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WSET Courses in Manchester and The North West

Do you want formal qualifications in wines and spirits?

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

Here at Northern Wine School we understand your hopes and dreams and know that our wines and spirits education courses are for YOU. All of our students get enhanced membership of our unique Member's Area! Here we provide you with lots of online help to make sure you get the grades you deserve.

We are proud Approved Programme Providers

We are proud Approved Programme Providers

John Callow DipWSET, Lead Educator at Northern Wine School

John Callow DipWSET

Northern Wine School

Member of the Association of Wine Educators


We are proud Approved Programme Providers

ALL our WSET® courses are taught personally by Diploma (Level 4) qualified John Callow DipWSET founder of Northern Wine School.

Which Course Are You Looking For?

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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.

Which Course Are You Looking For?

Act fast! Early Birds save 10%-book at least two months ahead.

John Callow DipWSET, Lead Educator at Northern Wine School

John Callow

Northern Wine School

"It all started in Preston"

I'd always enjoyed a glass of wine without knowing a lot about the subject. It was when I started work at a national wine merchants that my journey began. A requirement of the job was to qualify with WSET.

After getting my Level 3 I was hooked. The gruelling Diploma followed with two hard years of study. But the satisfaction and love of the subject was so worth it. And I've tasted some really great wines and spirits along the way!

Remember we all have to begin somewhere. Where are you up to in your journey?

I'd love to help you progress.

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

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.

Register as a member-it's FREE

You don't have to be one of our students, free when you join:

  • Exam style questions with answers. Complete and get marks on screen
  • Study and exam technique advice
  • More content added weekly

You've got nothing to lose as you don't have to be one of our students to join. However we do have extra content for our students.

We will never share your details with anyone else.

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Level 1 Award in Wines specification

Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits specification

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