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.
Dates for 2016 will be released after September 2015.
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.
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.
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.