No. At the IWEC you can start with whichever WSET course you prefer depending on your experience and knowledge of wines, especially international wines. However, in order to attend WSET Level 4 Diploma, application will have to be made to WSET in London if you have not passed WSET Level 3.
You are not required to drink or taste wine in WSET Level 1 or 2 although this is an integral element of the courses in order to obtain a greater understanding of the subject. In WSET Level 3 though, there is a Tasting paper where you are required to taste and describe some wine as this is a compulsory element to pass in order to pass the overall exam.
Yes, you can attend our courses. However, we will require your parents written consent to attend and you will unfortunately not be able to taste any wine with or without your parents consent for legal requirements.
We run courses primarily in Cape Town, the Winelands and Johannesburg but can run bespoke courses almost anywhere there is a demand. This also includes outside of South Africa as we have previously run courses in Namibia and Mauritius. Please contact us for further details on bespoke courses.
A certificate with lapel pin and an internationally recognised wine & spirits qualification. Succcessful WSET Level 2 and WSET Level 3 candidates are also permitted to use a specific logo on their stationary. Please contact us for details firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe that you have grounds for requesting a reasonable adjustment of exam conditions due to any disability or difficulty which places you at a disadvantage, contact us at least 6 weeks prior to taking the exam so we can liaise with London and try and accommodate your needs.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer any discounts, however the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London does offer bursaries to eligible students to cover part of the WSET Level 3 and WSET Level 4 Diploma costs. Please contact the IWC direct using the following link for further information Wine Education Bursary. Please note we are not involved in the application process in anyway and any questions you have will have to be directed towards the IWC.