FAQ

Every exam is sent by international courier to WSET in London to be marked. This is true for every WSET examination taken throughout the world to ensure continuity of results.

A certificate with lapel pin and an internationally recognised WSET qualification. Successful WSET students of WSET Level 2 and WSET Level 3 candidates are also permitted to use a specific logo on their stationary. Please contact us for details info@thewinecentre.co.za

You can retake your exam without having to resit the course. Costs vary depending on the course and please contact us for potential dates.

Please contact us for costs as this will vary depending on which course and when you take it.

No. WSET do not permit students to retake exams they have already passed.

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.

Absolutely! They are currently taught in over 75 countries around the globe and in 19 different languages. They are seen as the market leader in international wine education.

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, you need to have passed WSET Level 3 in wines.

Please have a look at our ‘Test you wine knowledge’ page to help you decide or Contact Us for more advice.

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, Mauritius, Dubai, Qatar and Maldives. Please contact us for further details on bespoke courses.

We run WSET Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 in Wines plus WSET Level 1 and Level 2 in Spirits as online distance learning courses. These are run direct from WSET in London using the same course books and attaining the same qualification as the classroom based courses. However, please note the examinations will need to be taken in person as they cannot be taken online. WSET Level 3 also requires students to attend a tasting session to ensure their palate is calibrated towards the Systematic Approach to Tasting© that WSET use in the Tasting exam.

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 International Wine Challenge (IWC) with more information found on our website here. 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.

This may be possible depending on each situation. Please contact us for further information.