The course is designed as vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the drinks industry, but is also increasingly popular amongst people who want to study out of personal interest alone. If you have a serious interest in wine and wish to broaden your knowledge in a structured way this course offers you an internationally recognised qualification. WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits has full accreditation from OfQual as a Level 2 Vocational Qualification.
Norfolk Wine School will be hosting a Level 2 Award in is a Wine and Spirits course at No.8 Thorpe Road in July. The Norfolk Wine School is a Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Approved Programme Provider (APP).
For anyone pursuing a career in wine or hospitality the WSET offer globally recognised qualifications useful for your CV.
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 Red grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
Other red varieties: Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and 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 and South Africa
Number of Wines Tasted: 40+ wines will be tasted as part of the course
Study Materials: Students will receive a complete WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits 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), course specification and laminated ‘Systematic Approach To Tasting’ card
Duration of course: 8 weekly evening sessions including the 1 hour multiple choice examination
Recommended Private Study: 12 hours additional private study is recommended for this course.
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
N.B. In addition to classroom teaching, students are expected to complete around 12 hours of private study in their own time.
A copy of the full course specification can be read here.
This course will be taught as a Monday Evening course over 8 x 2 hour evening sessions from 6.30 to 8.30pm, starting Monday 8th January for 8 consecutive weeks with the exam in the final week of the course. If there there is a session you cannot make then please let us know and we can make separate arrangements for you to run through the material with your tutor in the hour before the following weeks class.
The Fee of £355 includes:
-All WSET course materials including; Looking Behind the Label course manual, Study Guide, specification and SAT Tasting Card
– Tasting of over 40 delicious wines including Champagne & Ports
– We teach you the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine ®
– This will enable you to analyse wines objectively and consistently
-Professional ISO tasting glasses
-All course handouts and tuition
– Examination fees, official certificate and pin for all those who pass
Registration for this course is required by Friday 8th December.
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