WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Online
WSET Level 3 | Award in Wines – Online

Wine Academy Italia offers students three options for studying WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Online.

STANDARD ONLINE WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
780€ per person.
(wine samples not included, students will need to source their own wine).

1045€ per person.

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM 5-day online course via zoom video conferencing
€1195 inc IVA (details below) IN PERSON EXAM REQUIRED.


Gain an extensive understanding of wines through a flexible 9-week online study programme. The Level 3 Award in Wines 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 an educator. Additional online tuition is included with our enhanced option.

We think flexibility is key when studying online. Flexibility allows students to work around their other commitments rather than attending a course at fixed times. The WSET suggest a minimum of ten hours of study during each of the nine weeks to successfully complete this course.

This course is designed to develop your ability to describe wine accurately and account in detail for the style, quality and price of wines. As you work through the course you will be asked to share your learning experience with the rest of the course group, looking in detail at the influences that affect each wine style and sharing tasting notes. Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste a minimum of 12 wines (not provided, but you will be given guidance on the styles to taste). Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

STANDARD OPTION WSET Level 3 Award in Wine Online €780

This option is a 9-week self-study course using the WSET Global online platform and ebook, followed by attendance at a Wine Academy Italia exam venue. Your price includes an online tasting tutorial at a prearranged time. WSET recommends 10 hours of learning each week with this programme.

ENHANCED FLEXIBLE WSET Level 3 Award in Wines €1045 (includes wine)

This option is a 9-week self-study course using the WSET Global online platform, followed by attendance at a Wine Academy Italia exam venue. The WSET recommends 10 hours of weekly study with this programme. Option 2 includes a pack of 2cl samples to accompany the course.

Wine Academy Italia has enhanced the existing WSET Level 3 Wines online offering. This option includes:

  • 9 weeks flexible access to the WSET Global online study platform with additional sessions from our tutors
  • WSET ebook study materials
  • online introduction from our Wine Academy Italia tutor
  • 4 one-hour online tastings with our Wine Academy Italia tutor via Skype or Zoom
  • 1-hour online theory review session with our tutor
  • 1-hour online exam preparation session with our tutor
  • Additional feedback via email
  • Exam in person at a flexible future date

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM 5-day course via zoom video conferencing – €1195 inc IVA (wine provided, IN-PERSON EXAM REQUIRED)

Our third online option is to attend the Wine Academy Italia virtual classroom hosted by our tutor. This course comprises of 14 sessions over 5 days. Course days start at 0930 and finish at 1700. This option also includes additional one to one online tuition. WSET ebook access on completion of enrollment. An international range of 2cl sample bottles for wine tasting will be delivered to your address in advance. These wines have been selected by our specialist supplier in collaboration with the WSET.

This course requires an IN-PERSON exam at a Wine Academy Italia exam venue. Your exam date must be selected at the time of booking; however, this date may be changed up to 25 days in advance of the agreed date.

Registration must be completed at least 15 days prior to the course start date.

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • The key characteristics of the principal:
  • still wines of the world
  • sparkling wines of the world
  • fortified wines of the world
  • How to apply your understanding to make authoritative recommendations

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines and evaluate quality, identity and price, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • Online Tasting Tutorial with Wine Academy Italia (additional tuition with enhanced option).
  • Online tastings on 12 general styles of wines (standard option students provide their own samples; enhanced option includes delivered wine).

This course is open to students who have passed the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. The course is delivered online and in English, therefore, basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English are required.

Options 1 and 2 are delivered online over 9 weeks with a minimum of 10 hours of study per week recommended to successfully complete the course. Regular access and participation are essential. Option 3 is a five-day virtual class. All options require attendance at a Wine Academy Italia exam venue.

All courses include an online tasting tutorial and an examination of the course at one of our course venues. Details of the dates and locations for these are outlined in the upcoming course section of our website. Students are responsible for booking their own exam with Wine Academy Italia at least 21 days in advance of the date.

Options 1 and 2 include 9 weeks of guided access to the online classroom and study materials, WSET Global online tuition, online tasting tutorial and examination in person at one of our venues. Option 2 students also receive additional tuition from our tutors. Option 3 students attend a three-day virtual class and benefit from additional tuition and online support. Students are responsible for booking their own exam with Wine Academy Italia at least 21 days in advance of the given date

The exam is assessed in two parts and takes place in person after course completion.

  • A combined theory paper consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions and five short essay questions
  • A tasting paper consisting of a blind tasting of two wines
  • A mark of 55% is required in both parts to pass

Buy WSET Level 3 Award in Wine Online via the link buttons on this page. Various start dates are available, please ask for details. Please read our terms & conditions before making a booking.

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.

All course prices include WSET ebook materials, access is given once enrollment is complete. WSET eBooks are available via an internet browser or Google Play/Apple Store app’s. Students are responsible for having a compatible device for the download. Access to the ebook is for one year at WSET Levels 1 and 2 and two years for WSET Level 3, this can be extended at additional cost.

Students should read the Level 3 Award in Wines specifications prior to their course, this document is included in the WSET materials that you will receive once enrolment has been completed.

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