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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines (ONLINE)

R8,500

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The course is based around a 5-week structured online programme with a recommendation of 6 hours study per week to cover the online activities and read the relevant chapters in the textbook. Regular access and participation in the course online activities is essential for this mode of study.

The course follows a weekly structure, but it allows the student to work ahead or catch up on the activities and forums. There are no set times to log into the course as there are no live chats or webinars.

All study materials are included in the online course.

The course prepares the student for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits examination and are guided by a WSET educator. The student can contact the educator any time for the duration of the scheduled course, should they have any questions. Each week includes a series of independent and/or group activities to help students understand wine label terminology and recognise the styles produced by the main grape varieties in key wine regions.

Students are advised to taste a range of wines during their studies. A list of recommended tasting samples can be found in the Course Specifications PDF. Students can post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator. Additional tastings may be included at our discretion.

Students will require access to a computer (recommended) and/or HTML5 compatible mobile or tablet with the following minimum requirements: Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible; web browser with Javascript and cookies** enabled; Adobe Reader XI or equivalent; Internet access (broadband recommended)

Please note:
Wines are not included in the cost of this course and although it will greatly enhance your learning experience, it is not compulsory to taste any wine.
Lessons are online but students are required to sit their examination with us in person.
If either your course books or certificate are required outside of South Africa, please contact us for total course fees.

This course is an ideal introduction to the world of international wines and wine law and is suitable for beginners as well as people who have already studied South African wines.

Who it is aimed at:
Wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and want to obtain an internationally recognised wine qualification.
People employed in the drinks and hospitality industries with little previous knowledge of alcoholic beverages in particular international wines.
People wishing to pursue a career as a sommelier and who want to learn more about international wines and wine styles before going onto accredited Sommelier qualifications.

The Exam:
There is a one hour exam at the end of the course that consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 55%.

  • All online tuition
  • All course materials including:
    • WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine card
    • 136 page Level 2 Work Book
    • 83 page Level 2 Course Book
  • Exam Fees
  • International Courier Costs (exams are marked in London)
  • Domestic courier costs for your course books
  • Certificate with Lapel Pin when you pass.
  • Domestic courier costs for your Certificate and Lapel Pin
Module 1: Introduction to Wine Tasting, Pairing, Storage & Service
  • Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting ®.
  • Discover the key considerations when pairing food and wine successfully.
  • Learn the processes and principles of wine storage and service.
Module 2: Factors Affecting Wine Style & Quality
  • Learn how the environmental and winemaking factors influence the style and quality of the wine.
  • Learn the meaning of labelling terms related to vine age and grape-growing options.
Module 3: Still Red Wine
  • Learn how the environmental and winemaking factors influence the principal and regionally important black grape varieties, how they influence the style and quality of the wines produced.
  • Learn the meaning of labelling terms indicating style and quality.
Module 4: Still White Wine.
  • Learn how the environmental and winemaking factors influence the principal and regionally important white grape varieties, how they influence the style and quality of the wines produced.
  • Learn the meaning of labelling terms indicating style and quality.
Module 5: Other Styles of Wine
  • Learn about the key grape varieties used to produce the principal styles of sparkling and fortified wines.
  • Learn the key wine making processes used to make sparkling and fortified wines.
  • Learn the meaning of labelling terms indicating style and quality.
Module 6: Revision & Feedback Questionnaire
  • There is a mock multiple choice test to complete
Lesson Dates Exam Date Enrolment Deadline
21 Oct - 24 Nov 2019 TBA CLOSED
11 Nov - 15 Dec 2019 TBA 01 Nov 2019
27 Jan - 01 Mar 2020 TBA 20 Dec 2019
17 Feb - 22 Mar 2020 TBA 08 Feb 2020
02 Mar - 05 Apr 2020 TBA 20 Mar 2020
13 Apr - 17 May 2020 TBA 01 Apr 2020
11 May - 14 Jun 2020 TBA 01 May 2020
08 Jun - 12 Jul 2020 TBA 25 May 2020

You have one hour to complete the exam which comprises 50 multi-choice questions and a pass mark of 55%.

Below are the results you can attend and the marks required.

Pass with Distinction   85% and above
Pass with Merit Between 70% and 84%
Pass Between 55% and 69%
Fail Between 45% and 54%
Fail unclassified 44% and below

 

As with every WSET exam around the world, the exam papers are sent to WSET in London, UK to be marked to ensure global continuity with the results.

Results are know up to 3 weeks later when we will inform you by email. The certificate and metal lapel pin for successful candidates will follow from London approximately a week later.

If you are unsuccessful, you are able to retake the exam without having to retake the course if you do not wish to. The cost to resit the exam is currently R1,600. Please contact us for potential dates.

Duration: 5 week
Exam: 1 hour multiple choice questions
Award: Certificate and Metal Lapel Pin
Cost: R8,500