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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, Classroom & Online

We are operating online courses during the covid-19 lockdown, with a number of exam options.

Booking WSET Courses

The courses can be booked directly online (see available dates below) or by calling us on 020 8288 0314. To discuss group bookings on different dates to those published please call us.

Next Course

Our May online course is scheduled to be completed after the intial 12 week lockdown when we hope to run exams either on a one on one basis or in groups as per normal.

Online WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - UK Wide

  • Online courses are live streamed via Zoom.
  • Students will receive 50ml samples of the wines 5 days in advance of the course.
  • Students can select which exam day and when they would like to complete the course.
  • The exam day includes a tasting master class with the examiner in the morning before the exam in the afternoon.

Below are forthcoming online courses for the UK:

Date Tasting Location Availability Price
Sat, 1 Aug 2020
Sat, 8 Aug 2020
Sat, 15 Aug 2020
Sat, 22 Aug 2020
Sat, 29 Aug 2020
Sat, 5 Sep 2020
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (6 Days)5 Days Online
& London Exam on 6th Day
8 places
18 days left to book
£695 pp

The start time is 8:30am for a prompt 8:45am start.

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines - London Classroom Dates

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is perfect for both wine enthusiasts and those looking to develop a career in the wine industry whether in retail, front of house hospitality and sommelier roles.

Saturday and Monday courses start at 8:45am and finish 5:45pm on the first day and 8:45am till 5:15pm on the rest. The exam is held on the afternoon of Day 6.

Date Tasting Location Availability Price
Sat, 10 Oct 2020
Sat, 17 Oct 2020
Sat, 24 Oct 2020
Sat, 31 Oct 2020
Sat, 7 Nov 2020
Sat, 14 Nov 2020
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (6 Days)Browns, St Martin's Lane
8 places £695 pp
Mon, 12 Oct 2020
Mon, 19 Oct 2020
Mon, 26 Oct 2020
Mon, 2 Nov 2020
Mon, 9 Nov 2020
Mon, 16 Nov 2020
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines (6 Days)Browns, St Martin's Lane
9 places £695 pp

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

About the WSET L3 Award in Wines

We offer students in the UK two ways to study for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine, either in the classroom or online, studying remotely throughout the course and then sitting the exam in London.

WSET courses are the backbone of the wine trade in the UK and a must for anyone considering joining as well as for serious wine enthusiasts. They provide a structured and progressive set of courses that are nationally and internationally recognised. Follow the link for an overview of our WSET Courses.

WSET Level 3 Classroom

Building on the Level 2 Award, the WSET Level 3 gives a more in-depth understanding of the wine regions of the world. A solid grounding in growing, making and tasting wine.

  • All classroom clases are cancelled until October 2020 due to Covid-19.
  • Run over 6 days, over consecutive Saturdays or Mondays.
  • Day 6 includes a morning tasting masterclass to ensure all candidates are ready for the tasting exam.
  • Text books provided before the course. They also include an optional set of activities to help prepare students who want to excel or those who are worried they may struggle.
  • 2,400 Flash Cards & 500 Exam Practice Questions
  • We use aroma phials in class to help students identify key wine aromas.
  • Option to switch online and move the exam to another date free of charge (during covid-19)
  • Final exam on the afternoon of Day 6 consisting of 50 Multi-choice questions, a long question and a blind tasting of two wines.
WSET Level 3 Online

If you would like to do the course online, we live stream our courses, participants can study at home with the wines we are using in class.

  • Online courses are available during the Covid-19 outbreak
  • The fee includes all the wines for the course shipped to the student.
  • The exam, either in Twickenham (on demand one-to-one) or central London (set dates). Minimum 3 weeks notice to register.
  • Mock tasting exam with marked tasting sheets and feedback.
  • Ability to ask course tutor questions during online class.
  • 2,400 Flash Cards & 500 Exam Practice Questions
  • Text books provided before the course. They also include an optional set of activities to help prepare students who want to excel or those who are worried they may struggle.
  • Free access to ThirtyFifty's 'Decoding the WSET L3 SAT' and audio guide. It is a concise guide to how to pass the tasting exam. Students can use the guide at home to practice.
  • Four ISO tasting glasses to use at home and keep.


Home Study Packs

If you would like to study towards the course but do not want to commit to a course at the moment. Our Home Study Packs include the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course book and ThirtyFifty's Flashcards, Exam style Questions and Tasting Support Materials. The packs purchase can be used as a discount to the cost of the course at a later date.

Open-Dated Gift Vouchers

If you are giving the WSET Level 3 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 3 Award In Wines - 6 Day Course over 6 Consecutive Weeks in London - Open Dated Voucher. Valid for 24 months
COST  £695 Buy


WSET Level 3 Course Content

  • Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation and bottling, labelling regulations)
  • Key wine producing countries and regions including France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Food and Wine Matching
  • Fortified Wines
  • QFC Level 3.

For the full specification follow this link WSET Level 3 Specification.

Where to after the WSET Level 3

The Level 3 is a prerequisite for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines. ThirtyFifty does not teach the Diploma and we are not planning to offer this qualification in the near future.

Our Credentials

ThirtyFifty is a WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP), certified to offer the WSET Level 3 qualification as part of the UK's Qualifications and Credits Framework which is regulated by Ofqual. We offer the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Course online or in classroom as a 6 day course over 6 consecutive Mondays or Saturdays with the flexibility to interchange between Mondays & Saturdays and to move from classroom to online if you need to. The Level 3 is ideal for those employed in the wine industry looking for a detailed and structured wine education. It's also suited to wine enthusiasts with prior knowledge who already have the Level 2 qualification as well as those looking to enter the wine industry in retail or hospitality. For larger group bookings we can arrange different dates/course structure to suit. The course is centrally located in London's Covent Garden.

The WSET Level 3 Course is run by Chris Scott and/or Tom Forrest. 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 3. Tom Forrest, formerly senior wine expert at Vinopolis, is an experienced WSET Certified Educator.

WSET Level 3 Prerequisites

The Level 3 is open to students who hold the Level 2 Award in Wines or can demonstrate they have the equivalent level of knowledge or qualifications.


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 4 weeks notice. We normally need at least 1 week's notice to transfer to another person, but do ask if within this.

Our clients say...

My wife and I were on your One Day Wine Course on Saturday, a Christmas present from our son, and we want to thank you for a brilliant day.  Your presentation was excellent, very informative and great fun.  We learnt a lot and we'll now enjoy our wine all the more.  Thank you very much.  We will be recommending ThirtyFifty to all our friends


I had a wonderful day, everything from the company, the food, location etc... I've already highly recommended the course. Thank you Robert for your wonderful knowledge also.


Over 500 multi-choice & short written answer questions to help you pass the WSET L3 Award in Wines, available for £20.

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