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 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.

D1 Wine Production

August 12 – September 22, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: October 28, 2019

September 7-8, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: October 28, 2019

D2 Wine Business

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

D3 Wines of the World

Session 1: February 1 – 2, 2020

Session 2: February 29 – March 1, 2020

Session 3: March 28 – 29, 2020

Session 4: April 25 – 26, 2020

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: May 13 – 14, 2020

 

November 4, 2019 – April 26, 2020

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: May 13 – 14, 2020

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Session 1: July 11 – 12, 2020

Session 2: August 8 – 9, 2020

Session 3: September 5 – 6, 2020

Session 4: October 3 – 4, 2020

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: October 28 – 29, 2020

May – October 2020 (Exact Dates TBD)

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: October 28 – 29, 2020

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

August 12 – September 8, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: October 28, 2019

September 14-15, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: October 28, 2019

D5 Fortified Wine

June 13, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON

Exam: October 28, 2019

September 9 – October 13, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

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

D6 Independent Research Assignment

Topics Announced on August 1, 2019

Topic 1 Due: January 31, 2020

Topic 2 Due: July 31, 2020

 

**D6 Research Assignments can be written at any time after D1 & D2. Students may choose between the two topics released that year, or wait until the next year for new topics.

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 D1 Wine Production Unit first. Choose your course format below to enroll now.