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Whether you're in the hospitality industry and want to up-skill, thinking of a career change, are a student and want to increase your employability or are just interested in learning about wines and spirits- This course is for you. 

For Level 1 & 2, NO previous experience is necessary! Just an enthusiastic approach to learning more about wine and spirits. Everything you need to know to become a globally recognised expert will be taught on the course, with all learning materials included. 

Study alongside other people in a classroom course under the guidance of a certified educator with a great selection of tasting samples included, or at your own pace online from the comfort of your home with help and support from Northern Wine School.

Want to train your service staff? We can also run them in house for you, making use of your wine list.

Why YOU should choose Northern Wine School

​Study with us and get these benefits:

  • You will learn more effectively using our unique online material, in addition to your WSET resources
  • Get personal attention-small class sizes and support from John Callow DipWSET
  • Your best chance of success-top pass rate in the region. 100% currently
  • Save money, our great value fees include everything you need, even your lunch! Look out for limited availability EARLY BIRD tickets
  • Another way to study. First in The North West to offer WSET online courses. Learn at your own pace. Take the exam when ready.

Need more details to find out which course is right for you? Contact us, and we can help!

Which level do you want to study?

WSET Manchester, Approved Programme Providor
Manchester Sake Educator

For WSET Students Who Want to Succeed:

Looking for wine or spirits education here in Manchester? Learn from one of the best qualified tutors in The North of England.

John Callow DipWset  holds the WSET flagship Diploma.He also teaches Masterclasses on behalf of The Champagne Bureau, is a Certified Sherry and Sake Educator and a member of The Association of Wine Educators.

More importantly students benefit from his engaging teaching which encourages active learning. You'll be in good hands!

Students of Northern Wine School currently enjoy a 100% pass rate. They all say our unique on line material is a great help.

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.

Julie Langton ... via Google

Next Dates:


Event Venue Date
WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines Manchester The Castlefield Hotel
  • 2nd September 2018 10:00 am
Sold Out
WSET Level 1 Wines Online 08/09/18-05/10/18
  • 8th September 2018 8:00 am
Level 3 Wines ONLINE 15/09/18-16/11/18
  • 15th September 2018 8:00 am
WSET Level 1 Spirits Online 15/09/18-12/10/18
  • 15th September 2018 8:00 am
WSET Level 2 Spirits Online 29/09/18-2/11/18
  • 29th September 2018 8:00 am
WSET®Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Manchester Starts 06/11/2018 55 Spring Gardens
  • 6th November 2018 10:00 am
WSET Level 1 Wines Online 10/11/18-07/12/18
  • 10th November 2018 8:00 am
WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines Manchester 25/11/2018 The Castlefield Hotel
  • 25th November 2018 10:00 am
WSET Level 1 Spirits Online 05/01/19-01/02/19
  • 5th January 2019 8:00 am
WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines Manchester 27/01/2019 55 Spring Gardens
  • 27th January 2019 10:00 am
WSET®Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Manchester Starts 29/01/2019 55 Spring Gardens
  • 29th January 2019 10:00 am
Sold Out
WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines Manchester Starts 03/02/2019 55 Spring Gardens
  • 3rd February 2019 10:00 am
Sold Out
WSET Level 2 Spirits Online 16/03/19-19/04/19
  • 16th March 2019 8:00 am

Early Bird Tickets £115

Early Bird Tickets £280

WSET Level 3 Wine Tasting Manchester

Early Bird Tickets £560

John Callow DipWSET

After university, I worked in the drinks industry for some years. My real passion was in helping others choose and buy wine well. I decided to learn as much as possible about the wines and spirits I enjoyed. Over the years I have earned my WSET Diploma, been accepted by The Association of Wine Educators and become a certified Sherry and Sake Educator.

My mission is to for you to gain more enjoyment from your favourite tipple. Whether a student in the trade or a wine enthusiast I want to help you benefit from my experience and knowledge.

WSET Manchester, Certified Educator
Manchester Sake Educator

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.
Highly recommended!

Phil Gregory ... Via Google

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True Experts in Their Field

The Wine and Spirits Education Trust is proud to approve only educators who are true experts in their field. Watch out for the Certified Educator Logo, as seen below, which shows that John is best in class to deliver WSET programmes. This is because he has passed the highest level of their very demanding teaching assessments. Only those who meet the WSET's very strict criteria can achieve Certified Educator status. Should you choose to study WSET in Manchester or Liverpool with Northern Wine School, you will receive the very best teaching and educational support.

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WSET® Awards In-House

We can come to you if you wish. Have your staff trained using your facilities, wines and wine list. This helps keep costs down and can be done at a time that suits you. WSET® Awards are recognised world wide as "the gold standard" qualifications in the trade. They are UK Government approved and regulated by Ofqual.

Having WSET® qualifications brings many benefits for you, your staff and your business:

  • Enhances the reputation of your business
  • Staff with these qualifications will increase your profits. They will have confidence to up-sell wines for example
  • Knowledgeable staff will add to a positive customer experience
  • This results in good reviews and further repeat business
  • Your team will feel more valued resulting in improved retention

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