This is an advanced level course and we recommend that you hold a WSET Level 2 award or have a very good knowledge of wine already. You will gain a really deep understanding of grape growing and wine making.
You can take this course in the following ways:
You will learn about still, sparkling and fortified wines and how their characteristics are influenced by how and where the grape is grown and how the wine is made, matured and bottled. You’ll gain advanced understanding of tasting and describing style and characteristics and to evaluate quality.
You need to be over 18 (there’s wine-tasting involved) and have passed the WSET Level 2 Wines or have significant industry experience. 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 two exams which must be taken in person. The first is a 50 question multiple-choice exam plus four short answer questions, the second involves blind tasting two wines. 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.
I attended the Manchester based classroom course and it was challenging, but John had selected a fantastic range of wines to try which really helped bring the theory alive.
I found the additional support he gave and his online study guide really useful, and it helped me get a Merit grade
We are a Wine Scholar Guild approved instructor
Our WSET Wines Level 3 classroom courses take place over six consecutive weeks – one full day each week. They are run by a WSET Certified Wine Educator. You will be given the WSET Wines 3 Study Guide and course materials as well as a set of professional tasting glasses to keep. We supply the wines that you will be tasting (there are over 80).
You’ll take the exams at the end of the final session, they are preceded by a comprehensive revision session. And don’t forget: you have free access to our WSET Wines 3 study guides so you can consolidate your learning and practice before the big day.
This course requires you to attend six full days of classroom lessons.
This is a nine-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. Also included, is one of our postal SAT Wine Tasting Calibration Packs.
You will be sent the WSET Wines 3 textbook, a workbook, course specification and SAT tasting card. We provide support via email and Zoom (should you wish). The online course materials are available for a year from registration, even after the course has ended.
You also have free access to our WSET Wines 3 study guides so you can consolidate your learning and practice before the day. The exam will take place in central Manchester or Liverpool on select dates throughout the year.
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.