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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

ThirtyFifty is a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP), certified to offer the WSET Level 2 qualification as part of the UK's Qualifications and Credits Framework, regulated by Ofqual. The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits is run as a 3 day course on 3 consecutive Mondays or Saturdays with the flexibility to swap between Mondays and Saturdays if you need to. The course is centrally located in London's Covent Garden.

Who is the course designed for?

The Level 2 is ideal for those employed in the wine trade looking for a detailed and structured wine education with limited prior knowledge and will provide the knowledge necessary to progress to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines. The Level 2 course is also a perfect option for wine enthusiasts wanting to further their knowledge in a structured way. For anyone looking to enter the wine industry, a WSET qualification is essential, whether it be in a front of house role in a restaurant or bar or in retail.

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 Pre-requisites

You can start your wine journey at Level 2, no prior wine knowledge or qualifications are needed to join the course. If you have already studied the Level 1, the Level 2 course is the natural progression.

WSET Level 2 Course Content

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

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 employed in the wine industry or looking for their first role.
  • Run over 3 consecutive Saturdays or Mondays.
  • 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.

Booking WSET Courses

All courses 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.

Open-Dated Gift Vouchers

If you are giving the WSET Level 2 Course as a gift, you can purchase an open dated gift voucher so that the recipient can book a date with us directly. We'll automatically email you a link to the gift voucher to print off at home.

ThirtyFifty WSET Level 2 Award In Wines - Three Day Course in London - Open Dated Voucher. Valid for 24 months
COST  £389 Buy

Attend a WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits is a three day course running over 3 consecutive Saturdays or Mondays. It is perfect for those looking to develop a deeper understanding of the wines of the world. It is also the most common qualification 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 courses.

Date Tasting Location Availability Price
Sat, 7 Sep 2019
Sat, 14 Sep 2019
Sat, 21 Sep 2019
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - 3 DaysBrowns, St Martin's Lane
10 places left £389 pp
Mon, 9 Sep 2019
Mon, 16 Sep 2019
Mon, 23 Sep 2019
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines - 3 DaysBrowns, St Martin's Lane
10 places left £389 pp

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. 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.



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.


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