WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits
(was the Intermediate Certificate)
This qualification has been developed to address the growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments and meet the National Occupational Standards,
£350 .00 per candidate. The fee includes, tuition, learning materials, wines for tasting (about 40), examination, tea/coffee, home-cooked lunch.
Who needs this qualification?
Anyone working in an environment where they may be called upon to give basic advice/information about wine.
Also, members of the public, who wish to learn about wine find it a useful and pleasant experience.
Typical environments may include:
- wine merchants;
Why is this training important?
Everyone who works with wine should understand what makes one different from another and why. They should also have knowledge of the principles of food and wine pairing.
The course is delivered in eight sessions, presented over three days with the examination on the last day.
Duration: Three-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited: Yes
Ofqual qualification reference:
- Introduction to the Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting
- Common Faults
- Service and Storage of Wines
- Alcohol in Moderation
- Food and Wine Matching
- Factors influencing the Style of Wine
- Label Terminology
- Pinot Noir
- Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Syrah/Shiraz and Grenache
- Italy, Spain and Portugal
- Sparkling Wines
- Sweet Wines
- Fortified Wines – Sherry and Port