wines of Europe
  • Modules 7-8: Exploring the still wines of the rest of the world
  • Module 9: Sparkling and fortified wines


*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.

**Please note that all exams take place at Westerdok 806

Additional information


It is highly recommended, but not required, that you have completed WSET Level 2 Award in Wines or an equivalent program prior to registering for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines. If you do you not have a prior qualification and want to take the course, please contact Wine Lab at 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, then you may not be assessed in Unit 2; however, there is no barrier to completion of Unit 1. Please contact for more information.

What’s Included

The course price includes 9 weeks of access to the online course, a WSET Level 3 study pack, approximately 20 wines tasted, and the exam fee. Successful candidates will receive a WSET certificate, lapel pin, and permission to use the WSET certified logo.

What’s Expected

Attendance at an in-person tasting tutorial and in-person exam. Approximately 10 hours per week of study is the minimum amount recommended. Students should review the course specification in detail for a full understanding of the expectations of the course.


Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple choice questions and a short written answer paper. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines. A score of 55% or higher is required to pass. Candidates scoring between 65% and 79% will earn a “Pass with Merit”. Candidates scoring 80% and above will earn a “Pass with Distinction”. Unsuccessful candidates may re-sit tasting, theory, or both as required for a fee. Re-sits are subject to a fee of 80€ for the theory exam and 30€ for the tasting exam.