A mix of classroom and distance learning on WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) courses is available from Midlands-based educator the Wise Wine Company this autumn.
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is available either in the classroom or through distance learning while the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits course will be offered in a classroom setting, says Nina Smith of Wise Wine.
WSET Level 2
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits will be taught in an eight week Thursday evening course run at Buzzards Valley Winery commencing November 1, 2012 from 7.00pm-9.30pm. The Level 2 course is an introductory level qualification intended for those who would like to know more about the absorbing business of wines and spirits. This course is aimed at both career-minded individuals who wish to formalise their wine knowledge and enthusiastic consumers who wish to expand their understanding of the world of wine.
The cost of this course is £350 per delegate (not subject to VAT) and is fully inclusive of the official WSET study pack, access to on-line learning programme, wines, examination fee and certification.
This is accompanied by the WSET Level 2 Distance Learning Course, “ideal for those who prefer to study at home or who are unable to make regular classes,” says Smith.
WSET Level 3
The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits, a 14 week Thursday evening course commencing 10 January 2013 “provides an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of wines and spirits and is open to students who hold the WSET Level 2 certificate. The course covers wines and spirits of the world in considerable depth and is taught over a period of fourteen weekly sessions,” says Smith.
“These is a considerable amount of home study with this course and students must ensure they are able to commit time to this,” says Smith. In addition to the WSET study pack and course tutorials, students will be able to access on-line ‘Test Your Advanced Knowledge’ area on the company’s website to complement the study needed for this course.
The course fee is £650 and is fully inclusive of the course materials, sample wines, examination fee and certification.
The courses are held at Buzzards Valley Winery, 37 Shirral Drive, Drayton Bassett, B78 3EQ. Buzzards Valley Winery is located between Sutton Coldfield and Tamworth. For further information, contact Nina Smith on 07804 494083 or e-mail email@example.com