WSET Online Level 3 Award in Wines
The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.
For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making.
Upon successful completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality.
You will receive a WSET Level 3 certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET Level 3 Certified logo.
What you'll learn in the WSET Level 3 Wines course
The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, wine making, maturation and bottling
How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal
Still wines of the world
Sparkling wines of the world
Fortified wines of the world
How to make appropriate wine recommendations
Access to WSET's Online Classroom for the duration of the course including useful video links and other resources
Successful candidates will be able to taste and describe with confidence the characteristics of the principal wines of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and price. Those who work with wine will be in a great position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of wines in a variety of situations
How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Physical Course textbook, Workbook &
Systematic Approach to Tasting Wines (SAT) card
eBook version of the WSET Level 3 Study Pack - available on the Kitaboo platform, usable on multiple devices, viewing license valid for up to 12 months (no printing available at present)
Two half-day Tasting Workshops where you will taste up to 17 quality wine samples (in total) to calibrate your palate with our WSET Wine Assessor
9-Week Online WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course including both local and remote educator support
Vineyard visit in the Swan Valley or Perth Hills
WSET Level 3 Exam Fees
Online Mock Exam Questions
Reserved place at the Perth WSET Level 3 Award in Wines exam in April
WSET Level 3 Certificate, Lapel pin & use of WSET logo (after passing the exam)
Graduation Ceremony in a Perth venue, where you are presented with your WSET Level 3 Certificate & Lapel Pin
Comprehensive, Organised and Efficient Service from the Vinum Vitae WSET Approved Programme Provider
You must be over 18 years of age at the time of booking
An exam pass in WSET Level 2 Award in Wines / Wines and Spirits is required to enrol in this course, you will need your WSET Candidate number from your Level 2 grade letter
If however, you feel you have sufficient wine knowledge without taking the WSET Level 2 Wines course, you can apply to take an online test (the costs is an extra $75, paid at course enrolment and is not refundable in any circumstance)
At an agreed date and time, you will answer 50 multiply choice questions in 30 minutes. The questions are similar to the Level 2 Wines exam questions. You will need to score at least 86% on this test to be accepted for the Level 3 course (scores will not be given, only test pass or fail)
If you do not score at least 86%, the $299 deposit will be refunded (minus CC fees) and your enrolment cancelled
If the Level 3 course is cancelled due to insufficient numbers, your multiply choice test results will be rolled over to the next Level 3 course (the $75 fee is not refunded)
This qualification has a minimum requirement of 90 hours of study time.
Since this is an online course, apart from the Tasting Workshop, no other wine samples will be supplied.
Please note this is an intensive course requiring dedicated personal study
Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a short-written answer paper consisting of 4 questions. Unit 1 exam time is 2 hours.
Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines. Unit 2 exam time is 30 minutes.
In order to secure a pass for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, a candidate will be required to attain a minimum mark of 55% in both units.
Online Level 3 Award in Wines Course Information
For more information please download the documents below
Recommended Progression Routes:
The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is required for entry to the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines
WSET Online Level 3
Award in Wines
Two half days
Vineyard & Winery visit:
11/09/21 & 18/09/21
TBC 6th Nov 2021