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​3 Ways to Study WSET Courses with Us:

Classroom: Full day or evening options. Guided study with ​WSET Certified tutor alongside other students, including fantastic tasting samples. ​Full ​access to our WSET Academy for your chosen level.

​Online: ​4, 5 or 9 week guided study with the WSET Online Classroom​​​. Multiple start dates thoughout the year. Includes full use of our WSET Academy for your chosen level. Full email and phone support from a WSET Certified Educator.

Self study: ​Posted student pack. Flexible learning in your own time, and take the exam when ready.​​​ Includes full use of our WSET Academy for your chosen level. Full email and phone support from a WSET Certified Educator.

Which level do you want to study?

Why YOU should choose Northern Wine School

Study with us and get these benefits:

  • ​Get personal attention-small class sizes and support from John Callow DipWSET FWS
  • ​Your best chance of success-top pass rate in the region. 100% currently
  • Another way to study. 1st in The NW to offer WSET online courses and self study options. Learn at your own pace. Do the exam when ready.
  • You will learn more effectively using our unique Academy online material in addition to your WSET resources

Free to ALL our Students

Worth up to £54.95 per month!

Access to our renowned Academy is included in your course fee.​     

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I sat my WSET Level 2 in Spirits with John and I achieved 48/50 (a Distinction!). I definitely don't think I could have achieved this grade without his support.

He is knowledgeable, passionate and down to earth. John was always on hand whenever i needed any questions answering. Whether you're new to Wines & Spirits, or have been in the business a while, I would highly recommend sitting your qualification with him.

Sophie Pashley ... via Google
WSET Manchester, Approved Programme Providor
Manchester Sake Educator

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.

Need more details to find out which course is right for you? Contact us, and we can 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 for classroom and online courses:


Event Venue Date
WSET Level 1 Wines Online 11/11/19-08/12/19 WSET Exam Only
  • 11th November 2019 8:00 am
WSET®Level 2 Award in Wines Manchester Starts 12/11/2019 55 Spring Gardens
  • 12th November 2019 6:30 pm
WSET Level 2 Spirits Online 18/11/19-22/12/19 WSET Exam Only
  • 18th November 2019 8:00 am
WSET®Level 2 Award in Wines MANCHESTER 05/01/2020 55 Spring Gardens
  • 5th January 2020 10:30 am
WSET®Level 2 Award in Wines LIVERPOOL 06/01/2020 Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre
  • 6th January 2020 10:30 am
WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines MANCHESTER 02/02/2020 55 Spring Gardens
  • 2nd February 2020 10:30 am
WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines LIVERPOOL 03/02/2020 Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre
  • 3rd February 2020 10:30 am
WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines MANCHESTER Starts 09/02/2020 55 Spring Gardens
  • 9th February 2020 10:30 am
WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines LIVERPOOL 10/02/2020 The Liner Hotel
  • 10th February 2020 10:30 am

John Callow DipWSET FWS

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

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

We look after everything from course material to final exams

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