WSET Level 4 Wines Diploma

WSET Level 4 Wines Diploma

WSET Level 4 Wines Diploma

Our flagship qualification, the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines has been entirely re-vitalised and offered as a lectured course with the IWEC being the only provider to offer this in the whole of Africa & the Middle East. It is designed to prepare people for senior positions within the wine industry and not only develops product knowledge to a specialist level, but also enables students to acquire skills that will be of use to them beyond the course itself.

The course is based around a 2 year structured programme consisting of blocks of lectures leading up to exams and assignments in 6 different units. You will be lectured by Masters of Wine (MW’s), MW students, qualified winemakers, Diploma graduates and other industry experts. Each unit requires students to look in depth at the wine industry, applying subject knowledge and professional skills to analyse key issues and make recommendations. Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, as such you will be tasting wines from around the world and applying your theory knowledge to draw conclusions about the wines described.

WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines is universally viewed as a stepping-stone to the MW programme. Upon successful completion of all Units students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and may use the post nominal DipWSET.

Entry Requirements
You must be over 18 at the start of the course.

You will be required to hold the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines & Spirits or WSET Level 3 Award in Wines. No other qualifications can be accepted.

The course is of a high-level and students will need to possess competencies in research, analysis and report writing similar to those required for a first year degree course. Basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English are also required.

All lectures and exams will take place in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. Travel and accommodation will be for your own account.

Final day for applications (including FULL payment) for our next course is 12th August 2019. The course will commence in September 2019.
Late applications or payments cannot be accommodated.

The full cost of the WSET Level 4 Diploma 2019 including materials, lectures, tasting samples, exams, courier fees and VAT is R89,900

If either your course books or certificate are required outside of South Africa, please contact us for total course fees.

Students acknowledge by signing up for the course that they understand exam dates and lecture dates are set and cannot be re-scheduled.

If you meet the entry requirements and are interested in further information, please email We will send you details of the dates as well as more information about the course specification.

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