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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

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. We offer the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines as a 3 day course over 3 consecutive Mondays, Tuesdays or Saturdays with the flexibility to swap between Mondays/Tuesdays 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 a retail environment.

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

Building on the Level 1, the Level 2 course offers a broad understanding of the principal grape varieties, the regions in which they are grown and the styles of wine produced. Through both tasting and theory, explore the factors that affect style and quality and how to describe wines using the WSET's tasting approach. Holders of the award should be able to interpret wine labels, understand the basic style behind the label and navigate a wine list with confidence.

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT).
  • Understand the factors that influence a wine's style, quality and price.
  • 8 principal grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz.
  • Interpret key labelling terms to understand the style, flavour and method of production of still, sparkling and fortified wines.
  • Principles of food and wine pairing and the storage and service of wine.
  • 43 different wines to taste across the 3 sessions.
  • Perfect for those employed in the wine industry or looking for their first role.
  • Run over 3 consecutive Saturdays, Mondays or Tuesdays, the days can be interchangeable if required.
  • Full Student Pack, including text books and course books, provided.
  • QFC Level 2.
  • A one hour exam on Day 3 consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. A pass mark of 55% required.

Attend a WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Course

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is a three day course running over 3 consecutive Saturdays, Mondays or Tuesdays. It is perfect for those looking to develop a deeper understanding of the wines of the world.

All students will receive the full study pack on the first day of the course.

WSET Level 2 - London Dates

We run regular WSET courses in London and can also offer bespoke dates/locations for group bookings of 8 or more. Below are our forthcoming course dates:

Date Tasting Location Availability Price
Sat, 18 Apr 2020
Sat, 25 Apr 2020
Sat, 2 May 2020
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines (3 Days)Browns, St Martin's Lane
1 place left £389 pp
Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
Mon, 4 May 2020
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines (3 Days)Browns, St Martin's Lane
3 places left £389 pp
Sat, 19 Sep 2020
Sat, 26 Sep 2020
Sat, 3 Oct 2020
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines (3 Days)Browns, St Martin's Lane
10 places left £389 pp
Mon, 21 Sep 2020
Mon, 28 Sep 2020
Mon, 5 Oct 2020
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines (3 Days)Browns, St Martin's Lane
10 places left £389 pp

The start time is 8:45am for a prompt 9:00am start.

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 attended 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 Award in Wines 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


Where to after the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Course?

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. See dates for the Level 3 Award in Wines Course.


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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