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ThirtyFifty - Wine Courses
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirts (Intermediate)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (formally known as the WSET Intermediate Certificate) is run as a 3 day course. It is ideal for those looking for a detailed and structured wine education. Perfect for enthusastic amateurs or those looking to enter the wine industry as a sales rep or as an assistant manager. ThirtyFifty run the Level 2 on three consecutive Saturdays in London and Cardiff.

WSET courses are the backbone of the wine industry in the UK and a must for anybody considering joining it. They provide a structured and progressive set of courses that are nationally and internationally recognised. Follow the link for an overview of WSET Courses

WSET Level 2 Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the Level 2, however if you have very little wine knowledge it may be worth considering the one day WSET Level 1 Award in Wines first.

WSET Level 2 Course Content

 

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

Building on the Level 1, the focus is "Looking Behind the Label". It offers a broad understanding of the wine regions of the world, tasting technique and an introduction to the key styles of spirits. Holders of the award should be able to read a label from either wines or spirits and understand the basic style behind the label or put another way - when you are out at dinner, the wine list will make sense.

  • How to taste wine like a professional.
  • Understand the factors that influence a wine's style and price.
  • Key grape varieties used in wines.
  • Interpret key labelling terms to understand the style, flavour and method of production of still, sparkling and fortified wines.
  • Interpret key labelling terms to understand the style, flavour and method of production of spirits and liqueurs.
  • Systematic approach to wine tasting.
  • Perfect for those looking for their first job in the wine industry.
  • Run over 3 consecutive Saturdays.
  • Full Student Pack, including text books and course books, provided.
  • QFC Level 2.
  • A one hour exam consisting of 50 multiple choice questions. A pass mark of 55% required.


For the full specification follow the link to open the WSET Level 2 Specification.

Booking WSET Courses

The days can be booked directly with ThirtyFifty online (see forthcoming course dates below) or by calling us on 020 8288 0314. If you have already been on a WSET course with ThirtyFifty you can receive a 10% discount on subsequent WSET courses.

 

Attend a WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

The WSET Level 2 (formerly known as the Intermediate Certificate) is a three day course running on 3 consecutive Saturdays, 3 Mondays or 3 Tuesdays. It is perfect for those looking to develop a deep understanding of the wines of the world. It is also the most common qualifcation that employers would look for, for those looking to enter or progress in the wine industry.

All attendees will receive the full study pack including course books on the first day of the course.

WSET Level 2 - London Dates

We run regular WSET courses in London and from time to time in other locations in the UK. Below are forthcoming events.

Date Tasting Location Availability Price
Mon, 27 Mar 2017
Mon, 3 Apr 2017
Mon, 10 Apr 2017
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits, 3 DaysThe Double Tree by Hilton London Greenwich
SE10 8FR
2 places left £359
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Sat, 3 Jun 2017
Sat, 10 Jun 2017
Sat, 17 Jun 2017
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits, 3 DaysThe Double Tree by Hilton London Greenwich
SE10 8FR
14 places left £359
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Mon, 25 Sep 2017
Mon, 2 Oct 2017
Mon, 9 Oct 2017
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits, 3 DaysBrowns, St Martin's Lane
WC2N 4AA
16 places left £359
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The start time is 8:45am for a prompt 9:00am start.

 

Where to after the WSET Level 2?

The next step is normally the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits. While the Level 2 is not a prerequisite, you do need to demonstrate a deep understanding of wine to gain entry to the Level 3. The easiest way to do this is by having the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. Dates for the Level 3 can be found on the Level 3 page.

 

Our Credentials

The WSET Level 2 is run by Chris Scott, Chris has over 10 years experience teaching wine and presents the popular weekly UK Wine Show podcast. Chris holds WSET Certified Educator qualification meaning he can teach the full range of WSET Courses including the Level 2.

 

Terms & Conditions

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.
No refunds are available.
You can transfer your place to another date with 2 weeks notice. We normally need at least 2 working days to transfer to another suitable person, but do ask if within this.

 

Our clients say...

I wanted to thank you for your help in organising the Level 2 and Level 3 courses. Garry and Chris are great teachers and we really enjoyed the courses. I look forward to working with you again in the summer.

Plamena - Oddbins

The Level 1 session on Saturday was very good and interesting. Camilla is an amazing teacher and demonstrated a high level of professionalism and patience with all participants.

Morgane

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