WSET Level 3 Badge

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines | Online Course

Advanced certification for the serious student

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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines | Online Course

$965

Do you want to earn your Level 3 certification but feel intimidated by other students’ stories?

 

Earning this advanced certification isn’t easy, but we arm you for success. We teach our students the WSET way of thinking. You’ll not only know the material, you’ll understand what they are looking for so you can feel confident on test day. 

 

If you’re going to invest the hours required to earn a Level 3 certification, make sure you have the support you need for success.



By the end of the course you’ll:

 

  • Understand the key factors in wine production including location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • Identify key characteristics of still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world

Evaluate wines with blind tasting using WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting®  (SAT)

Have you considered WSET Level 3 Wine certification but feel intimidated by other students’ stories?

Earning this advanced certification isn’t easy, but we arm you for success. We teach our students the WSET way of thinking. You’ll not only know the material, but you’ll also understand what they are looking for so you can feel confident on test day. You can also choose to add* a  24 bottle (100 ml) wine tasting kit for $280, curated by our experts for this level, for calibration with your instructor and homework exercises; each wine chosen from the WSET’s full list of recommended wines to taste for WSET Level 3 success.

This course will help you develop an extensive understanding of wines and confidently explain wine style. You’ll learn all major grape varieties and wine styles produced around the world, and understand what influences their style and quality.

By the end of WSET Level 3 Award in Wine, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the key factors in wine production, including location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation, and bottling
  • Identify key characteristics of still, sparkling, and fortified wines of the world
  • Evaluate wines with blind tasting using WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting®  (SAT)

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the Specification.

We are able to have wine kits shipped to the following states ONLY: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NV, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY, and Wash DC.

NO SHIP LOCATIONS: International, AK, AR, CT, DE, HI, MS, NJ, RI, SD, UT, VT, and WV.

Important Course Details and Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • UPON REGISTRATION (within 30 minutes after) you will receive access, via an emailed link, to the first module of your online course which contains important information. Your study packet will be mailed to you within 5 days of your registration.
  • COURSE START DATE is the date the full online course (all modules) is available to students. This is a self-paced course, accessible 24/7, with videos, interactive maps, activities, quizzes, and mock exams. 
  • WEBINARS are additional instructor-led learning tools that augment your study book and online course material and activities. See the WEBINAR tab in the first module of your online course for the webinar schedule. The first WEBINAR DATE is generally NOT the official COURSE START DATE. Webinars are taped and will will appear in your WEBINAR tab following each session. If you purchased a WINE KIT, your wine kit will arrive before your first WEBINAR DATE. If you did not purchase the wine kit, see the wine list in the first module of your course for wine recommendations (categories, not specific producers) you can purchase locally.
  • COMMUNICATE with your instructor and fellow students via (1) the webinars and (2) through an online GROUP which will appear on your dashboard, along with your online course, on the Course Start Date. The GROUP will be active during the ten-week instructor-led portion of your course. 

WHAT THIS COURSE INCLUDES:

  • DEDICATED INSTRUCTOR for the 10-week portion of the course, and continuing with 12 months access to the online course material which includes lecture videos, quizzes, a mock exam and more.
  • LIVE WEBINARS which include instructor-led tastings, theory review, and the ability to ask questions.
  • TEXTBOOK/STUDY PACK are shipped to students in the United States within 5 days of registration. For international students, an ebook version is made available. 
  • WINE LIST OR WINE KITS for live tasting sessions with your instructor and online homework activities if you chose to add a wine kit. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Online Course

  • What is the schedule of the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Course?

The course is self-paced and accessible 24/7. It includes videos, interactive maps, activities, quizzes, and mock exams. Additionally, there are 5 Live Zoom Webinars, each lasting 60-90 minutes, scheduled according to the webinar chart. If you purchased a Wine Kit, it will arrive before your First Webinar Date. 

  • What are the Webinars in this course, and are they mandatory?

Webinars facilitate understanding of the online course and textbooks. They include orientation, lectures, and guided tasting. Attendance is not mandatory as all webinars are recorded and posted for viewing later.

  • How can I communicate with the instructor and other students?

Communication is possible through the Zoom Webinars and the Online GROUP Module during the ten-week instructor-led portion of the course.

  • When will I receive the links to access the online course?

Email links to the online course are sent within 30 minutes of purchase.

  • How long do I have access to the online course?

After the 10-week instructor-led course, students retain access to the online course for a full 12 months.

  • How and when will I receive the course materials?

Students in the U.S. receive the textbook and workbook within 5 days of purchase. International students receive an online eBook version.

  • What about the wine kits? When and how are they delivered?

Wine kits are shipped out the week of the course start date to arrive before the first scheduled webinar, usually the following week. Students who did not order a wine kit can find options in the course to source locally.

  • Do I need to attend the live webinars?

It’s not mandatory to attend live webinars as they are recorded and available for later viewing.

  • Is there any interactive element in the course?

Yes, the course includes interactive maps, activities, and quizzes, along with live webinars and a GROUP Module for interaction.

  • What if I can’t attend the live webinars?

If you cannot attend live, you can view the recorded versions posted after the live sessions.