Level 3 Certificate in Wine
WSET Level 3 delivers an in-depth education experience that reflects today’s dynamic wine industry and offers immediate value. The Level 3 certificate is one of the most globally-recognized achievements in wine and is geared towards professionals or people interested in entering the wine industry, especially those looking for increased leadership and decision-making. Wine enthusiasts with a serious commitment will also enjoy this course, as it is interactive and customized to individual class dynamics and interests. The Level 3 course includes a complete study pack with an exclusive textbook and study workbook. Proprietary WSET films are also included.
WSET Level 3 embarks on an in-depth examination of the options and limitations available to producers of every major world wine region, including France, Italy, Spain, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. For each region we examine the natural and human factors that impact wine style, quality, and price. The study pack and textbook are completely new and include links to WSET films. Students who successfully pass a final examination, including a written and tasting portion, are entitled to the title “WSET Level 3 Certified” and to use the WSET logo on their professional materials.
When taken in person, the Level 3 course usually meets over 16 two-hour sessions or 6 weekend days. We feel this format gives students the best opportunity to really digest and process information—as well as practice tasting—prior to the challenging final exam. Systematic wine tasting is a part of every session, with more than 90 wines tasted in the course.
The Level 3 online course is a 9-week program consisting of a series of online activities, often based around group discussion, with an online tutor allocated to guide students. Each week covers a new topic and students can log in whenever they want during the week. Students are given timed practice exams and assignments to prepare them for the final evaluation. Tasting activities are also provided for participants to do in their own time. Students arrange with Grape Experience Wine and Spirit School to take the exam in person.