WSET Online Level 3 Award in Wines

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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:

46% passed the Theory exam with a Distinction grade
33% passed the
Theory exam with a Merit grade

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)

% shown are from the WSET 2021-22 academic year for the Vinum Vitae APP

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, 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

Unit 2

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

 
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What's Included

NEW Issue 2 -Physical Course Textbook, Workbook &

Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT) card

OR

NEW Issue 2 - eBook version of the WSET Level 3 Study Pack, usable on multiple devices, viewing license valid for up to 2 years (no printing available at present)

Two half-day Tasting Workshops where you will taste 17 quality wine samples (in total) to calibrate your palate with our WSET Wine Assessor

One evening 6 wine pre-exam tasting session with our WSET Wine Assessor

9-Week Online WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course including both local wine assessor and remote educator support (30+ hours of online delivery time / WSET Educator support / WSET Wine Assessor support)

Priority discounted invitations to WSET Level 3 Instructor led tasting sessions

Access to a Discounted "Wine with Jimmy" Level 3 Exam revision course (if you wish some help) 

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

 

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

 

Priority invitation to Instructor led Advanced tastings sessions

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:

  • Over 100 Educational Videos on All Key Learning Points

  • Over 750 Multiple Choice Revision questions

  • Mock exams

  • Flashcards

  • 28+ Full Short Written Questions with Mock Answers

  • Drag & Drop Exercises

  • Without Commercials

More details here (external and opens in new window)

Current UK price is £75+Credit card fees, we currently offer this course to our students for Only $110 extra

Note: some content is available free on YouTube (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 and private study

Apart from the wines supplied during the Tasting Workshops and pre-exam tasting (totaling 23-wines), no other wine samples will be supplied as part of this course

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

Assessment

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 Re-sit Prices from Aug 2022:

Vinum Vitae students

Level 3 Theory only re-sit $200

Level 3 Tasting only re-sit $150

Level 3 Full re-sit $300

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:

Start Date:

Finish Date:

Exam Date:

Exam Results:

Price:

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03/02/23

03/03/23

04/06/23

15/07/23 12:00-15:00

14-16 Weeks

$1,499

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

The full payment must be received by the

Final Payment date: 03/02/23

Includes a tutored tasting of 23 wine samples

10-wine Tasting Workshop #1:

7-wine Tasting Workshop #2:

6-wine Pre-Exam Tasting:

 

All dates TBC

22/04/23 12:00-15:00

29/04/23 12:00-14:00

xx/07/23 

Please note that a minimum number of students are required for this course to go ahead.