top of page

WSET Online Level 3 Award in Wines

WSET 3.jpg

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

Using the WSET Online Classroom course with your study books is an excellent combination, see our Level 3 Online course Theory pass rates:
Distinction grade - 46%
Merit grade - 33%
Standard pass grade - 21%
% shown are from the WSET 2021-22 academic year for the Vinum Vitae APP
That is 79% performing better than a standard Pass in the Theory exam, showing the online course gives you much more potential of a higher grade than a face-to-face course due to the flexibility and repeatability of the online content
(the WSET global average pass rate is much lower)

What about the tasting exam ???
Well, in o
ur last tasting exam we got a 100% pass rate! 

What you'll learn in the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, 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 apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

  • Access to WSET's Online Classroom for 1 year after your course has finished, 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

Your Name Here L3.png

What's Included

NEW Issue 2 - Study Material


Physical Course Textbook &

Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT) card



If you really don't like carrying books, the NEW eBook version of the WSET Level 3 Study Pack, usable on multiple devices, viewing license valid for up to 2 years (no printing available). 


(However the physical book is recommended so you can write your notes easier)

Tasting Workshop

Either a one full day or two half-days Tasting Workshops where you will taste 17 quality wine samples (in total) to calibrate your palate with our WSET Wine Assessor (see Dates section for details)

Optional pre-exam tasting session (extra cost)

Online Course


9-Week Online WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course including both local wine assessor and remote WSET educator support (37+ hours of Theory online delivery / WSET Wine Assessor support)

Plus WSET Online educator support of your own personal tastings and feedback.


Online Quizzes & Mock Exam Questions, repeatable until you know it

Three Short Answer questions with feedback

Three Short Answer questions with Model Answers

Note: most face-to-face courses spend most of their teaching time on the Tastings and leave the Theory to you to learn on your own!

Priority discounted invitations to advanced instructor led tasting sessions

Access to a Discounted "Wine with Jimmy" Level 3 Exam revision course (if you wish some extra exam preparation help), see below 

Optional social vineyard visit with tasting at a local producer (date may be after your exam)


WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Exam Fees with the ability to delay your exam for a fee

Reserved place at the Perth WSET Level 3 Award in Wines exam


WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Certificate, Lapel pin & use of WSET logo (after passing the exam)


Graduation Ceremony in a Perth, where you are presented with your WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Certificate & Lapel Pin and have a few wines on us


Comprehensive, Organised and Efficient Service from the Vinum Vitae WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP)

Optional Add-Ons Selected at enrolment:


Wine With Jimmy Level 3 Exam Prep Course

Exam preparation course to cement your learning and help you get that Distinction grade, including:

  • 84+ hours of videos

  • 1000 flashcards

  • 600 multiple choice questions

  • Library of short answer questions

  • Without Commercials


Limited number available at this price


More details here (external and opens in new window)

Current UK price is £85 + Credit card fees, we currently offer this course to our students for $130 

(currently sold out)

Note: some content is available free on YouTube (however, with commercials)

Entry Requirements

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 WSET Level 2 grade letter

Special Circumstances

However, if you feel you have sufficient wine knowledge without taking the WSET Level 2 Wines course, you can apply to take an online test (the cost is an extra $100, paid at course enrolment and is not refundable in any circumstance)

At an agreed date and time, you will answer 30 multiply choice questions in 30 minutes. The questions are similar to the Level 2 Wines exam questions. You will need to score at least 76% (38 out of 50 correct) 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 76%, 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 $100 fee is not refunded)

Course Delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 84 hours of study time, including online study, private study, and the exam

Apart from the wines supplied during the Tasting Workshops (totalling 17-wines), no other wine samples will be supplied as part of the course price. However, extra paid tasting sessions will be available


You perform the course by logging into the WSET Online Classroom (login details will be sent by WSET).

The online course material including the quizzes can be watched / attempted as many times as you like until you have learnt it

Please note this is an intensive course requiring dedicated personal study which should not be under-estimated


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

Unit 2 is examined first, then Unit 1.

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

Special Consideration

If you feel you were at a disadvantage during the exam due to, for example, illness, you can submit a special consideration request to us. We will pass this on to WSET for their assessment. The form (on request) must be sent to Vinum Vitae within 5 working days after your exam date. Please see our APP Policies document for further information.

Exam (Issue 2 only) Re-sit Prices:

Vinum Vitae students

Level 3 Theory only re-sit $250

Level 3 Tasting only re-sit $175

Level 3 Theory & Tasting re-sit $400

Non-Vinum Vitae students

Please email us


Online WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Course Information

For more information please download the documents below

Recommended Progression Route: 
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

Course Code:

Enrolment Closes:

Final Payment by:

Course Start Date:

Course Finish Date:

Course Exam Date:

Exam Results takes:



27/02/24 18:00

29/02/24 17:00



08/06/24 13:00

12-16 Weeks


10-wine Tasting Workshop #1:

7-wine Tasting Workshop #2:


6-wine Pre-Exam Tasting:

(optional extra paid event)

09/03/24 12-3PM

16/03/24  12-2PM

04/06/24 18:30 TBC

This is an advanced wine course and requires dedicated studying and revision time. The total learning time is 84 hours + revision time

$100 discount for Vinum Vitae Alumni Level 2 Wine students

Please note that a minimum number of students are required for this course to go ahead, so please do not delay in enrolling as course may be closed


A non-refundable deposit of $199 or full payment will be required upon enrolment

bottom of page