WSET Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits £350+
Wine and Spirit Education Trust courses provide globally recognised qualifications which are suitable for both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. As a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP) Yorkshire Wine School has been certified to offer this qualification as part of the UK's Qualifications and Credits Framework which is accredited by OfQual
'I found the course fabulous and just the right level of difficulty for me. I learnt loads. Thank you' (Eira, WSET Level 2 student)
'Can I take the opportunity to say a very big thank you for the course, I feel the teaching, information and course structure was delivered extremely well, and most importantly enjoyable, I would recommend it to anyone' (Margaret, WSET Level 2 student)
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Who should consider studying for WSET Level 2?
1. The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (formerly known as the Intermediate Certificate) is intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry who have little previous knowledge of the broad range of alcoholic beverages available. The qualification is suitable wherever a good level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competencies.
2. The course is also appropriate for those not employed in the drinks industry who wish to study wine using a structured curriculum and formal assessment. Please note- you do not need to have completed WSET Level 1 in order register for Level 2. It is a natural progression for those who have attended the Yorkshire Wine School 8 Week Global Wine Course.
3. The course is an absolute must for anyone considering pursuing a career in the wine industry. Acheiving a good grade in this qualification provides the knowledge required for those wishing to progress on to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits (formerly known as the Advanced Certificate).
Please note, the price is inclusive of VAT @20%, a VAT receipt can be supplied on request.
Not sure if this is the right level for you? Click on the book to view the Course Specification including sample exam questions.
Wine Tasting: Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting
Food and Wine Matching: A guide to the key considerations when matching food and wine successfully
Wine Service and Storage: Learn the correct way to store and serve wine and recognise common faults found in wines
Labelling: Learn how to decode and understand labels
Factors influencing the Style of Wine: Study the factors influencing the style, quality and price of wine in the vineyard and winery
Grape Varieties: Learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international and regionally important grape varieties
Key White grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling. Other white varieties: Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscadet, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon, Torrontés, Trebbiano and Verdicchio
Key Black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz. Other red varieties: Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo & Zinfandel
Key Wine-Producing regions of the World: Learn about the main styles of wines from the key wine-producing regions. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa
Number of Wines Tasted: 28-35 wines will be tasted as part of the course
Study Materials: Students will receive a complete WSET Level 2 course study pack, comprising the course book (a comprehensive guide to the wines of the world 'Behind the Label'), a study guide (complete with maps, example questions, and forms for your own tasting notes) and laminated 'Systematic Approach To Tasting' card
Course Specification: Although we will send you a link to the course specification as part of your study materials, we recommend you review it before registering for the course: Click Here to view specification.
Duration of course: 21 hours, including 16 hours intensive teaching time and 1 hour examination, (one day a week for three weeks)
Recommended Private Study: 12 hours additional private study is recommended for this course. It is strongly recommended that the majority of the private study is done in preparation for the course (you will be sent your study pack in advance of the course starting)
Examination: 50 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 1 hour. A mark of 55% required to pass
- Certification: All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin.
Course Tutors: Laura Kent and Richard Kilian
Laura is a Certified WSET Educator, shortlisted for Riedel WSET Educator of the Year 2017. She has completed all the levels of the WSET programme including the WSET Diploma (Level 4) in 2011. She has extensive experience within the wine industry as a retailer and as part of various restaurant and bar management teams which she brings to many aspects of delivering these professional qualifications.
Richard is also a Certified WSET Educator and completed all levels of the WSET programme including the WSET Diploma (Level 4) in 2016. Richard's experience includes working as a Sommelier at Hotel du Vin, running his own Wine-Importing business, as well as extensive travel to Wine-making regions, making him a great all-rounder in all aspects of Wine.
This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award (formerly known as the Intermediate Certificate) and is intended as vocational training in
Places remaining: 8
Date/Time: 8th Sep 2019 at 10am-5pm
Venue: Radisson Blu, The Light
This exciting and structured course is the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award (formerly known as the Intermediate Certificate) and is intended as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in
Places remaining: 15
Date/Time: 14th Oct 2019 at 10am-5pm
Venue: Radisson Blu, The Light