Wine and Spirit Education Trust: Level 3 Award in Wines

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Wine and Spirit Education Trust: Level 3 Award in Wines

Who is this course for?

For individuals seeking advice to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Candidates should be over 18 years of age and are required to hold the WSET Level 2 Certificate in Wines and Spirits or equivalent. A thorough understanding of the English language (oral and written) is vital for success.


How long is this course?

A part-time course delivered over 15 weeks

Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm

Day:  Tuesday 23.02.21- Tuesday 08.06.21 

Exam Date:  Usually one week after course completion 


What will I study on this course?

Unit 1:

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling.
  • How these key factors influence the key characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT).


What Qualification will I gain?

Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 3 Award in Wines. This qualification is accredited at Level 3 in the UK (QCF).

Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.


How is the course assessed?

95% attendance is vital for successful completion of the course.

Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a paper of short written answers. 

Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.  Please note wine tasting is part of every class.

Please Note: A mock exam will take place on completion of this course (final week) before you can be entered for the exam.


What does this course lead on to?

Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 4 in Wines and Spirits (currently not available at Highlands College).


How much will it cost?

Course cost: £468 

Exam cost: £93 

Fees are non-refundable.


How can I find out more?

For further information please email


Extra Info?

Please note enrolments for all courses must be made a minimum of one week prior to the course commencing.


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