This is an intermediate level course. You don’t need to have taken level one, nor do you need any experience; however, it is designed for industry professionals and those with a really keen interest in wine.
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 course ends in an exam which is usually taken in person. If you’re studying at home or online, this is in Manchester. However, due to COVID-19, WSET has made it possible to take this exam 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.
“Did the Level 2 wine course with John in Liverpool, it was great!”
I did the level 2 wines and spirits course recently. It was most enjoyable and I learned a lot during the 3 sessions. John is very knowledgeable about his wines and brings a great selection of wines to try and help one become an educated taster. The group was fun and we all had a great time tasting and discussing the wines with John keeping us right! The examination is not bad provided one reads the course material and the book we received as part of the course will serve as a useful reminder.
I recently completed the WSET Level 2 course and examination with Northern Wine School.
It really was an excellent course and was very well run & taught by John.
I learnt a lot and got to taste some great wines.
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. They are run by a WSET Certified Wine Educator (with a 100% pass rate). 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). We also supply food to taste for wine pairing and lunch is also included.
You’ll take the 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 course requires you to attend three full days of classroom lessons. We are taking bookings for these classroom courses in anticipation of social distancing being relaxed enough to run them responsibly. If this is not possible, you will be able to re-book or be refunded.
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 will take place in central Manchester or online and we will register you for a date that suits you.
Study the course at your own pace, whenever suits you. It’s the same syllabus as the classroom and online course and you will be sent the WSET Wines 2 Study Guide, a manual and a specification and SAT tasting card. We will provide you with a list of wines to source for the tastings as well as support via email and Skype (should you wish).
You also have free access to our WSET Wines 2 study guides so you can consolidate your learning and practice questions before the exam. The exam will take place in central Manchester and we will register you for a date that suits you.
Please note that WSET updates the course and syllabus from time to time. This means that taking two years to complete your self-study, for example, might mean your study materials become outdated. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.
Due to the current global health pandemic WSET has introduced computer-based testing via remote invigilation (also known as remote proctoring or online exam) to enable you to sit your exam.
In order to protect the integrity of these exams, WSET has set up procedures to enable the exam to be taken online – please read our Candidate Information document or get in touch with any questions you have.