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Online WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines

Online WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines

Discover the world’s wines and develop your wine-tasting skills with a progressive approach.

Lack of availability or too great a distance to join us on campus? The WSET® Level 2Award in Wines is an intermediate certification course that allows you to discover the world’s wines over several weeks and is available whenever, wherever.

The online WSETLevel Level 2 Award in Wines will enhance your knowledge of the leading local and international grape varieties, the regions in which they are grown, and the style of wine they produce by understanding the environmental factors and production techniques for each. In addition, it allows a broader mindset to welcome international visitors.

Upon completingthis qualification, you will be able to read and understand a wine label, know the taste of the main grape varieties and skilfully advise your customers on food and wine pairing.


  • Available in English and French, the online WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines is divided into thematic modules taught over five weeks.
  • Four to six hours of study per week are recommended to cover the online activities and the WSET® textbooks provided at registration.
  • Regular access to and active participation in online activities are essential for this learning mode.
  • There is no limited time for the theory part of the course; you can complete the modules at your own pace.

Accessibility of training to people with disabilities. Contact our disability advisor on 05 57 71 75 61 or by email contact@wisp-campus.com in order to study together the necessary arrangements.

Who can benefit from the online WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines?

Beginners wishing to discover the wines of the world.

Industry professionals and wine enthusiasts who already have some basic knowledge of wine tasting.

WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines holders looking to build on their acquired knowledge.

Industry professionals or amateurs who are in the process of retraining.

Those involved in wine tourism.

Industry professionals wishing to obtain a recognised qualification to engage in a progressive career path: wholesale distributors, wine merchants, product or marketing managers, sommeliers and restaurant managers, etc.

What will you learn in this online WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines?

The concept of terroir and its impact on viticultural practices.

The influence of winemaking and bottle ageing on the eight principal grape varieties (chardonnay, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc, riesling, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir and syrah) as well as the styles of wine produced in each growing region.

The styles and characteristics of wines from other local grape varieties in the main wine regions.

The influence of grape varieties and winemaking processes on the key styles of sparkling and fortified wines worldwide.

The basic principles and practices of wine storage and service, as well as food and wine pairing.

How does the online course work?

The online modules are available for a period of five weeks. The online modules are available for a period of five weeks. If you enrol in the English version programme, you will have access to the specially-designed WSET e-learning platform: the WSET® Online Classroom. Enrolling in the French version programme makes the course accessible on the WiSP e-learning platform. The training comprises a series of short modules (5 to 15 minutes) to allow continuous learning and mobility. Moreover, the WiSP e-learning platform offers fun and interactive content specially developed by our educational team for an enriched experience. Another way to learn while covering all the WSET® modules. An application is also available on your tablet or Smartphone to study on the move, wherever, whenever. The WiSP team remains available to provide a specific revision schedule.

What are WiSP e-learning benefits?

More flexible than in-class training, you can learn at your own pace anytime.

  • 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.
  • 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), tablet or Smartphone (application).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dedicated Forum: Exchange with your future classmates and discover the profile and background of each one.

Detailed WSET® Level 2 PROGRAM online

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  • Grape berry components and structure
  • Necessary elements for optimal vine development
  • Evolution of grape maturity
  • Vine-growing environment and its influence
  • Various viticultural practices and their impact
  • Labelling terms related to origin or viticultural practices

  • Alcoholic fermentation process
  • Key stages of winemaking
  • Optional practices in winemaking
  • Bottle-ageing process

  • Classic international grape varieties
  • Terroirs and viticultural practices for each grape variety
  • Key stages of winemaking
  • Bottle-ageing process
  • Major wine regions of the world

  • Grape varieties
  • Keys stages of winemaking
  • Ageing options
  • Labelling terms specific to sparkling wines
  • Main producing regions

  • Ideal conservation conditions
  • Preserving opened wine
  • Recommended serving temperatures
  • Wine faults and flaws
  • Main food and wine pairing principles

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Upon registration to the Online WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines, you will receive the following:


Here are the different stages of the online WSET® Level 2 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.

Next sessions

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines / English Online


July 2023

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    10 Jul 2023 at 12H 00
    13 Aug 2023 at 23H 00
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