WSET Approved Programme Providers


We have been asked by potential WSET students what an Approved Programme Provider is:

What Are They?

  • APP’s are external bodies, which offer WSET Wine and Spirits qualifications. They have undergone a rigorous ratification procedure by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in order to be allowed to do this.
  • To make sure that students receive wine and spirit education that is of the same high standard throughout the world, they are regularly monitored.
  • There are around 700 APP’s around the world offering courses from Levels 1 up to the Level 4 Diploma. Northern Wine School offers Levels 1 to 3 in both standalone Wine and Spirits.

What Do APP’s Do?

  • Maintain the high standards required in the form of teaching and examination facilities, as well as learning materials and samples.
  • Agree to meet WSET policy requirements-for example students with special needs.
  • Comply with the WSET examination code of practice.
  • Provide competent, qualified staff for teaching and for invigilating the exams.
  • Make sure the integrity and quality of WSET qualifications are safeguarded.

Links to More WSET Information

WSET Qualifications

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WSET 3 Minute Videos

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