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Online WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines
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Online WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

Become an expert in grape growing and winemaking of world wines at your own pace.

Do you have a hectic weekly schedule, or are you too great a distance to join us on our campuses? This advanced online certification course offers a more flexible pace and method to suit your needs.

TheOnlineWSET®Level3  Award in Winesoffers a detailed understanding of grape growing, winemaking,andtasting techniques. Thisadvanced-levelWSET® Level 3Award in Winesqualification is designed to give a comprehensive knowledge of the factors that account for the style,quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world.You will also learn how to use your tasting notes to make objective conclusions on a wine’s style, quality and readiness for drinking.Uponsuccessful course completion of theOnlineadvanced-level WSET®Level 3Award in Wines,, you will be able to assess wines accurately on their style, quality and price. In addition, you will gain the in-depth product knowledge required to underpin highly-valued job skills and competenciesfora prestigiousworldwide careerin the wine industry. 
 
Available in English only,theOnlineWSET®Level 3  Award in Winesis available in English and divided into thematic modules taught overnine weeks.Ten hours of study per week are recommended to cover the online activitiesand the WSET® textbooks provided atregistration.The course is delivered weekly,andregular access to and active participation in online activities is essential for this learning mode. However, there is no set connection time,,as there is no real-time exchange orwebinar.

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 3 Award in Wines?

WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines holders looking to build on their acquired knowledge.

Industry professionals and enthusiasts alike wishing to discover a wide range of wines and obtain an internationally recognised qualification.

Industry professionals wishing to build on their acquired knowledge to engage in a motivating career path: wholesale distributors, wine merchants, product or marketing managers, sommeliers and restaurant managers, etc.

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

What will you learn in this 9-week online WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines?

Identify the principal natural (terroir) and human factors in the vineyard and winery that are involved in the production of still wines of the world and explain how they can influence the style, quality and price of these wines.

Identify and describe the characteristics of still, sparkling and fortified wines produced in the principal wine-producing regions of the world.

Gain in-depth knowledge of the leading regions and appellations of the largest wine-producing countries: France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany, England, Central and South-Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, and South American countries (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru).

Demonstrate the ability to provide professional information and advice to customers.

Accurately taste and describe the key characteristics of the world's principal still, sparkling and fortified wines and use this sensory analysis to assess quality and readiness for drinking (ageing potential).

How does the online course work?

Upon enrolment to the online WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines, you will have access to the specially-designed WSET e-learning platform: the WSET® Online Classroom. The training content is mediatised and provided in various formats: text, video, interactive activities, and more. In addition, knowledge test questions are included throughout the modules to prepare you for the exam. An educator is available throughout the course to moderate online interactions, answer your questions, monitor your progress and support you. This qualification is delivered as a group training session. Using this dedicated forum, you can exchange with future classmates and discover the profile and background of each one. Peer learning from diverse backgrounds (geographical, cultural and professional) is an undeniable asset.

What are 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.
  • 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.

WSET Level 3 online wine course program

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Gain an in-depth understanding of grape growing and winemaking technical aspects that influence the style, quality and price of wine.

  • Learn to taste and describe wines using the WSET® Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT)
  • Learn about wine labelling regulations
  • Learn about wine storage, service principles, and proper pairing of wine and food skills

Understand wines’ styles and characteristics from the main European producing regions through knowledge of their grape growing and winemaking practices (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece).

Understand wines’ styles and characteristics from the major New World producing regions through knowledge of their grape growing and winemaking practices (USA, Canada, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand)

  • Know the production methods, main styles, and origins of sparkling wines (champagne, crémant, cava, sekt, prosecco, asti).
  • Know the production methods and the main styles and origins of fortified wines (port wine, sherry, muscat)

Prepare for your exam by practising with the help of revision exercises and a mock multiple-choice feedback examination to give yourself the best chance of success.

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Upon registration to the Online WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines, you will receive the following:

HOW WILL MY TRAINING TAKE PLACE?

Here are the different stages of the online WSET® Level 3 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 I have unlimited access to the e-learning platform and can manage my progress at my own pace over the 9-week course duration (recommended study time: 10 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.

One week before my exam, I attend a one-day seminar in Bordeaux to practice tasting and examination techniques.

I take my in-person exam at the Bordeaux campus: a closed-book theory examination (2 hours) and then a blind-tasting test (30 minutes).

Twelve 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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WISP CAMPUS ASSETS

Individualised support throughout your course duration.

A course that combines theory and tasting sensory training.

An innovative and inclusive pedagogical approach.

Certified educators and wine experts.

52% success rate in the WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines.

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