WSET ONLINE Level 3 Award in Wines

Online WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Premier Wine Training offers an online distance learning option for this level, for candidates based in Ireland,  who wish to gain a WSET qualification but find that it is difficult to attend regular classes.

Overview:  A 9 week on-line course leading to internationally recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines, on successful completion of written & tasting examinations.

The WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines qualification is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines and spirits of the world and their commercial importance in the world’s market.
Holders of the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines will be able to describe the characteristics of the principal wines and spirits of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and value.  They will consequently be in a position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of wines and spirits in a variety of situations.

This course suits:

  • Wine enthusiasts who wish to improve their basic knowledge of wines and spirits in a structured fashion, and gain an internationally recognised qualification.
  • People employed in the drinks & hospitality industries in a supervisory capacity, needing core information to advise management and customers with authority, and make informed selections of wines and spirits.

Entry requirements:

  • Candidates should hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits, or have an equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Candidates should be over 18 years of age.

Course content For full details see the course specification.

Unit 1: Wines and Spirits of the World
1.1 Production of wine
1.2 Light wines of the world
1.3 Sparkling wines of the world
1.4 Fortified (Liqueur) wines of the world
1.6 Information and advice for customers and staff

Unit 2: Wine Tasting
2.1 Identify and assess the characteristics, quality
Learning outcomes: Holders of the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines will be able to describe the characteristics of the principal wines and spirits of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and value.  They will consequently be in a position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of wines and spirits in a variety of situations.

Qualification: is based on passing:

  • a multiple choice exam of 50 questions
  • a question paper requiring short written answers
  • full written tasting notes on 2 wines.

This qualification is accredited at Level 5 in the National Framework Qualification of Ireland, and is recognised as such by the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland.

Dates & Timing:

  • Aug 12 – Oct 13 2017; tasting session on Tuesday 19th Sept, 6.30pm in Dublin city centre. Exam on Tues Dec 5th @ 6.30pm, in Dublin city centre.
  • Sept 30-Nov 3 2017;  tasting session on Tuesday 19th Sept, 6.30pm in Dublin city centre. Exam on Tues Dec 5th @ 6.30pm, in Dublin city centre.

Please note that course places must be booked and paid for, at least 10 working days in advance of the start date.

Venue: home study.  1 mandatory tasting session in in Dublin city centre, on Tuesday 19th Sept, 6.30pm. Exam in Dublin.

Cost: €615.  Cost includes on-line tuition, study materials, exam fee, 1 wine tasting tutorial.  Please note that your tutor will expect you to have buy/have access to tasting wines from the tasting list.


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