The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is designed for wine professionals but is also suitable for wine-lovers who wish to deepen their knowledge or those seeking a career change. Students will dive into and analyze the key factors involved in wine production, how they vary around the world and also learn how to taste and evaluate wine.
Includes 33 hours of training in the classroom and 60 hours of self-study time. Classroom sessions will review key points presented in the study materials previously provided. It is essential these materials are read and studies before the intensive begins. Alongside the review, we taste 65 wines from the around the world, providing an excellent opportunity to apply the theory knowledge of these wines to their production styles.
The WSET 3 Level 3 Award in Wines is divided into two modules:
The WSET Level 2 in Wines is required as a prerequisite for this course. Students who do not hold this qualification but can demonstrate equivalent knowledge or experience in wine may be able to register, please contact us for details.
Course materials include textbook, study guide, self-assessment exercises, and summary sheet of the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®. The classroom session include interactive presentations and visual aids, as well as guided tastings group discussions and self-assessment exercises.
The exam takes place on the Saturday morning following the last course. Part 1 consists of 50 multiple choice questions and 4 short-answer questions. Part 2 is a blind tasting of two wines, which students must assess according to the SAT tasting protocol and analyse quality. To pass, a score of 55% is required in each unit. Result will be emailed about 8 weeks after the course. Successful candidates will receive a certificate and pin. The exam can be retaken for a fee later if required.
NEW - Hybrid Intensive - Online and In-person learning this SEPTEMBER
A hybrid Level 3 breaks down the course over a period of 3 weeks, which gives students more time to study and prepare before each class. In the online format, students get acquainted with each other, the teacher and the learning structure at a more relaxed pace. Then, once the in-person classes begin, we can dedicate that time to tasting, revision and Q&A– ultimately achieving a higher rate of success.
Why take our hybrid class?
1. Students have a period of 2 weeks of guided study time, and are able to study before attending each online class.
2- Maximizse study time and minimizes fatigue comparerd to a traditional 6 day consecutive course.
3- increased guided classroom time of 40 (vs the minimum 32.5 hour recommended by WSET)
16 hours of online classroom and 24 hours of in-person classroom sessions in the Loire Academy. The online sessions are scheduled over two weekends and the three in-person classes and exam session are on consecutive days.
ALL COURSES ARE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. OUR INSTRUCTORS ALL SPEAK FRENCH AND CAN TRANSLATE TERMS AND SPECIFICS IF NEEDED, BUT ONLY ENGLISH WILL BE SPOKEN OTHERWISE.
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