WSET Wine & Spirit Education Trust

Diploma Schedule

The WSET operates on a semester system, with each academic year beginning in August. You have the option to begin your Diploma studies in August or January of each year. Students’ first unit must be Unit 2 (D1) Wine Production.

Napa Valley Wine Academy aims to offer each unit’s course & exam twice per year.

Upcoming Courses & Exams

 

Courses can be taken as either In-Person or Online classes.

All exams must be taken IN-PERSON in Napa.

Unit 1 (D2) Business of Wine

November 4, 2018

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: March 12, 2019

January 5 – February 22, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: March 12, 2019

April 6 – May 24, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: June 12, 2019

April 13 – 14, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: June 12, 2019

November 16 – 17, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: March 11, 2020

Early December 2019 – Early March 2020 (exact dates TBD)

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: March 11, 2020

Unit 2 (D1) Wine Production

January 12 – March 15, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: March 30, 2019

January 26-27, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: March 30, 2019

Early August – Mid October 2019 (exact dates TBD)

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: Late October 2019

September 7-9, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: Late October 2019

Unit 3 (D3) Wines of the World

January 17-20 & February 21-24, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: June 13, 2019

Unit 4 Spirits

April 6 – May 24, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: June 12, 2019

Unit 5 (D4) Sparkling Wine

March 13, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: June 12, 2019

April 6 – May 10, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: June 12, 2019

Mid August – Late October 2019 (exact dates TBD)

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: October 28, 2019

September 14-15, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: October 28, 2019

Unit 6 (D5) Fortified Wine

January 5 – February 8, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: March 12, 2019

June 13, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: October 28, 2019

Early November 2019 – Mid January 2020 (exact dates TBD)

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: January 22, 2020

December 14 -15, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: January 22, 2020

**The last Unit 1 Coursework Assignment is due in April 2019.

**D6 Research Assignments can be submitted by January 31 or July 31 of each academic year. Students may choose to submit their paper at anytime during their course of study.

Want to know more?

See if you’re ready for Diploma & if the Napa Valley Wine Academy is the right school for you by checking out the Prospective Student page.

If you have more questions, take a look at the About & FAQ pages or register for a Diploma Informational Webinar.

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Students are required to take the Unit 2 Wine Production Unit first. Choose your course format below to enroll now.