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WSET Manchester

For WSET Students Who Want to Succeed:

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 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!

You might be wondering:

How does this help me as a WSET student? Well see the checklist and video below to see how you would benefit from studying with Northern Wine School:

WSET Manchester, Certified Educator

Study with us and get all these benefits:

  • 100% pass rate
  • Small class sizes
  • John Callow DipWSET is YOUR tutor at every level, providing personal online and email support
  • Interactive learning-550 practise questions on our website for Level 2 Wines & Spirits alone!
  • Emphasis on exam technique
  • Best value fees that include lunch
  • First in the region to offer WSET online courses. Study at YOUR own pace

Wide range of courses and dates:

WSET Manchester, Certified Educator

Video: "Why WSET qualifications are important" - John presents this Masterclass...


Book YOUR course now:


Event Venue Date
WSET®Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Manchester 04/03/2018 The Castlefield Hotel
  • 4th March 2018 9:30 am
WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines Manchester 25/03/2018 The Castlefield Hotel
  • 25th March 2018 9:30 am
WSET®Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Manchester 16, 23, 30 June 2018 The Castlefield Hotel
  • 16th June 2018 9:30 am
WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines Manchester The Castlefield Hotel
  • 2nd September 2018 9:30 am

ALL our WSET® courses are taught personally by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Certified Educator, & Diploma (Level 4) holder, John Callow DipWSET. He is the founder of Northern Wine School. Students of ours currently enjoy a 100% pass rate, due to their hard work and the extra support on our Student Pages.

Why YOU should choose Northern Wine School

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.

WSET Manchester, Certified Educator
WSET Manchester, Approved Programme Providor

Do you want formal qualifications in wines and spirits?

If you work in the hospitality industry (or would like to) in Manchester and The North West. If you are determined to improve your job prospects, your business or simply want to learn more about wine and spirits - we have the WSET course for you.

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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  • Unique student area full of lots of practice questions, help and advice
  • We know that the students, who used this Members area most, achieved the best grades
  • 100% pass rate since we started running WSET Awards
  • Excellent teaching on ALL courses by Diploma Grad. John Callow DipWSET
  • Small groups mean individual attention
  • Both Wine and Spirits Awards offered
  • Lunch included
  • Lots of dates-weekend AND weekdays
  • Help to spread the cost of Levels 2 and 3

Pay a deposit & spread the cost...

Did you know that you can pay a £100 deposit to provisionally secure your place? (Only confirmed when you have paid the full balance). This will help spread the cost of these Northern Wines School WSET Level 2 courses. However this service is only available when booking early (more than 6 weeks before the start of the course)

See full details here...

​Our WSET Awards will help you

WSET Awards are here to ensure you reach and exceed your goals. They are recognised as the industry standard  for wine and spirit qualifications throughout the world. Because of that their value within the industry is obvious-that's why they are so sought after.

In recent years more and more wine enthusiasts have been taking WSET Awards. Besides increasing their wines and spirits knowledge, they also get a great deal of pleasure from their courses. Learning more about wine and food matching and having fun whilst tasting a whole range of wines-what could be better?

FREE advice and support for everyone studying for WSET® Awards:

Get more support

Get the support you need from our unique Member's area. This includes practice exams and more to help with your revision. For example we have three sets of 30 questions for Level 1 Wines alone. Answer the questions on your screen and then get your marks delivered at the top of the screen. You get instant feedback! If you decide to study with us you will get an extra level of support.

Get a taste of what's on offer

Visit the Member's Page. You will be able to see the links to many resources available. More are being added weekly. It's FREE so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

Approved Programme Provider

John Callow DipWSET, a WSET® approved programme provider (APP) for WSET courses Manchester will be your friendly tutor. John has the flagship Diploma qualification so you know that you will be in safe knowledgeable hands. You will be supported throughout your course from start to finish. We keep class sizes small so that you will enjoy the attention you deserve. Support will be given on course days and via our website and email . Ready to start YOUR journey?

Are you looking for WSET courses in Manchester? You've come to the right place. Northern Wine School are the specialists for WSET wine and spirits in Manchester and The North West.

Job seeker or seasoned professional

Maybe you are looking for a new career or wishing to advance in your current job. Or you are a seasoned professional wanting to expand your knowledge to become an authority in your field. You could be an enthusiastic amateur who simply wants to know more about wine and gain even more pleasure from it.

We can help.

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

We can help you reach and exceed your goals. Our WSET® courses are there to enable you to build the confdence and skills you need.

Anyone can say they’re an expert in wines and spirits, with a WSET qualification you can prove it.

WSET Courses Manchester

WSET Courses Manchester

Links to our WSET Awards Pages:

But Where Do You Begin?

Level 1 WSET Courses in Manchester

If you are new to wine this qualification may be for you:

  • Hands on introduction to the world of wine
  • Explore main types and styles of wine
  • Tasting wines & use sight, smell and taste to describe them
  • Make food and wine pairings
  • Pass and receive a certificate and lapel pin

This is a one day course. It's your chance to try out a Manchester WSET course. A fun but guided way to learn about wine and see if WSET courses are for you.

Level 2 WSET Courses in Manchester

For you if you wish to develop a core understanding of wine and sprits. Level 1 is not necessary to take this three day course.

  • How wine is made and labelled
  • What factors influence wine style and important producing regions
  • Taste sparkling, sweet & fortified wines & learn production methods
  • Taste the main spirits & liqueurs & learn how they are made
  • Learn how to describe wine using SAT (Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine)
  • Understand food & wine pairing principles

After this 3 day WSET course in Manchester (including your own study time & John's support) you take an exam at the end of day 3. If you pass you are awarded a certificate and lapel pin. You are also entitled to use the WSET logo.

Useful Links for WSET Students

WSET Links

Other Useful Links

Manchester WSET Level 3 Award, 2018
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​John recently hosted this Masterclass for The Champa​gne Bureau. It was held at Manchester Metropolitan University for the Hospitality Business[...]