ONLINE: WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits – 450€
*Registration closes 15 days prior to the online course start date. If payment has not been received by this date your registration will be cancelled. Price includes IVA.
About the course
Learn about wines and spirits through a 5-week online study programme that is flexible to work with your existing commitments. The Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits Online covers the same syllabus as the classroom course but through a supported and interactive Online Classroom which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator. Please note that the exam is completed in person at one of Wine Academy Italia’s venues and not online.
The course explores the major grape varieties and important regions that define the world’s key wines in a structured and engaging format. You’ll learn about production, key labelling terminology and major classifications to help you identify wines with confidence. A basic introduction to the main spirits categories is also provided.
As you work through the course you will be asked to share your learning experience with the rest of the course group, looking at what wine labels tell you about the contents of the bottle and sharing tasting notes. Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste a minimum of 8 wines (not provided, but you will be given guidance on the styles to taste). Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.
This option is a 5-week self-study course followed by attendance at a Wine Academy Italia exam venue. Your price includes the option of attending a tasting tutorial, held to coincide with the first day of our classroom courses (pre-booking required).
- How wine is made
- What factors influence wine style
- The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
- The important wine-producing regions of the world
- The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
- Label terminology and what it means for the wine in the bottle
- How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
- The key considerations when pairing food and wine
- The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made
- Online tastings on eight general styles of wine with educator feedback (students to provide their own samples)
Do I need any prior knowledge?
No prior knowledge is required. The course is delivered online and in English, therefore, basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English are required.
What are the study options available?
The course is delivered online over five weeks with a minimum of six hours study per week recommended to successfully complete the course. Regular access and participation are essential.
Requirements: Students require a suitable device for studying online, compatible web browser and consistent internet access.
The course includes an attended examination at one of our venues. Details of the dates and locations for these are outlined in the course dates. An initial exam date is included in the course details, the venue and date can be changed with at least 21 days notice to any other Wine Academy Italia Level 2 exam day.
Exam date with Wine Academy Italia in Italy
Five weeks of online guided study
The cost includes access to the online classroom, study materials, online tuition and examination.
Note that the exam is not online, the date and location of the exam are detailed in the course dates. The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions to be completed in one hour. To pass you must correctly answer 55% of the questions. This qualification is Ofqual regulated.
How can I book?
Course specifications documents
Students should read the specifications below prior to their course starting. The specification below is valid for examinations on or after 1st August 2014. Students should read this specification as preparation for the course and examination. Click the links below, they will open in a new tab and you can save them to your device.
- Download Level 2 Key Skills (770KB pdf document)
- Download Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits Specification (2014) (4MB pdf document)
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- Terms & Conditions
An online, high-level, course for professionals working in the wine industry and wine enthusiasts. To register, select the online course of your choice in the ‘Upcoming Courses’ section of our website. Once registration is complete we will despatch the WSET® materials directly to you. Please allow additional time to receive the materials in advance of course commencement.