The WSET Level 2 Wine is an intermediate level course. You don’t need to have taken Level One, however it does build on it and provides a clear pathway for further learning.
You do not need any previous experience, but it is suitable for industry professionals and those with a really keen interest in wine who have some existing knowledge already. (It is much less basic than the Level 1).
You’ll gain enviable knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown, and the styles of wine they produce. The course also covers the impact of climate, soils & winemaking as well as learning how to taste wine professionally.
You’ll be able to talk about wine confidently & become a recognised expert!
We have traditional, classroom based in person WSET Level 2 Wine courses led by one of our expert educators in Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster or Sheffield.
Alternatively, you can study more at your own pace with an online course. Dates starting every month are available, and you can take the exam online remotely too (subject to minimum technical requirements).
You can take this course in the following ways:
You will learn about a wide range of wines – the regions in which the principal and significant grape varieties are grown and the styles of wine they produce. You’ll also learn how to confidently describe wines having tasted over 40 samples and understand the factors that impact their style and quality.
You need to be over 18 (there’s wine-tasting involved) and we provide you with extra support in the form of our exclusive study guides. These are free to Northern Wine School students and have been developed to really help you with your studies.
The classroom course ends in a paper based exam in Manchester or Liverpool. If studying online or self-study options, the exam takes place online. It is a 50 question multiple-choice exam which lasts for one hour. You must score 55% or above to pass. Those who pass will get a certificate and lapel pin and the right to use the associated WSET Certified logo. Oh, by the way: we have a 100% pass rate! For more details about the online exam, please click here.
We are a Wine Scholar Guild approved instructor
Our WSET Wines Level 2 classroom courses take place over three consecutive weeks – one full day each week offered in central Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster or Sheffield. They are run by a WSET Certified Wine Educator. You will be given the WSET Wines 2 Study Guide, a manual and a specification and SAT tasting card.
We supply the wines that you will be tasting- there are over 40, including Premier & Grand Cru wines, fine dessert wines and premium sparkling and fortified wines.
You’ll take the paper based exam at the end of the final session. And don’t forget: you have free access to our WSET Wines 2 study guides so you can consolidate your learning and practice before the day.
This is a five-week course with a choice of start dates and is taught via the WSET Digital Classroom. It’s the same syllabus as the classroom course and you are given weekly activities, but you can study at your own pace. We will provide you with a list of wines to source for the tastings.
You will be sent the WSET Wines 2 Study Guide, a manual and a specification and SAT tasting card. We provide support via email and Skype (should you wish). The course materials are available for a year after the course has ended.
You also have free access to our WSET Wines 2 study guides so you can consolidate your learning and practice before the day. The exam is online, and we will register you for a date that suits you.