The Level 3 Award in Wine course is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines and spirits of the world and their commercial importance in the world’s market. The course will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines and spirits with regards to their quality and commercial value. The course provides the in-depth product knowledge required to underpin job skills and competencies, for example in product selection in the retail and hospitality sectors. It is a challenging course intended for anyone wishing to gain a comprehensive knowledge of wines and spirits and requires a substantial amount of study and preparation.
Holders of the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines will be able to describe the characteristics of the principal wines and spirits of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and value. They will consequently be in a position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of wines and spirits in a variety of situations. Upon successful completion, students may to WSET to use the term WSET Certified on their letterhead or business card.Although there are no restrictions on entry to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course, it is highly recommended for students to have the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or an equivalent level of experience. Students who are under the legal minimum age for the retail purchase of alcoholic beverages, or those who choose not to taste alcohol for health or religious reasons, will not be allowed to sample any alcoholic beverage as part of their course. These students will not be eligible to complete the blind tasting component of assessment. In such instances, students will receive a record of achievement on successful completion of the multiple-choice/written exam component, but will not be awarded the WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate.The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is required for progression to the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits.
The assessment for the Level 3 Award in Wines course consists of 3 parts; a multiple-choice exam, a short written exam and a blind tasting exam. Students will be required to pass each part with a minimum mark of 55%.
The multiple-choice exam consists of 50 questions and will assess knowledge and understanding of the wines and spirits of the world. The short written exam consists of 4 questions worth twenty-four marks each and 1 four mark question that will assess the application of knowledge of the wines and spirits of the world. Both parts are closed-book and are to be completed together in 1 hour and 45 minutes. All examination questions are based on the published learning outcomes and the recommended study materials contain the information required to answer these questions correctly.
The blind tasting exam is an internally set and assessed blind tasting of two wines. The tasting paper will assess a student’s application of the practical learning outcomes. The practical tasting examination is to be completed in 30 minutes.
Students must complete all exam parts during the same session. Students are allowed to re-write single part of the Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits exam only if they have already achieved a pass in another part. All students who pass all 3 parts of the exam will be issued with a certificate and a lapel pin.
- Explain the key factors influencing the production of the principal wines and spirits of the world and how those factors influence the style, quality and price.
- Describe in detail the characteristics of the principal wines and spirits of the world.
- Apply knowledge of the principal wines and spirits of the world to make recommendations to customers in a variety of situations.
- Apply the principles of food and wine matching to the key styles of wine available.
- By the use of the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting, produce tasting notes and use the information contained within them to identify the style, quality and price band of wines and spirits.
- State the social, health, safety and legal issues relating to the consumption of wines and spirits.
- Give information and advice for customers and staff on the correct storage and service of wines and spirits.
English: $1525.00 + tax
Chinese: $2195.00 + tax
The tuition fee includes:
- Course materials
- Wines and spirits for in-class tasting
- Instruction fees
- Examination fees
- Internationally-recognised WSET qualification certificate
NOTE: Students must bring their own set of six (6) 7.25/7.5 oz. ISO tasting glasses (also known as viticole glasses) to use during class. These can be purchased directly from us for $45 +Applicable Taxes or from any glassware retailer.
- WSET Level 3 in Wines – English
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- WSET Level 3 in Wines & Spirits – Chinese
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