Our online wine and spirits qualifications

Our online wine and spirits qualifications

Would you like to learn about wines and spirits and cannot attend in-class courses at one of our campuses? Then, study at your own pace and convenience by opting for our online or blended learning courses. WiSP delivers the WSET® Levels 1, 2 and 3 Awards in Wines, the WSET® Levels 1 and 2 Awards in Spirits and the French Wine Scholar™ of the Wine Scholar Guild in blended learning mode. Distance learning is ideal for in-position professionals undergoing retraining. You can take the course from home or anywhere in the world! Furthermore, exchanging with other participants on the dedicated online forum will enable you to connect with people within the industry and enthusiasts such as yourself. During your training, you will have access to the WSET custom-designed online platform, namely WSET® Online Classroom, and additional WiSP e-learning modules over a defined period. Please be aware of the following requirements : WSET® Levels 1 and 2 offer online examinations. As for Level 3, students are required to attend the examination in person.

WiSP offers a high-performance, high-end distance learning platform.

1 / WSET® Qualifications Online Platforms

For WSET® wine and spirits certification programmes, you will train on online learning platform. Its access will be granted to you by e-mail as soon as your registration is processed. Through your dedicated learning path, you will have access to media resources to help you get the most out of your training: infographics, videos, practice quizzes, and more. You can learn anywhere and anytime, on your PC or Smartphone. These interactive resources allow you to continue your adventure in the world of wines and spirits entertainingly. Furthermore, via this platform, you can exchange with your future classmates and discover the profile and background of each one—an excellent way to create or expand your professional network. Moreover, the WiSP e-learning platform offers fun and creative content specially developed by our educational team for an enriched experience. Another way to learn while covering all the modules. An application is also available on your tablet or Smartphone to study on the move, wherever, whenever.

2 / French Wine Scholar™ Online Platform

To prepare for the French Wine Scholar™ certification, you will have access to the Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) platform. The e-learning modules will take you on a journey through the distinct French wine regional appellations to discover their history, climatic and geological particularities and factors that shape their identities. In addition, you will gain comprehensive technical knowledge of grape varieties, grape growing, winemaking and specific wine regulations. Then, during a 2-day course at our Bordeaux campus, you will taste a selection of wines to discover how their colours, flavours and aromas are linked to the climatic, geological and environmental characteristics of their producing regions.

WiSP e-learning benefits:

Autonomous Learning Progression: Stay in control of your learning progression by studying at your own pace and convenience. Thanks to the "replay" function, you can review the content as often as needed.

Study Mode Flexibility and Materials Availability : A wide variety of formats and modules are available! Our online courses include a comprehensive study manual covering the course's content, collaborative activities, quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation, and tasting webinars.

Online Student Support: You are not alone! A dedicated WiSP team member will follow up with you throughout your training and answer your questions.

Online Learning in Motion : You can access your content whenever and wherever. All you need is an internet connection. Course materials are available on a computer (online platform) or tablet and Smartphone (application).

Same Content and Recognition : The e-learning programmes and certification exams are strictly identical to the in-class mode. Both study modes carry the same diploma recognition.

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Here are the different stages of the online WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines, from course registration to certificate validation.

I validate my registration with the support of the WiSP team.

I receive my access codes to connect to the e-learning platform.

I have unlimited access to the online study modules and progress at my own pace. I have unlimited access to the e-learning platform and can manage my progress at my own pace over the 5-week course duration (recommended study time: 6 hours/week).

This qualification is delivered as a group training session. As such, an educator monitors my progress and facilitates the group session. I ask all my questions in the forum to fully understand all the concepts covered in the modules.

Fifteen days before the exam date, I will receive an invitation. The 60-minute exam (50 MCQs) can be in person (FR / EN) or online (EN only).

Six weeks after the exam, I will receive my results by e-mail. If I successfully pass my exam, I will receive my WSET® certificate and lapel pin by post.

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