WSET Level 3 Oxford

We are not currently running any WSET courses in Oxford - but Our Local Wine School network offers a wide choice of  WSET course dates and locations - more details here.....

Due to retirement of present owner we are also interested in hearing from suitably qualified and experienced candidates who are interested in full-time opportunities in wine education in Oxford and surrounding region. More details here.......

The WSET courses provide internationally-recognised qualifications for Wine Industry professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. The Level 3 Award in Wines is a course designed for anyone wishing to gain in-depth knowledge of wine and build upon the knowledge gained at Level 2. You will acquire a thorough understanding of the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wines from key wine producing regions of the world. You will also develop analytical tasting skills using the systematic approach to tasting and your blind tasting skills will form part of the examination.

This qualification has full accreditation from the UK Government’s Qualifications & Curriculum Authority as a Level 3 Vocational Qualification. It provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the Diploma Level 4. If you are an employer wishing to train your staff, this course will equip them with knowledge and understanding of a wide range of products. This course is suitable for someone in a supervisory level position in wine sales and service.

Not sure if this is the right level for you? Click here to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions.

Wine Tasting: Taste, describe and analyse wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
Labelling: Learn how to decode and understand labels
Wine Production: Learn about the production factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine from vineyard to bottling
Light Wines: Learn about the styles of wines produced in the key wine regions and districts of the world: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Greece, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, England and Hungary
Sparkling Wines: Learn about the methods of production and the main styles of sparkling wines from the key wine producing countries: France, Spain, Italy, Germany, New World - Australia, California, New Zealand, South Africa
Fortified Wines: Learn about the methods of production/main styles of fortified wines from the key wine countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Australia
Number of Wines Tasted: 70-80 wines will be tasted as part of the course
Study Materials for Students: you will receive a Level 3 course study pack, consisting of the course book, study guide and SAT tasting card
Mock Exam Session: fully graded and with individual feedback to help you prepare for the final exam
Duration of course: 5 Full days Tuition & tasting - 10am to 5pm PLUS an additional exam day - 10.30am to 2 pm 
Recommended Private Study: 56 hours additional private study is recommended for this course. It is strongly recommended that the majority of the private study is done weekly in preparation for the tutored study session
Examination: The Level 3 examination comprises of two parts: Part one will be a blind tasting of two wines. Part two will be a combined theory paper consisting of a 50 question multiple-choice section and a short written answer section (four questions at 25 marks each). A mark of 55% is required in each section to pass
Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin

We are not currently running any WSET courses in Oxford - but Our Local Wine School network offers a wide choice of  WSET course dates and locations - more details here.....







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